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2 Dream Foundation Have you ever thought about the possibility of going to study abroad?

3 Dream Foundation Well, most of the people do think about it but few of them actually do it. What about you?

4 – 80% college graduates earn a degree in a field other than what they would have really preferred. – 90% of people land up in a job unfulfilled, not because they want it, but because thats what they have got under the circumstances, with their background, experience and skills. What about you?

5 Experience a world without borders Expand your knowledge base Learn a foreign language Find yourself Get an advantage on the job market Most common reasons why to study abroad

6 Myths about studying abroad that are not true!

7 Only foreign language students study abroad. I can only go to study abroad to the UK or U.S. as I don't speak any other foreign languages besides English. It is easier and just as good to travel once I have a job. I do not have enough money to study abroad.

8 Dream Foundation ~3000 programs 60+ universities to choose from Supporting the application process Introducing studies abroad Online advice Pre-depature meetings Operating in 20 countries One of the biggest in Europe! Easy & comfortable online application

9 Which countries can I go to? Denmark Netherlands United Kingdom Sweden USA and many more!

10 Dream Foundation is specialised in full-time programs: – Undergraduate programs (bachelor, diploma) – Postgraduate programs (master) – Phd programs (coming soon*)

11 We also offer also possibility to apply to one-year programs: – Final year courses – finish your 3rd year studies of BA course abroad and get 2 diplomas (local university + university abroad) – Top-up courses – study an extra year and get 2 BA diplomas (local university + university abroad)

12 3 + 2 system (BA + MA) 2 + 1 + 2 system (AP + Final Year + MA)


14 - Quality of education – innovative study methodologies, high student satisfaction rate, institutions among world best in different rankings. - English based programs – wide choice of international programs taught in English - Free for EU/EAA students – Danish goverment is paying for the education to attract brains, otherwise one year would cost around 10 000. Why go to study to Denmark?

15 - Good job opportunities – students need to work in average 12-15 hours a week to cover their living costs. Minimum salary is around 13/ hour (60h/month = 780). Availability of jobs depends from different cities. - International education - students in study groups are usually from different countries and that makes the education really international.

16 - Living cost – from 500-700/month. 5,800 per year will typically cover accommodation, food and general personal expenses. - Living place – in average 250-350/ month - Transportation – 40-60/month (bicycle = 0) - Food & other costs – 200-300/month - Study cost – usually you need a laptop and books (books you can buy from other students = much cheaper) - Tuiton is free of charge for EU/EAA students - Study materials, trips, etc – around 500-1000 for the study period Cost of living & studying in Denmark?

17 How to finance studies in Denmark? - Student jobs – hourly wage minimum is 13 and 15 hours/week should be sufficient to cover living cost. - Scholarships – very few scholarships and very high competition, therefore we advise to check for possibilities in your home country. - Support from parents/relatives – education is investment in your future and for most students family support is important. - Savings – have at least 4 months money when arriving to Denmark.

18 Institutions in Denmark

19 Aarhus University Herning - AU-Herning - has been elected as the most innovative public organisation in Denmark - 1600 students from many different countries - Aarhus Univerisity = 31st place in Europe according to Shanghai ranking and 63rd in the world according to Times rankings. - Courses: 4 BA courses (Computer Sciences, Marketing, Architecture, Bioengineering)

20 Aarhus University Herning - Why choose AU-Herning? - small classes & focus on your personal development - helpful staff in the Institute - close cooperation with the business community - the most satisfied business students in Denmark - Tuition fees: for EU/EAA students there is no tuition fee

21 Business Academy Aarhus - Business Academy Aarhus - 2500 students - Departments - Aarhus Technical College - Green Academy Aarhus - Courses - 14 AP+ 6 top up (Computer Sciences, Marketing, Architecture, Bio and Chemical Engineering)

22 Business Academy Aarhus - Why choose Business Academy Aarhus? - one of the most practice-oriented institution DF cooperates with - project work, case studies and practical assignments in groups are important elements of all programmes - small classes - 2 year AP degree + 1 year top-up program = BA - close ties to the business sector


24 Institutions in the UK

25 Why study in the UK? 1. One of the top destinations to study around the world. 2. Traditions of excellence dating back hundreds of years. 3. High class institutions at every corner and more flexibility than many other countries 4. Academic qualification respected and valued throughout the world 5. UK MA programs can be completed in one year 6. International education - At postgraduate level, students from outside the UK form over 30% of the entire student body

26 Working while studying During University term-times you can work up to 20 hours per week and during the vacation periods you can work full-time. We advise to work not more than 15 hours per week. - - - -

27 How much does it cost to live and study in UK? - Living cost – students should consider £6000-£8000 for living expenses depending on the university - Accomodation – in average £50-£80 per week. If you split costs with other students and e.g. rent a house for 6 people, £35 per week is possible. - - Bills (water, electicity, heating) if you life in a house or apartment - from £10 per week - Food - £25-£30 per week - Phone + internet – from £10 per week - Transportation – from £10 per week - More:

28 How to finance studies in the UK? - Student jobs – hourly wage minimum is - £4.83* per hour if you are aged 18-21 years - £5.80* per hour if you are 22 or over - -

29 Scholarships Do your homework - unless you take the time and energy to look for one, and work diligently to prepare an excellent application package for each scholarship, you will probably not get one: - - - _pls_user_scholarship _pls_user_scholarship -

30 How to finance studies in the UK? Survey of tuition fees for international (NON-EU) students: Figures/International-student-tuition-fees/Pages/default.aspx

31 How to spot scholarship scam? If you must pay money to get money, it might be a scam. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Spend the time, not the money. Nobody can guarantee that you'll win a scholarship. Legitimate scholarship foundations do not charge application fees. If you're suspicious of an offer, it's usually with good reason.

