The on/off campus Study Guidelines Part II: What to know about European university updates on COVID for International Students?

 

In part 1 of the off/on-campus study guidelines, we discussed American and Canadian universities that are open to students with their best available and implemented learning mode for the students which would decide their permitted access to student visa for entering the province of the United States. The previous article gave an in-depth understanding of the conditions that prevail in the outer world, forbidding the study abroad aspirants to move outside India and pursue their dreams and earn a well-remunerating job.

Student Cover will discuss different other major study destinations where a list of certain universities has implemented their own choice of mode of learning, keeping in check the hardships of international students and following the government’s guidelines on the COVID situation particular province.

The other major abroad destinations for pursuing higher education involve European universities where the government has imposed their own set of conduct for the international students to follow and be aware of applying for admissions or being decisive about renewing their visa permits for coming back to continue their education.

Updates on the European Universities and their COVID-Related Regulations

Considering the broader province of Europe, it is wiser to divide the significant study destinations under it into four parts and look into the universities imposing the different modes of learning for their batch of the newest international university applicants.

Here are various essential abroad destinations for pursuing your career choice and knowing the regulation before applying to them.

France

One of the major study abroad destinations is open to all international students irrespective of their province amidst COVID. All the universities in France were open to accepting and extending invitations to the international students amidst COVID. The government of France has passed some new Guidelines and university authorities for keeping in check the safety and health of the students and other employees in the university.

  1. University in France is open to accepting invitations for the entire student for upcoming sessions.
  2. Both online and offline learning modes are available for the students after visiting the country, but all the practical lab work is conducted inside the campus premises.
  3. Health Checks are being conducted on the country border, and it is mandatory to carry an RT-PCR COVID test result which need not be older than three days.
  4. You need to download a sworn declaration from the website of Campus France, the Republic of France, for people traveling from countries outside of the European region, where one needs to sign the agreement mentioning, “The traveler does not show signs of Covid-19 and has not met anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days”.
  5. The sworn declaration includes an undertaking by the traveler that agrees to follow the isolation protocol for seven days after arrival and to carry out a virological test “RT-PCR COVID” at the end of the isolation period.”
  6. Suppose one belongs to a country where it is difficult to get the RT-PCR test done. In that case, the students or researchers are advised to test for a negative antigenic test and apply for a waiver off from the French Embassy testing.
  7. The student who has applied for a waiver for testing with French Embassy must have a prior accepted 7-day stay in a predetermined accommodation on their arrival and get tested with an RT-PCR test at the end of the completion of 7 days of the isolation period.
  8. The French government has requested all the students and research scholars from various other countries to strictly follow the protocol and download the Tous Anti Covid application.

University in France which are open to in-person Learning

Country

University Name

Location

Amount of Tuition

France

Sorbonne University

Paris

NA

HEC Paris

Paris

Between INR 14-47.5 Lakh

École Polytechnique

Paris

Between INR 5.2-21 Lakh

INSEAD

 Paris

NA

Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris

Paris

NA

Germany

Here are some of the German government’s regulations for international students’ safety and safeguarding their entire learning process inside the campus or via virtual learning.

  1. All the German universities have either shifted to the virtual model of teaching or learning. They deliver a combination of face-to-face and online modes of learning to help students according to their needs and ability.
  2. Until October 2020, Germany has allowed students from New Zealand, Thailand, Uruguay, Singapore, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong.
  3. The winter semester 2020/2021 that began from November 1 saw a combination of both off and online learning modes in German Universities.

Universities in Germany that are open to Hybrid/Online Mode of Classes or Learning

Country

University Name

Location

Amount of Tuition

Germany

University of Law

Berlin

 Between INR 8-11.4 Lakh

Berlin School of Business & Innovation

Berlin

Between INR 7-10.5 Lakh

Kingston University

Hamburg

Between INR 13-14 Lakh

Arden University

Berlin

Approx. INR 7 lakh

University of Applied Sciences, Europe

     Berlin,   Hamburg & Iserlohn

NA

Ireland

 

Various protocols have been implemented to look after and protect the health of all the international people who are either studying, living, or working in Ireland, that includes:

  1.   An international student studying in Ireland or the prospective students who are to come to Ireland universities is open to entering into the region for higher education.
  2.  Students who are traveling from the green region are only allowed to enter Ireland. All the Red, Orange, and Grey regions cannot travel to complete their country’s education.
  3.  Universities in Ireland are ready to proceed with on-campus learning and welcome international students into the university with complete protection and social distancing.
  4.  Irish universities were accepting admissions for the year 2020-21.

Irish Universities those are open for In-person learning mode

Country

University Name

Location

Amount of Tuition

Ireland

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin

Between INR 12.7-19 Lakh

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin

Between INR 14-22.9 Lakh

IT Sligo

Sligo

 Between INR 9.2-10 Lakh

Dublin City University

Dublin

 Between INR 11-14 Lakh

Maynooth University

Maynooth

 Between INR 7.9-13 Lakh

United Kingdom

According to the statistics mentioned by College Dekho Study Abroad, about 485,645 international students are currently pursuing their higher studies in UK universities. Due to the country’s willingness to invite applications during the pandemic, there has been a growth in UK universities’ admissions. UK universities are now ready to welcome the international students inside their campuses and begin on-campus learning mode with their practical readiness.

Here are some of the protocols implemented by the UK government for allowing international students into the country.

  1. The universities have made convenient the availability of study material and resources for the students.
  2. The universities have remodified the digital space to enable the students to communicate effectively with their peers studying online or offline.
  3. The universities have made sure of all the students, staff, and faculty members on campus by modifying rules concerning the danger of COVID.
  4. All the bars, shops, grocery stores, and restaurants are open in the country. Hence the students can procure their supplies and get food adequately available to them.
  5. PPE and facemasks have been made mandatory in all the high-risk places and inside the campus.
  6. The deadline for application window 2021 for international students in UG courses is June 30th, 2021.

UK Universities that are open for In-person learning mode

Country

University Name

 Location

 Amount of Tuition

UK

City, University of London

London

Between INR 15-16 Lakh

Birkbeck, University of London

London

Between INR 12-13.5 Lakh

University College London

London

Between INR 24-28 Lakh

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester

Between INR 12-15 Lakh

University of Oxford

Oxford

Between INR 22-54.9 Lakh

Let’s Wrap Up

European Universities tend to work ahead of other countries concerning welcoming more students into the university and give them a chance to procure world-class education. These protocols set by all the university heads and various government figures would enable a more robust belief system within international students that presently hides behind the dread of COVID-19.

All these universities that are part of Europe tend to follow a specific code of conduct amidst COVID, which ensures a secure stay for the international students and enables them to grab a chance of better employment opportunities and earn a better living.

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