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  • EUGLOH in general

    What is EUGLOH?

    The European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH) brings together five universities from across Europe. Combining their outstanding expertise in Global Health, EUGLOH aims to build a European University in the future incl. joint training programs, research activities and campus life.

    Which universities are part of EUGLOH?

    Université Paris-Saclay (UPSaclay) Lund University (LU) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Universidade do Porto (UPorto) University of Szeged (USZ)

    Where is EUGLOH located?

    EUGLOH is not physically located in one place but it is a cooperation between universities in Paris, Lund, Munich, Porto and Szeged.

    Which study programmes are offered in EUGLOH?

    Currently, EUGLOH does not offer complete programmes. The project just started and we are still working on joint curricula. The idea is to make it possible to study at 1 European university and you can move between the five universities. We already offer some courses and summer schools.

    In which languages are EUGLOH offers taught?

    Mostly, we teach in English.

    I am interested in your event/ course XY. Where can I find information XY on this?

    You can find all information and the registration links to our events on our website. If you cannot find the information requested, please contact the contact person given in the section “Registration” on the specific event website.

  • Université Paris-Saclay

    Where is Université Paris-Saclay?

    Located in the south of Paris on vast sites that stretch across Paris, Orsay, Évry and Versailles, Université Paris-Saclay benefits from a strategic geographical and socio-economic position that is strengthened by its international visibility. Close to Paris, Université Paris-Saclay is nested in a protected natural area, at the heart of a dynamic economic hub.

    Why should I study at Université Paris-Saclay?

    Université Paris-Saclay brings together ten constituent faculties and institutes, an engineering school, four Grandes Écoles, the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, two associate institutions and shared laboratories with national research organisations. With 48,000 students, 8,100 lecturers and 8,500 administrative and technical staff members, Université Paris-Saclay offers a comprehensive and varied range of undergraduate to doctorate level programmes, renowned for their quality thanks to the reputation and commitment of the University’s academic staff.

    In 2020, Université Paris-Saclay was ranked 14th worldwide and 1st for Mathematics in the 2020 Shanghai Rankings (ARWU). Université Paris-Saclay currently represents 13% of France’s research potential.

    You can find out more about why you should study at Université Paris-Saclay here.

    What programmes do you offer at Université Paris-Saclay?

    A leading University, Université Paris-Saclay is recognised for its excellent Mathematics and Physics programmes but also for Biological and Medical Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, and its extensive Humanities and Social Sciences courses. Université Paris-Saclay offers a wide range of prestigious undergraduate to doctorate level degrees that give students valuable employment opportunities, allowing them to use their skills and knowledge in a variety of scientific and economic sectors, both in academic laboratories or the socio-economic world and specific professional sectors, e.g. teaching, legal careers, healthcare professions, services, etc.

    Université Paris-Saclay issues all French national degrees (DUT technical degrees, Bachelor’s, Master’s degrees, PhDs) as well its own degrees. These University Degrees (DU) can be completed with one or several institutions, otherwise known as Inter-University Degrees (DIU), and can be studied as full-time academic or continuing education programmes.

    You can find out more about the programmes on offer at Université Paris-Saclay:

    What are the options for doctoral studies at Université Paris-Saclay?

    Université Paris-Saclay's PhD programmes are made up of nearly 4,000 doctoral students, 10,000 lecturers and researchers, and more than 300 laboratories. PhD students benefit from the best quality supervision and excellent conditions for preparing their theses and excellent professional prospects. Each year, approximately 1,000 new doctoral students start their doctoral studies at Université Paris-Saclay.

    Université Paris-Saclay’s values are instilled in all of its activities, including its PhD programmes, which embody the University’s commitment to the public service of education and research, based on the sharing and advancement of knowledge. The University is wholly invested in the success of its PhD candidates, supporting them in their doctoral projects and preparing them for their future employability.

    You can find out more about the programmes on offer and how to apply for doctoral studies at Université Paris-Saclay here.

