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UK degree options in Greece

Studying in Greece

In Greece, you’ll find many great opportunities to study for a UK degree. If studying in the UK is too expensive or if you have caring, job or family commitments that prevent you from travelling to the United Kingdom, you can still gain your dream qualification.

These Transnational Education (or TNE) courses are designed, delivered, and quality-assured to the UK’s own rigorous standards and each leads to a UK degree.

They can provide a pathway to the United Kingdom at a later date, either to continue your studies or to work, and you’re sure to benefit from their strong links with both UK and international business (just one of the reasons that graduates with UK degrees are among the most employable in the world). You may also find that studying for a UK TNE degree in Greece is more affordable than studying in the UK itself.

Eligibility

You can apply to study for a UK-awarded TNE programme in Greece if you have completed one of following qualifications:

  • Greek lykeio Apolyterion
  • GCE A-Levels
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (or equivalent qualification)

In addition, you must have evidence of English language proficiency. Such as

  • FCE
  • CAE
  • CPE
  • IELTS

There may also be additional requirements depending on the course you choose. So we always advise you to check with the UK university that will be awarding your degree, and with the partner institution in Greece where you will be studying.

Students from non EU Countries

If you live in a non EU country, you may need a student visa to enter Greece. These can be issued by a Greek Embassy or High Commission in your home country. In addition, your local Greek Consulate or Embassy can confirm the documentation you need, as well as give you information about the interview process.

To find out where a Greek Consulate or Embassy is located in your region, as well as full contact information, go to www.mfa.gr/en/visas/

Which degree should I choose?

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

With such a variety of UK degrees on offer, you’re certain to find a course that’s right for you.

Every year, graduates in Greece complete their studies in subjects ranging from Masters degrees in Law or Business Administration to Bachelors degrees in Graphic Design and Fashion. And each is awarded their prestigious degree from a UK university.

For a comprehensive list of UK degrees that you can study for while in Greece, visit the British Council Greece website.

Studying online

Depending on your work and home commitments, you may choose to study for your degree online.

There are a number of these programs available in Greece which offer the same high standards of UK teaching and the same prestigious qualifications while allowing for a greater amount of flexibility and schedules that better suit your needs.

For more information, we advise contacting your preferred UK University as well as the partnering institution in Greece. For a full list of programmes and universities, please visit the British Council Greece website.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information above is as accurate as possible. But please note that the flexible nature of TNE programmes means that there may be opportunities available to you in Greece that are not mentioned above. For the best possible advice, you should always seek clarity by contacting your chosen university directly.

UK degree options in Cyprus

Studying in Cyprus

In Cyprus, you’ll find many great opportunities to study for a UK degree. If studying in the UK is too expensive or if you have caring, job or family commitments that prevent you from travelling to the United Kingdom, you can still gain your dream qualification.

These Transnational Education (or TNE) courses are designed, delivered, and quality-assured to the UK’s own rigorous standards and each leads to a UK degree.

They can provide a pathway to the United Kingdom at a later date, either to continue your studies or to work, and you’re sure to benefit from their strong links with both UK and international business (just one of the reasons that graduates with UK degrees are among the most employable in the world). You may also find that studying for a UK TNE degree in Cyprus is more affordable than studying in the UK itself.

Eligibility

You can apply to study for a UK-awarded TNE programme in Cyprus if you have completed one of following qualifications:

  • Cyprus Apolyterion
  • GCE A-Levels
  • International Baccalaureate diploma

In addition, you must have evidence of English language proficiency. Such as

  • IGCSE
  • IELTS

There may also be additional requirements depending on the course you choose. So we always advise you to check with the UK university that will be awarding your degree, and with the partner institution in Cyprus where you will be studying.

Students from non EU Countries

If you live in a non EU country, you may need a student visa to enter Cyprus. These can be issued by a Cypriot Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your home country.

For more information about student visas, please visit the Migration Department in Cyprus

Which degree should I choose?

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

With such a variety of UK degrees on offer, you’re certain to find a course that’s right for you.

Every year, graduates in Cyprus complete their studies in subjects ranging from Masters degrees in Law or Business Administration to Bachelors degrees in Graphic Design and Fashion. And each is awarded their prestigious degree from a UK university.

For a comprehensive list of UK degrees that you can study for, visit the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education website.

For more information, we advise that you contact your chosen institution in Cyprus and enquire about its partnerships with UK universities.

Studying online

Depending on your work and home commitments, you may choose to study for your degree online.

There are a number of these programs available in Cyprus which offer the same high standards of UK teaching and the same prestigious qualifications, while allowing for a greater amount of flexibility and schedules that may better suit your needs.

For more information, we advise contacting your preferred UK University as well as the partnering institution in Cyprus. For a full list of programmes and universities, please visit the Cyprus Agency website.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information above is as accurate as possible. But please note that the flexible nature of TNE programmes means that there may be opportunities available to you in Cyprus that are not mentioned above. For the best possible advice, you should always seek clarity by contacting your chosen university directly

UK degree options in Bulgaria

Studying in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, you’ll find many great opportunities to study for a UK degree. If studying in the UK is too expensive or if you have caring, job or family commitments that prevent you from travelling to the United Kingdom, you can still gain your dream qualification.

