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English-taught courses account for 35.2% of total biomedical master’s courses taught in EU countries where English is not the States official language
There is large inter-country variation regarding the proportion of English taught biomedical master’s courses that ranges from less than 10% (Spain, Portugal, France, Slovenia, Estonia, Cyprus and Bulgaria) to over 95% (Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary and Malta)
English-taught courses are significantly more expensive for both EU students (mean: €3,781 English-taught; €2,312 non-English-taught) and non-EU students (mean: €15,685 English-taught; €2,422 non-English-taught) compared to non-English-taught courses.
Although English-taught courses on average are more expensive than non-English-taught courses the international language of the biomedical industry is English. Therefore spending a little extra may be beneficial for your future career.
There is a big increase in the number of English-taught courses across Europe which is driving up competition between course providers in order to fill spaces. Getting onto a good course at a good university may be easier than you think.
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The Netherlands, Sweden and Germany rank highest for the number of EM taught courses in countries where English is not the official language. Globally more than a third of academic research is now produced with collaborative efforts between international researchers, who are by and large prepared to adapt to the use of the English language.