32 Student loans in UK Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for: help with tuition fees only help with tuition fees - and also help with living costs and certain other expenses – –

33 How to finance studies in the UK? In order to apply for financial help youll need to: fill in the relevant application form for your type of course and year of study send the completed form to the Student Finance Services European Team make sure you apply by the relevant deadline

34 How to finance studies in the UK? Some learned societies offer financial help for postgraduate or postdoctorate research. These include: – British Academy (for humanities and social sciences) – The Royal Academy of Engineering (for engineering) – The Royal Society (for science)

35 University of Bedfordshire 567 BA( Accounting, Computer Sciences, nursing, Advertising, Psychology) Luton and Bedfordshire 25,000 students from 100 countries, 3 campuses Cooperation with public and private business sector Dream Foundation

36 Coventry University 317 BA West Midlands, England 20,000 students Long tradition of educational excellence since 1834


38 Institutions in the Netherlands

39 Why study in the Netherlands? - The 1 st non-English-speaking country to offer courses taught in English. - High quality education - experience shows that people who have studied at a Dutch higher education institution perform very well in other parts of the world. - The Times Higher Education Supplement ranks 11 universities in Holland among the top 200 in the world. - Groundbreaking Problem-Based Learning system with more practice and career orientation. -

40 Why study in the Netherlands? The Dutch education system is interactive and focuses on teamwork, which makes it easy to meet other international students. Studying in Holland means developing an open mind and increasing your international orientation. About 87% of the population in the Netherlands speaks English, besides Dutch, German and French.

41 Why study in the Netherlands? The Netherlands has two main types of higher education institutions: universities and universities of applied sciences. Universities focus on the independent practice of research-oriented work in an academic or professional setting. Universities of applied sciences are more practically oriented, preparing students directly for specific careers.

42 Why study in the Netherlands? Education in Holland is not free, but tuition fees are reasonable compared with other countries. The annual tuition fees for enrolment on a degree programme or course at a Dutch higher education institution start at approximately 1,700 for EU students. In general, tuition fees are higher for non-EU students.

43 Cost of studies in the Netherlands? Experience shows that to live and study in Holland, students need between 300 and 400 per month + accommodation which is around 300/ monthly. When working at least 8 hours per week (32 hours per month) you are eligible for a grant from the Dutch governement (266-500 per month). If you finish the course, this grant will be as a gift to you.

44 Why to finance my studies in the Netherlands? Working in the Netherlands: orking_in_the_netherlands_wn/inenglish Scholarships

45 HZ University of Applied Sciences - HZ University - 4,000 students - Located in Vlissingen. - Programs - 9 BA courses (Chemistry, Water Managment, Civil Engineering) - Around 1700 per year

46 Why to choose HZ University? – Several programmes are one of the best in the country – Studing at HZ is flexible and HZ is known for its personal approach - classes are kept small and every student has his/her own study career coach – HZ is located on the beautiful Dutch coastline, close to Amsterdam and Paris – All study programs are practice-based and geared to the job market

47 Saxion University - Saxion University - among the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands - 20,000 students & over 2,500 international students - located in Deventer and Enschede - Courses - 11 BA courses(Electrical Engineering, Hospitality Studies, Physiotherapy) - 19 top-up/final year courses (International Law, Marketing, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning)

48 Why to choose Saxion University? – Practical education – The study atmospehe at Saxion is friendly, multicultural and open – Student centered studies and focus on professional practice – International approach – Tuition fee for EU/EAA students: – BA 1,713 – 4,950 (year) – MA 8,943 (year) – top-up/final year 1,713

49 Other great possibilities – Jönköping University – Located in Sweden – One of the most international universities in Sweden – Tuition fee: free for EU/EEA student – 3 BA courses (International Economics and Law, International Managment and Marketing) – Malmö University – Located in Sweden – Tuition fee: free for EU/EEA student – 6 BA Humanities courses (International Relations, Human Rights, European Studies)

50 Dream Foundation Dream Foundation is a cross-European organisation which main field of activity is: – to create high-quality possibilities to study abroad – to develop intercultural competences, helping you to fulfil your dreams

51 Dream Foundation 3 main criterias When we choose our partner institutions we usually look for the following 3 things from which they should fill at least one. The institution: 1. is innovative, uses new teaching methods and focuses on the personal development of students. 2. is among the best in its country. 3. is in the worlds TOP rankings - we are looking those who are ranked among the worlds TOP 1000 and even better if they take a position among the first 500.





56 Dream Foundation Application process in 3 easy steps: 1. Choose a course 2. Fill the online application 3. Take the language test - > and Go study abroad!

57 Go study abroad!

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