These Transnational Education (or TNE) courses are designed, delivered, and quality-assured to the UK’s own rigorous standards and each leads to a UK degree.

They can provide a pathway to the United Kingdom at a later date, either to continue your studies or to work, and you’re sure to benefit from their strong links with both UK and international business (just one of the reasons that graduates with UK degrees are among the most employable in the world). You may also find that studying for a UK TNE degree in Bulgaria is more affordable than studying in the UK itself.

Eligibility

You can apply to study for a UK-awarded TNE programme in Bulgaria if you have completed one of following qualifications:

  • High School Leaving Certificate with good performance and High School Diploma
  • GCE A-Levels
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

In addition, you must have evidence of English language proficiency, such as:

  • IELTS
  • CAE
  • CPE
  • PTE

There may also be additional requirements depending on the course you choose. So we always advise you to check with the UK university that will be awarding your degree, and with the partner institution in Bulgaria where you will be studying.

Students from non EU Countries

If you live in a non-EU country, you may need a student visa to enter Bulgaria (Type D - long-term residence visa). These can be issued by a Bulgarian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Find out where a Bulgarian Consulate or Embassy is located in your region, as well as full contact information.

Which degree should I choose?

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

With such a variety of UK degrees on offer, you’re certain to find a course that’s right for you.

Every year, graduates in Bulgaria complete their studies in subjects ranging from Bachelors degrees in various branches of Business Studies, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts Management and Software Engineering to Masters degrees in Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Finance and Banking, Digital Marketing and Social Media. And each is awarded their prestigious degree from a UK university.

For a comprehensive list of UK degrees that you can study for while in Bulgaria, visit the websites of collaborating universities listed below.

Studying online

Depending on your work and home commitments, you may choose to study for your degree online.

There are a number of these programs available in Bulgaria which offer the same high standards of UK teaching and the same prestigious qualifications while allowing for a greater amount of flexibility and schedules that better suit your needs.

For more information, we advise contacting your preferred UK University as well as the partnering institution in Bulgaria. For a full list of programmes and universities, please visit websites of collaborating universities listed below.

City College, University of York in partnership with New Bulgarian University

Varna University of Management Undergraduate Programmes , Postgraduate Programmes

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information above is as accurate as possible. But please note that the flexible nature of TNE programmes means that there may be opportunities available to you in Bulgaria that are not mentioned above. For the best possible advice, you should always seek clarity by contacting your chosen university directly.

UK degree options in Romania

Many UK higher education institutions offer courses overseas, including in Romania. These courses are provided through local partners and online platforms. They are designed, delivered, and quality-assured to the UK’s own rigorous standards, and lead to UK qualifications that are fully recognised by employers and national education authorities in Romania.

A UK qualification opens doors to many new and exciting opportunities. Many students in Romania have completed a UK TNE course and boosted their personal and career development as a result

Eligibility

You can apply to study for a UK-awarded TNE programme in Romania if you have completed one of following qualifications:

  • Romanian Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-Levels or other pre-university qualifications equivalent to A-Levels
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (or equivalent qualification)

Postgraduate programmes tend to admit students with bachelor's degrees from Romania or abroad.

These TNE programmes may also have additional English language requirements, such as IELTS or CAE

There may also be additional requirements depending on the course you choose. So we always advise you to check with the UK university that will be awarding your degree, and with the partner institution in Romania where you will be studying.

Students from non EU Countries

If you live in a non-EU country, you may need a student visa to enter Romania. These can be issued by a Romanian Embassy or High Commission in your home country. In addition, your local Romanian Consulate or Embassy can confirm the documentation you need, as well as give you information about the interview process.

Find out where a Romanian Consulate or Embassy is in your region, as well as full contact information.

Which degree should I choose?

There are several UK TNE programmes available in Romania which offer the same high standards of teaching as the courses at universities in the UK.

Upon successful completion of your studies, you will be awarded the same qualifications as these universities’ students in the UK. Every year, undergraduate and postgraduate students in Romania complete their studies for higher education degrees awarded by UK universities in subjects ranging from Master’s degrees in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations or MSc in Management of Business, Innovation and Technology and MBAs to Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Digital Marketing, Business Management, Accounting and Finance with Business Analytics, and International Hotel Business Management.

For a comprehensive list of UK degrees that you can study for while in Romania, visit the British Council Romania website. This list also includes several below-degree more professionally oriented courses developed by local institutions of higher education in collaboration with prestigious UK TNE providers.