    Academic calendar

    The academic year is divided into two semesters:

    • Autumn Semester: from September to January/February
    • Spring Semester: from January/ February to June/July

    A semester of 5/6 months is worth 30 ECTS credits, and a full year of 10/12 months is worth 60 ECTS. Semester dates may vary depending on the constituent faculty, institute or institution or depending on the year of study.

    Holidays

    Students may have a week’s holiday during the first and the second semester as well as two weeks off around the Christmas period. More detailed calendars can be found on the websites of each faculty, school or institute.

    What are the scholarships available for international students?

    For international students travelling abroad as part of an exchange programme, i.e. EUGLOH, Erasmus grants can be applied for through students’ home universities.

    International students who have been accepted to study a Master’s degree at Université Paris-Saclay may be eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship IDEX Programme.

    What are the steps I need to take?

    If you are applying as an individual candidate, and not as part of an exchange programme, the application procedure will depend on your nationality, country of residence and education level.

    For European students, the application procedure is generally the same as for French students (either via Parcoursup, eCandidat or Inception).

    More information is available here.

    You can find out more information on preparing for your arrival in France here and here.

    Campus life at Université Paris-Saclay

    There are plenty of ways to get involved in campus life at Université Paris-Saclay. There are numerous associations and activities in the Saclay area and on campus to show you around the area, help you get accustomed to local life and meet new people. Click here to get involved.

    If sports are more your thing, you will be spoilt for choice at Université Paris-Saclay, thanks to its extensive sport facilities, including football fields at the Plaine des Sports, a university horse-riding centre, dance studios, a dojo, fitness rooms, a gym, a swimming pool and tennis courts. You can find the full list of sports activities on offer here.

    Paris and the Paris region are bursting with cultural activities, historic monuments, and great places to eat. You can find out more about what Paris has to offer here.

    What are the tuition fees at Université Paris-Saclay?

    Tuition fees for Université Paris-Saclay degrees are set by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. However, it should be noted that certain Master’s programmes at Université Paris-Saclay have specific fees. All fees are detailed in full on this page.

    Students who are enrolled in an exchange programme are exempt from paying the admission fees and the Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC).

    Do I need an official certificate to prove my level in French and what is the level required to study at Université Paris-Saclay?

    This will depend on your choice of programme. Certain programmes (Master’s degrees in particular) are taught completely in English and it is not necessary to speak French, while others require a minimum level of French.

    In any case, it is recommended that you learn the basics of the French language before or when you arrive in France to help you integrate more easily. You should contact your host faculty, institute or institution to find out more about the French as a Foreign Language courses (FLE) they provide.

    You can find out more about French language requirements at the University here.

    Where can I find practical information?

    There is lots of useful practical information available on the Université Paris-Saclay website, and more specifically on the International Welcome Desk page, where you will find all the information you need on visas, health insurance, mentoring programmes, and much more.

    For information on accommodation options please click here. For information on catering services please click here.

    If you have any questions about everyday life, getting settled in France and administrative procedures,

    you can email international.welcomedesk@universite-paris-saclay.fr or read the International Welcome Desk pageInternational Welcome Desk page on the University’s website. You can also email eugloh@universite-paris-saclay.fr with any EUGLOH-related questions.

  • Lund University

    Where is Lund University located?

    The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 45 minutes from Copenhagen, one of Northern Europe's most vibrant cities. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

    Why should I study at Lund?

    Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked 92 in the QS World University Ranking 2020, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries. If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is an excellent option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and critical discussions together with informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

    I want to study in Lund. What do I do?

    You can find all of the bachelor and master’s programme listed on the Lund University webpage. All applications are made online by using the "apply now" link that is available on the programme webpage when it is open for applications. The link will take you to the national application website (University Admissions Sweden) where you complete the online application.

    What programmes do you offer in Lund?

    Lund University offers 9 Bachelor’s degree programmes and over 100 Master’s programmes taught in English. You can find all of them listed on our webpage.

    Do you offer scholarships?

    Lund University does offer scholarships, however they are very competitive. Scholarship applications are made after you have made an application for studies to the university. On the Lund University webpage you can find more information about which options are available for applicants to Lund University.

