Study in Europe is quite tricky. Europe is famous for its advanced education and scientific system. Do you want to know what kind of study system is in practice on this continent? Study in Europe is tricky phase in student’s life. However, we will let you know the different aspects that will help you in your study career.
Quality Learning System:
Many students struggle hard to get into universities in Europe. They don’t know which are of average standard and included in the ranks of the world’s best institutions. Quality education is certainly supported by a quality learning system as well.
Students who have studied abroad will definitely feel a striking difference, especially in terms of the education system.
What are the differences in education system of Europe?
The striking thing that distinguishes study in Pakistan from Europe is in Europe using ECTS. ECTS is short form for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System or commonly called credit points.
What is ECTS System in European Education system?
While ECTS is a standard used by countries in Europe who are members of the European Union to compare student performance.
Each course has a special duration that can be calculated in the form of credits, ranging from 1,500 – 1,800 hours during one academic year. In general, one credit is equal to 25-30 hours. You can read detailed information about ECTS on the European Commission website.
Types of assignments and evaluation system
Assignments which are given to students studying in Europe are not merely written examinations. There are also oral examinations in addition to essays. As we know in Europe a student has to read reference books given by lecturers in order to be able to answer the questions given when facing an essay exam.
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Attendance system in Europe:
As quoted from the online education portals, we can say there is no more nonattendance consequences for lectures in Germany. It is the student’s own right to attend or not attend lectures. So, students there, are given the freedom to determine their future in college. It is different with students in Pakistan who must be ‘forced’ to attend 99 percent of the total classes to take the semester exam.
Total duration for Master degree education in Europe
The length of study is not too much different from Pakistan which ranges from 3.5 to 4 years. The length of study in Europe for S1 is around 3 years. As for the Masters level, each country also applies a variety of study periods, between 1-2 years.
Online module system for studying in Europe:
One of the things that is a kind of advantage for studying in Europe is that there are online modules. These are always uploaded periodically by lecturers on some specific sites. There’s even indirect teaching system face-to-face via Skype or Google Hangout. Students can download lectures on behalf of their study course.
They can adjust the time for each course according to their capacity.
Unique educational system in Europe
Each country in Europe implements a mixed learning system. You need to choose a country and university that suits your learning goals and habits so you can easily adjust.
The following is a glimpse of the differences in the education system in European countries which are observed by many international students.
Study in England
Education in the UK is known to have a superior reputation and has been recognized by most of the international students who are studying in the country of Queen Elizabeth. The British education system encourages students to explore ideas and creativity independently. Learning also takes place interactively through group research, discussions, debates, and so on.
Study in Netherlands
Not much different from England, the Netherlands applies an education system by developing open and internationally oriented thinking through interactive learning.
Learning in Dutch country focuses on teamwork making it easier for you to interact with other international students. Most study programs will require you to appear in exams and work in groups to analyze and solve a problem.
Study in France
France also applies high standards in education where everyone takes education very seriously. Each class in college is designed for a few students. So, each student will get more intensive attention from teachers to do well in the learning process. More detailed information can be found at: www.studying-in-france.org
Study in Germany
In some aspects, study in Germany is more theoretical than in other countries, where students will attend many lectures with professors in physical classes.
But at the end of the study period, there will be practical assignments in addition to the final theoretical assignments. Some educational institutions in Germany also require students to take internships, so that they apply the knowledge they have acquire, in German universities.
Study in Norway
Norway has become one of the ideal countries to study with a diverse and flexible types of study programs. You can feel the informal atmosphere of learning at a number of universities in Norway.
The teachers will be very supportive during your whole learning process. The learning process is also sometimes executed in small groups that are more relaxed.
Universities in Norway teach the students to work with small teams. They transfer the art of building teams which can solve the problems. They want the team setups become able to introduce a synergy system in companies and organizations.
That’s why we see in Pakistan the team spirit is almost touching dead level. Most the persons prefer to work on solo basis. They don’t know how to get the big results with the help of team members. In Pakistan we see few big companies but in Europe the multinational chain networks are working.
It is the secret of their power education system in Europe.