Depending on the agreement between the local higher education institution (HEI) and the UK universities, upon successful completion of your course you may be awarded either a dual award from both the Romanian HEI and the UK university (also known as a dual degree) or a degree from just the UK university. Some Romanian universities may have ‘articulation agreements’ with their TNE partners in the UK. This means that the UK university will recognise the credits that you have studied for in Romania. Otherwise, in line with current national legislation, Romania’s Ministry of Education cannot yet approve TNE provision leading to the so called ‘joint degree”. For more information, we advise that you contact your chosen HEI in Romania and enquire about its partnerships with UK universities. To find out about online degrees, we advise that you directly contact individual institutions in the UK.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information above is as accurate as possible. But please note that the flexible nature of TNE programmes means that there may be opportunities available to you in Malaysia that are not mentioned above. For the best possible advice, you should always seek clarity by contacting your chosen university directly.

UK degree options in Malta

Studying in Malta

In Malta, you’ll find many great opportunities to study for a UK degree. If studying in the UK is too expensive or if you have caring, job or family commitments that prevent you from travelling to the United Kingdom, you can still gain your dream qualification.

These Transnational Education (or TNE) courses are designed, delivered, and quality-assured to the UK’s own rigorous standards and each leads to a UK degree.

They can provide a pathway to the United Kingdom at a later date, either to continue your studies or to work, and you’re sure to benefit from their strong links with both UK and international business (just one of the reasons that graduates with UK degrees are among the most employable in the world). You may also find that studying for a UK TNE degree in Malta is more affordable than studying in the UK itself.

Eligibility

You can apply to study for a UK-awarded undergraduate TNE programme in Malta if you have completed one of following qualifications:

For undergraduate courses:

  • Diploma (MQF5)
  • Advanced or Intermediate level (MQF4) in subjects relevant to the course
  • GCE A-Levels
  • International Baccalaureate diploma

For postgraduate courses:

  • A qualification at Undergraduate level (MQF6). The Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) assists in making the Maltese qualifications system easier to understand and review, and more transparent at a national and international level. The Malta Qualifications Framework is also a referencing tool that helps to describe and compare both national and foreign qualifications to promote quality, transparency and mobility of qualifications in all types of education. It is mainly referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) as well as to other non-European qualifications frameworks. Have a look at Malta Further and Higher Education Authority website for more information about Malta Qualifications Framework.

In addition, you must have evidence of English language proficiency, such as IELTS.

There may also be additional requirements depending on the course you choose. So we always advise you to check with the UK university that will be awarding your degree, and with the partner institution in Malta where you will be studying.

Students from non EU Countries

If you live in a non-EU country, you need a student visa to study in Malta. These can be issued by a Maltese Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your home country.

For more information about student visas, please visit the Identity Malta homepage .

Which degree should I choose?

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

Every year, graduates in Malta complete their studies in subjects ranging from MBAs to degrees in Human Resources Management. And each is awarded their prestigious degree from a UK university.

For a comprehensive list of UK degrees that you can study for, visit the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority website

For more information, we advise that you contact your chosen institution in Malta and enquire about its partnerships with UK universities.

Studying online

Depending on your work and home commitments, you may choose to study for your degree online.

There are a number of these programmes available in Malta which offer the same high standards of UK teaching and the same prestigious qualifications, while allowing for a greater amount of flexibility and schedules that may better suit your needs.

For more information, we advise contacting your preferred UK University as well as the partnering institution in Malta.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information above is as accurate as possible. But please note that the flexible nature of TNE programmes means that there may be opportunities available to you in Malaysia that are not mentioned above. For the best possible advice, you should always seek clarity by contacting your chosen university directly.

UK degree options in Croatia

The Algebra/Goldsmiths TNE partnership is the first such partnership in Croatia, having been announced in January 2022. Courses will begin in September 2022 and will include the validation of 12 innovative programmes at Bachelors and Masters levels. We believe that not only is this the first UK/Croatia TNE partnership but also the only international partnership of its kind for any university in Croatia. As such, the partnership is blazing a new trail, with management at Algebra working closely with the Ministry of Science and Education to ensure that any obstacles they or their students encounter can be addressed quickly and easily.

Supporting the development of TNE partnerships is a priority for the government of Croatia, and forms a central plank of its internationalisation strategy. Certainly, Croatia represents an excellent location for study. Living costs are low compared to Western European countries, and the well-developed tourist infrastructure means that the country is both welcoming and easily accessible for visitors.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with a Croatian baccalaureate (or equivalent from another country). Currently, a pass in English in baccalaureate A is considered sufficient to study. For applicants from outside Croatia IELTS is necessary, with required levels varying depending on the course of study.

Candidates from outside the EU will need a student visa to enter Croatia. These can be issued by the nearest Croatian Embassy in your home country - see https://www.croatiaeducation.info/international-students/list-of-croatian-embassies-and-consulates-around-the-world.html for a list of Embassies around the world and more information for international students.

The full range of courses available for study can be viewed at the website of Algebra University, see https://www.algebra.hr/visoko-uciliste/en/partnership-with-goldsmiths-university-of-london/