    When can I apply?

    The Lund University application round is between October and January each year. You can read more about key dates and deadlines for applications here.

    Can I go on exchange to Lund?

    To come to Lund University as an exchange student, your home university must have a formal agreement for exchange studies with Lund University. This can either be a specific faculty agreement (or even a specific department agreement) or it can be a university-wide agreement. If your university does not have an agreement with Lund University, see other study opportunities that may be available to you. You can read more here. Also make sure to check the EUGLOH website to view the opportunities offered within EUGLOH.

    Do I have to pay to study in Lund?

    EU-citizens do not have to pay the application or tuition fees. Non-EU Citizens pay a tuition fee for their studies. The tuition fee depends on the specific programme. You can find the fee for each programme on the programme pages here.

    Do I need to speak Swedish to live in Sweden?

    Everyone in Sweden speaks English, even outside of the University, so you will be able to get by completely in English when living in Sweden. However, if you want to learn some Swedish, there are opportunities to do so.

    Is it expensive to live in Sweden?

    Your living cost in Sweden will naturally depend on your individual lifestyle. Eating out and travelling around can be expensive and is something that you may want to consider when planning your budget. It is common for students to cook their own food and bring left-overs for lunch. Many stores and food outlets offer student discounts. On our webpage you can find information about estimated living costs for a student in Lund.

    I would like to do a PhD in Lund. Can I apply?

    Lund is a comprehensive research university, and all of the departments offer PhD studies. However, it is a totally different process than applying to studies. Doing your PhD is considered to be a job in Sweden. This means that you must apply for a job position at the specific department where you want to do your research. You can only apply when positions are announced on the website. You can find the open positions here. You can also read more about PhD studies here and on each faculty website.

    Any specific questions about Lund University or about applying to Lund?

    Please refer them to this form.

    Do you want to know more about the programmes Lund University offers within your subject area of interest? Fill out the form and Lund University will send you information about their programmes and how to apply.

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

    Where is LMU?

    LMU is situated in Munich, which is the capital of Bavaria, located in the southeast of Germany, right in the heart of Europe. Home to approximately 1.5 million people, Munich is one of the world’s most friendly and vibrant cities. Its proximity to the Bavarian Alps and the mountain lakes, castles, and leisure activities in the surrounding countryside add to Munich’s uniqueness.

    Why should I study at LMU?

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is a leading research university in Europe, ranked number 1 in Germany and .32nd in the World according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Since its founding in 1472 it has been committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. With more than 300 degree programmes spanning all areas of knowledge — not to mention a huge selection of additional qualifications — it's down to you to put together your personalised programme.

    LMU doesn't disappoint. On top of studying, there's a variety of stimulating academic opportunities on offer — and all this in the heart of the beautiful city of Munich. Immerse yourself in our diverse community, and a world of intellectual and professional opportunities will open up to you.

    What programmes do you offer at LMU?

    LMU offers over 300 German taught degree programmes.

    Use the finder to discover what is available.

    There are also a number of English taught programmes including:

    What are the options for doctoral studies at LMU?

    There are two options if you would like to pursue a doctorate at LMU:

    • Individual doctoral studies
    • Structured doctoral programs

    Check out the guide for applying here.

    For structured programmes check out the GraduateCenterLMU here.

    What are the lecture periods of LMU?

    The summer semester lasts 14 weeks and the winter semester 15 weeks. During the summer semester, there are no lectures on public holidays which includes Whitsun Tuesday. During the winter semester, there are no lectures over the Christmas break from 24 December to 6 January.

    Find the exact dates here.

    What scholarships are available for international students?

    As an international student, you are eligible for several scholarships and funding opportunities throughout the State of Bavaria and Germany. You can also count on the support of institutions like the Munich Student Union. Find out more here.

    I want to do my degree at LMU Munich but I don’t know where to start.

    Degree programs vary widely, as do the backgrounds of the applicants. Hence there isn't just one procedure that applies to everyone but various application procedures.

