European universities increase English-speaking courses to prepare for influx of students, study suggests

The total number of English-taught programmes in universities on the continent has risen by 13 per cent in the last year, according to analysis shared with The Independent.

The number could accelerate further as institutions prepare for an increased demand from international students following Brexit.

Universities in Poland have doubled the number of English-speaking courses over three years – and now the country has been deemed to be one of the best places for international students to study.

Brexit could make the UK, with its high tuition fees and high living costs, a less desirable place to study in years to come, Gerrit Bruno Blöss, chief executive of Study.EU, has warned. 

He said: “With low unemployment and high GDP per capita, the opportunities for English-speaking graduates are currently much better than in most other European countries. 

“However, Brexit might adversely affect some of the underlying metrics if the economy takes a hit. At the same time, Britain’s top rank in ‘Education’ is at risk if policy changes motivate talented academic staff to leave.”

Last month, The Independent revealed that more than 2,300 EU academics had resigned from UK universities over the past year amid concerns over a “Brexodus” of top talent in higher education.

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  1. Surely we can all relate to Herr Blöss’ pain? – All that English money no longer available for EU use. Kinda like the pain of so many English people at having handed over so much money to help the German empire destroy Britain.

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