Still thinking about studying abroad? January saw the application window close in lots of countries, including France, the UK and the US. But that doesn’t mean you’ve missed out – yet!

If you start now there’s still time to apply to some great universities in amazing countries. Here’s our run down of some of the top places to study with application deadlines in February and March:


Vibrant cities and incredible outdoor opportunities. One of the most respected education systems in the world. No tuition fees for EU students. Plenty of English speaking courses.

There’s a lot to love about studying in Finland. The deadline for centralised admissions is in January, but you can still apply directly to universities and polytechnics for some courses.


Liberal, fun, bi-lingual and young – new prime minister Justin Trudeau sums up the reason why Canada is seeing a spike in applications from US citizens this year.

Confusingly, each province does things differently, and most universities have their own procedures and set their own deadlines – many are in February and March. Some also extend deadlines if the course isn’t full.


Not an obvious choice, but this EU country has low living costs and really values its international students. This is shown by the sheer range of courses available in commonly spoken languages.

In lots of countries you’ll find that the courses offered in English are mainly business degrees; but in Hungary you will find everything from the arts to engineering. French and German options are also available.

There’s no central admissions and even within a university you’ll find different deadlines and procedures, but February and early March are common deadlines.


High quality, low fees, and a genuinely international feel are the trademarks of a Swiss education. With four universities consistently ranked among the world’s top 100, the benefits of a Swiss qualification are easy to see.

Around a quarter of students are from other countries, attracted by degrees in German, French and Italian. Some courses are bi-lingual, and there’s a growing number of courses in English.

Deadlines vary, with most institutions requesting applications between February and April.


It has one of the happiest workforces in the world, a reputation for innovation, and some world-class universities that produce highly employable graduates. A Danish degree is prized around the world.

Safe, with a high standard of living, free healthcare and surprisingly good transport links to the rest of Europe, parents can also rest easy that you’re probably better off here than pretty much anywhere else!

Denmark boasts over 600 degrees that are taught in English, and free tuition for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals. Admissions close on 15 March.


More than 20% of university students in Belgium are non-nationals. It’s not hard to see why. Multi-cultural and international; the home of NATO and the EU institutions; and with French, German and English common-place, Belgium’s tiny size is at odds with its huge opportunities for students who want to expand their horizons.

Each institution has its own deadlines, and many are set for February and March.
If any of these suggestions have got you thinking, then get in touch. We can help you find out what it’s really like to study abroad; guide you through the different application procedures and qualification equivalencies; and advise you on financing your studies.