    Begin by getting a broad idea of what you’ll need to consider when applying and registering before you investigate the details.

    International applicants: How to go about studying?

    The academic and administrative institutions which play a key role when you apply and register — and the stages leading to completing the application process — depend on...

    • the qualifications you have already obtained. If you have a German Abitur (higher education qualification) certificate, for example, you will have what's known as Bildungsinländer status (equivalent to German school leavers), even if you do not have German nationality
    • your nationality — EU/EEA citizen, non-EU/EEA citizen, German
    • the type of degree you hope to acquire — bachelor’s, master’s, State Examination (Staatsexamen) or doctoral degree
    • the degree program language
    • the admission regulations for your chosen degree program— restricted admission (numerus clausus) or non-restricted admission, with aptitude assessment, pre-registration or academic advising and orientation

    What steps do I need to take?

    • Check the prerequisites for admission to the degree program of your choice
    • Be sure about the deadlines
    • Apply for your place
    • Register at LMU

    For more detailed informations, please click here.

    How do I register?

    International applicants (including applicants for the Studienkolleg who are NOT German nationals) who received their notification of admission from the International Office must register by postmail. Please send the required documents to the International Office during the registration period specified in their notification: Further steps concerning the registration by postmail at the International Office.

    All other applicants must mail their application for registration and all documents printed on paper to the Office of the University Registrar.

    Information on the current dates and deadlines concerning the registration by mail at the Office of the University Registrar you will find here.

    Steps to register and the required documents

    • Complete the online-form, print and sign the application for registration
    • Please prepare the following documents for mailing
    • Mail the printed application for registration and documents within the registration period
    • Pay the semester fees and apply for the LMUcard

    For more detailed informations, please click here

    What can I do with my LMUcard?

    The LMUcard has the following features for students:

    • Student ID
    • MVV Semester Ticket
    • Payment features: Cafeteria, Copier, Printer
    • Library ID

    Do I have to pay tuition fees to study at LMU?

    As of the winter semester 2013/14, no tuition fees are charged. A separate fee is charged for a number of special graduate and professional degrees and certificates; the amount varies according to the type of program offered.

    Further information will be provided by the respective faculty.

    Each semester all students must pay the fees for the Studentenwerk (Munich Student Union) as part of their registration or continuation of registration, even in the case of a leave-of-absence semester. The fees for the Studentenwerk consist of the basic fee and the additional fee for the semester ticket.

  • Universidade do Porto

    Where is the University of Porto located?

    Located in the north of Portugal, between the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the banks of the Douro River, the city of Porto – “home” of the University of Porto – is Portugal’s second largest city and one of the country’s leading economic and industrial centres. But is also a tourism destination known all over the world, whether for the distinctiveness of its historic city centre, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for the fabulous Port wine or for the unique gastronomy and hospitality of its people. At the "Invicta" (Unvanquished) city you’ll find the perfect place for being both a student and a tourist!

    The U.Porto Campus consists of three main sites - known as “Polos” - spreading out all over the city of Porto and a fourth site outside the city, which combine in a uniquely rich and wide centre for Higher Education in Portugal.

    Why should I study at U.Porto?

    Founded in 1911, the University of Porto is the number one choice for Portuguese higher education students and one of the top 150 Universities in Europe, according to the main international rankings. If you are looking for a modern University which is proud of its 110 years old history, one that is ambitious, cosmopolitan, open to the world and that is able to offer you high quality education in a wide range of knowledge fields, you have come to the right place.

    If you are still not convinced, we will give you ten easy to read reasons. We are hoping you will find many other reasons for yourself!

    I want to study in the U.Porto. What do I do?

    ===The University of Porto is open to students from all around the world, whether they want to try a mobility programme or complete oneof our courses . If you are not a European Union (EU) citizen, you can benefit from the U.Porto International Student Statute (ISS), which defines and facilitates the admissions process for our undergraduate (bachelors and integrated masters) courses. Specific application conditions for Postgraduate study cycles (masters degrees and doctoral degrees), are fixed by each of U.Porto’s 14 faculties.

