Europe Online Colleges

Europe, historical birthplace of the traditional university, is still on the cutting edge of higher education thanks to robust online schools. Seeking to encourage lifelong learning and improve student mobility, the European Union has created policies and programs to encourage the growth of online education. Whether you live in Paris or Poland, whether you want to take a single course to explore a subject or get a degree to advance your career, you can benefit from one of the online universities serving Europe.

Benefits of Online Schools Serving Europe

Many students choose to study online in Europe because you can access the online classroom wherever there is an Internet connection. So can you do your coursework from home or on the go, and you can also do it when it best fits your schedule. Online courses also give you more control over the pace of learning than a traditional school. As a result, you can continue to care for your family or hold a job while you increase your earning potential through education. Managers of Polish companies surveyed in 2007 overwhelmingly said they expect online education to become the main way for workers to gain qualifications for promotions. People who are comfortable using the Internet find online classes an intuitive way of processing information, while those less tech-savvy improve their computer skills by using educational Web tools and programs. Online colleges serving Europe are also often a good deal, since you don't have to pay for room and board or travel expenses to and from campus.

Quick Facts

  • 88,000 students were enrolled in German college-level electronic learning programs in 2006.
  • Schools in the United Kingdom offer more than 650 online undergraduate-level classes.
  • One consortium of Italian schools, founded in 1993, enrolled nearly 10,000 students in 27 degree programs by 2007.

Online Schools in Europe

This list also contains online colleges that accept students from Europe.