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    I would appreciate any ideas, advice, guidance that you all may have on studying abroad. Even little pieces of advice related would be appreciated. Some background on myself. I was born and up in an area near Birmingham UK and somehow found myself studying for a degree at a not so prestigious university in London UK. During my time there I managed to get a 1 year internship at an Ivy league University in the USA. This experience completely blew my mind as the cultural and learning experience was 'different' and because of it I don't feel like I can ever really want to study in a red brick, grey brick British University again. The obvious dangers of living and studying in the USA did not outweigh my wanting to go and experience life there. Now, due to this referendum, Britain will be leaving the EU. So my British citizenship will stay and my European citizenship- well I'm not sure what will happen to that. The tuition fees in England I feel are too high and I do not want to live a life of debt and struggle. Wealthy students from abroad are coming to England study and the universities are welcoming their money. My American friends are coming to London to study. I appreciate the cost of education in the USA is much higher than it is in England so in a way I feel Americans are getting a discounted sort of education, compared to the amount they would pay in America. However, I feel like at this point to get a Master's degree abroad and pay off my student loan for a bachelors degree is my main goal. My plan is to get a flight to Denmark or Sweden, learn the language and pursue a Masters degree for 2 years. I have a limited idea on how to fund this mission. How can I fund living costs and studying costs rent and food for 2 years? Will it be feasible for a British citizen to be able to work legally in Denmark? In 2 years time will I need a visa? Will the tuition fees rise in Denmark for British citizens when Britain leaves the EU? I have some books on postgraduate funding and I plan to spend a few days scouring the internet for sources of funding. Do you know any sources of funds for a British person studying a masters degree in (in Bioinformatics) in Scandinavia? I am not really considering loans as I still have £30,000+ to pay back for my bachelor's degree. The people I have spoken to do not know anything about studying abroad so I am following breadcrumbs at the moment. Is there anyone or any organisation specialised in this area? Who are they? This is my first post. If you are reading this and have some answers, please reply and we can get a dialogue going. Thx
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    Hi Student Room Subscribers,

    I would appreciate any ideas, advice, guidance that you all may have on studying abroad. Even little pieces of advice related would be appreciated. Some background on myself. I was born and up in an area near Birmingham UK and somehow found myself studying for a degree at a not so prestigious university in London UK. During my time there I managed to get a 1 year internship at an Ivy league University in the USA. This experience completely blew my mind as the cultural and learning experience was 'different' and because of it I don't feel like I can ever really want to study in a red brick, grey brick British University again. The obvious dangers of living and studying in the USA did not outweigh my wanting to go and experience life there. Now, due to this referendum, Britain will be leaving the EU. So my British citizenship will stay and my European citizenship- well I'm not sure what will happen to that. The tuition fees in England I feel are too high and I do not want to live a life of debt and struggle. Wealthy students from abroad are coming to England study and the universities are welcoming their money. My American friends are coming to London to study. I appreciate the cost of education in the USA is much higher than it is in England so in a way I feel Americans are getting a discounted sort of education, compared to the amount they would pay in America. However, I feel like at this point to get a Master's degree abroad and pay off my student loan for a bachelors degree is my main goal. My plan is to get a flight to Denmark or Sweden, learn the language and pursue a Masters degree for 2 years. I have a limited idea on how to fund this mission. How can I fund living costs and studying costs rent and food for 2 years? Will it be feasible for a British citizen to be able to work legally in Denmark? In 2 years time will I need a visa? Will the tuition fees rise in Denmark for British citizens when Britain leaves the EU? I have some books on postgraduate funding and I plan to spend a few days scouring the internet for sources of funding. Do you know any sources of funds for a British person studying a masters degree in (in Bioinformatics) in Scandinavia? I am not really considering loans as I still have £30,000+ to pay back for my bachelor's degree. The people I have spoken to do not know anything about studying abroad so I am following breadcrumbs at the moment. Is there anyone or any organisation specialised in this area? Who are they? This is my first post. If you are reading this and have some answers, please reply and we can get a dialogue going. Thx
    You certainly don't have to learn Danish or Swedish if you want to do a master's degree in that country. Many European countries including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and even France all offer English-taught master's degrees. Some master's programmes are sponsored by the EU and include grants and scholarship to cover living costs, google 'Erasmus Mundus masters' to find a list. Alternatively you could study in a country which has a low cost of living (Germany is the cheapest western European country), there are no tuition fees and you should be able to find a part-time job. It might also be a good idea to start saving money now.
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    You certainly don't have to learn Danish or Swedish if you want to do a master's degree in that country. Many European countries including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and even France all offer English-taught master's degrees. Some master's programmes are sponsored by the EU and include grants and scholarship to cover living costs, google 'Erasmus Mundus masters' to find a list. Alternatively you could study in a country which has a low cost of living (Germany is the cheapest western European country), there are no tuition fees and you should be able to find a part-time job. It might also be a good idea to start saving money now.
    Snufkin thank you so much for your reply to my thread. I am aware that many European countries teach masters degrees in the English language. And also that many Danes and Swedes speak English at an advanced level. My incentive for learning the national language is simply to interact better socially with the local Danish/ Swedish people and local students in that area - rather than being another British person who only speaks English. I definitely think finding a part time job whilst studying is a good idea. Throughout my undergraduate degree I worked different part time jobs and they did help to supplement my income on top of my student loan. Is it feasible to study a masters degree and work in a high paid part time job? Has anyone been able to swing that? Does the Danish government help students financially with study or is that only available for Danish/ Swedish citizens? The Erasmus Mundus list is a great list which would be of help to others. I have passed on a few links to courses that may be of interest to my friends. Unfortunately the course that I want to do ( Bioinformatics) isn't listed on there. For me, ideally I would like to study in a country which has a high quality of life and cultural experience. One thing I did like about the USA was that the culture was highly different to the British culture I know.I'm going to spend a while looking for funding. I definitely will start saving money now. Is there a specific age when people generally go on to do their masters degree? My undergraduate course was a mixed age group course from 18 years old to about 40 years old... Any ideas on the first post or second post do let me know. =)
 
 
 
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