    If you want to "try out" U.Porto before you make your decision, or would simply like to enrich your curriculum, you can also take advantage of one of the many mobility opportunities that the University offer to students from all around the world.

    What programmes do you offer in the U.Porto?

    Covering more than 50 undegraduate programmes and over 140 Master’s programmes and 90 Doctoral programmes, the U.Porto educational offer covers almost all vocations, with courses in Architecture, Natural Sciences, Biology, Fine Arts, Engineering, Economy, Arts and much more. In our 14 faculties, you have the opportunity to develop a high quality academic career, from the bachelors up until the doctoral degree.

    In U.Porto you also can find a wide range of Lifelong Learning courses.

    Do you offer scholarships?

    The University of Porto promotes and/or sponsors various types of financial aid programmes for its students, including international students. You can find more information here.

    When can I apply?

    If you’re a Portuguese or EU citizen, you should apply to the U.Porto Bachelors and Integrated Masters programmes from July to October each year. There’s also a special contest for international candidates (who do not have Portuguese or another EU nationality) running between January and July. For the Masters and Doctoral program, the application deadlines and key dates are defined every year by each faculty.

    You can find more information here.

    Can I go on exchange to Porto?

    Yes. All you have to do is follow the example of more than 1500 students and researchers from all around the world who, each year, choose our schools and research centres to complete a period of studies. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of international mobility, U.Porto combines the main international mobility programmes (e.g. Erasmus +) with hundreds of cooperation agreements, which has helped promote academic exchange with the best universities in the world.

    You can find more information here. Also make sure to check the EUGLOH website to view the opportunities offered within the Alliance.

    Do I have to pay to study in Porto?

    Yes. In the academic year 2020/2021, the annual tuition fee applied for Portuguese and EU-citizens varies from 697 Euros (undergraduate degrees) to 1,250 euro (Masters degrees) and 2,750 euro (Doctoral degrees). These amounts do not apply for international students (Non EU citizens), whose tuition fee is set by each faculty according to the actual costs of the course.

    You can find more information here.

    Do I need to speak portuguese to live in Porto?

    It is recommended. Although the growing number of U.Porto's courses partly or entirely taught in English, the majority of our training programmes are taught in Portuguese. For that reason, it is advisable that our students have appropriate language preparation before they come to Portugal or during their stay. Some lecturers allow academic work and exams to be written in other languages, especially English. However, each case has to be proposed and analysed individually. Once at Porto, You can take an intensive course in Portuguese at the Faculty of Arts (FLUP). Other U.Porto faculties also offer language support to their international students.

    Is it expensive to live in Porto?

    On the contrary. Although prices have gone up following the introduction of the Euro, Portugal, and Porto in particular, continue to enjoy a low cost of living compared with most other countries and cities in the European Union. From housing to food, transport and cultural activities, you will find various low-cost solutions in Porto that will help you control your budget without sacrificing experiencing everything the University and the city have to offer. To help you save even more, the U.Porto also offers many good-quality food and housing options at affordable prices at the residences, canteens, restaurants and snack bars , that exist in the various University campus.

    You can find more information here.

    I would like to do a PhD in the U.Porto. Can I apply?

    Yes! The University of Porto provides a wide choice of Doctoral degrees, highly demanding and focused on producing socially valuable knowledge. Doctoral degrees at the U. Porto guarantee training of excellence in the multiple fields of knowledge covered by our schools and research units. It is the responsibility of each of the U.Porto 14 faculties to establish and announce the application procedures (documents, deadlines, vacancies, placement criteria, etc.).

    You can find more information here.

    Any specific questions about the University of Porto or about applying to U.Porto?

    For more informations about the U.Porto, you cand send your doubts and suggestions to info@up.pt. For specific question about applying to / studying at U.Porto, please use the following contacts:international@reit.up.pt(academic mobility / study abroad, scholarships and funding, accomodation, etc.) and acesso.es@reit.up.pt (applications and frequency of full-time courses, transfers, etc.). You may also contact the Academic Services of the faculties of the University of Porto.

