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Top EU universities for remote studies

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The main advantage of distance learning is that the course can be taken from anywhere in the world, provided that you have Internet access. Besides, to be convenient in terms of mobility, it is also cheaper than receiving full-time European education, since there are no additional expenses for living in another country.

European education system

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Almost the entire education system in Europe is built on a credit-modular system. Each discipline you study allows you to earn a certain amount of ECTS – credits.

The total annual student loan must be 60 ECTS credits. To obtain a bachelor’s degree, you need to collect from 180 to 240 ECTS credits, and for a master’s degree, you need to get the missing ones up to 300 (that is, another 60 to 120 ECTS credits).

Leading universities in European distance education

We create the list of top 3 best European University who has wide distance learning program, 

Open University

Great Britain

The largest university in Great Britain, which has more than 250,000 students, and more than 50,000 are foreign.


Certificates, diplomas, and degrees of bachelor (bachelor), master (master), there are also doctoral programs (Ph.D.).

Specificity of teaching

Study materials are sent by mail free of charge and may include:

  • specially written textbooks, books;
  • audio CDs, DVDs, and various software;
  • for some practice sessions, equipment to be returned;

You can find some information in online-library. Given the specifics of distance education, for effective learning, it is recommended that the student has a computer with Internet access.

To complete the course, you must complete assignments to be graded by the instructor. There are two types of assessments:

  • grades throughout the course, for which you will answer questions from the instructor, complete small written assignments, or interactive assignments.
  • exam or research-grade: exams can be written or oral. If the exam is written, you will be sent a sample exam sheet to familiarize yourself with the appearance and course materials for the exam.

To take the written exam, you must be present at a university or one of the partners centers closest to your country. Oral can be passed by videoconference.

Concerning research work, it can be requested in writing or electronically. You will know the date by which the work should be sent to the university. The delivery of work is paid for by the student.

Fern University


It is the first and only public open university. At the time of this writing, over 79,000 students are educated at this university, more than 6,000 of whom are students outside Germany. Provides the opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree (bachelor), master’s (master), doctor (Ph.D.).


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in your chosen field. A certificate is also issued indicating the total score, information on exams passed, the topic of the dissertation, and information on obtaining a degree.

Specificity of teaching

The exams can be taken at the German embassy or consulate. If we are talking about oral exams, then there are two options: to come to the university, or, for students from far abroad and only after the consent of the auditors, to conduct an exam in the form of the videoconference. It will cost you a one-time fee of 40 euros.

Universidad a Distancia de Madrid


The Open University of Madrid (UDIMA) is a private university centered in Madrid. Opportunity to obtain degrees in the following areas: law, administration, and management, the psychology of work and human resources, and tourism.


There are bachelor and master degree, depending on your major field of study

Specificity of teaching

You will study like in a real classroom “virtual class, It is quite convenient because the class is working 24/7. Students can connect directly with teachers through forums, telephone, or additional online tools. The student is given access to a huge amount of teaching materials in various subjects written by renowned authors in the scientific community. You will have an online test and exams, and other virtual University stuff.

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