    If you are an international student, we also invite you to visit the “International” area of our website.

  • University of Szeged

    Where is the University of Szeged located?

    The University is located in the heart of Europe in Hungary, in a city called Szeged which is the 3rd biggest city in Hungary with its population of 160,768. Szeged is one of the best University Towns in Europe and also the sunniest city in the country.

    Why should I study at the University of Szeged?

    The University of Szeged (SZTE) with a history dating back to 1581, is located in the sunniest city of Hungary attracting thousands of young people due to its lively, urban student life, colourful festivals and safe environment. The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s leading and internationally ranked higher education institutions. Since Hungary is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), it also has EU accreditation. According to QS World University Rankings, SZTE was the best Hungarian university in 2021. Outstanding professors have worked at the university, including the Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi (1937), who was the first to isolate Vitamin C, extracting it from Szeged paprika and the student-faculty ratio is currently 10:1. It is a research university with outstanding achievements, covering 700 research areas at 19 Doctoral Schools and more than 70 full-time degree programs for international students. Scholarships assist students from various regions of the world to attend the University. Our student body grew to 21000, in which the number of international students is about 4100. International study programmes in various languages have been available at the University of Szeged for three decades. SZTE offers international degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level and other preparatory programmes in English and in Hungarian.

    What programmes do you offer for international applicants at the University of Szeged?

    The University of Szeged has 12 Faculties and offers a wide range of educational programmes in many study fields such as Bachelor’s, Master’s, Undivided, PhD (doctoral), Duel & Double Degrees, Exchange programmes as well as None-Degree programmes including preparatory courses and post-graduate programmes.

    Learn about the Faculties of our institution here.

    Find a list of the offered programmes at our institution and their detailed descriptions here.

    Coursera for SZTE: As a result of the cooperation agreement between Coursera and the University of Szeged, university students in Szeged will have free-of-charge access to these course materials and the certificates proving completion. Coursera for SZTE is a passport to knowledge, which is now accessible to both instructors and students of the university. Learn more about the Coursera here.

    International applicants: How can I apply to study at the University of Szeged and what are the application requirements?

    The process of Application at the University of Szeged happens via an online application platform called the DreamApply which can be accessed here.

    The application process varies by Faculty, however, there are certain elements of it which apply to each applicant.

    General requirements to apply to our institution include the following: Submit in an online application form, paying application and/or entrance exam fees, uploading documents presenting applicants academic background and the required language proficiency and a general health certificate.In addition to SZTE requirement, some Faculties may ask for the specific Faculty-based requirements: a motivational letter, entrance examination or individual online interview.

    Application Step by Step

    • Choose your programme and read the programme description on our website. Each descriptions includes a direct link to the online application platform.
    • Click on Apply Now button in the programme description and sign up for the online application platform.
    • Fill in the online application form, upload the necessary documents and make sure to pay the application fee.
    • Check your mailbox regularly. The system will remind you to complete the tasks.

    For more information regarding the application platform and application process, visit our How to Apply section here.

    Who can I contact if I have questions regarding the offered programmes and application process?

    Prospective students are usually advised to keep direct contact with the coordinator of the desired program. Programme coordinators contact information is available in the programme description. You can also contact our international officers via international@szte.hu, who will guide you and provide you with general information.

    Does your institute offer scholarship opportunities?

    Financial matters play a big role in one's decisions and the choice of educational institutions for further Higher Education studies. The University of Szeged offers a range of different scholarship programmes for international students to help cover tuition fees or living costs. You can learn about the offered scholarship opportunities at our institution here.

    When can I apply?

    Application period and the start of the semester vary from a programme to another. Some programs start only in September where as other programmes have both fall and spring semester intake. Up to date information regarding the start of the semester for each program and application period is always available on our official website, social media platforms, DreamApply online application system and in the programme description.

    Do I have to pay tuition fees to study at the University of Szeged?

    regarding the offered scholarships, application process, application period, application requirements and many other useful information are available here. In the case of self-financed students, there are mandatory fees. You can learn about the study fees related to each programme and application in each detailed programme description.