Best Distance Learning Universities in Europe
- 1 Utrecht University, Netherlands
- 2 Uppsala University, Sweden
- 3 Webster Vienna University, Austria
- 4 Wismar University Wings, Germany
- 5 Online Business School, Spain
- 6 Wageningen University, Netherlands
- 7 Instituto Europeo Campus Stellae, Spain
- 8 International School of Management, France
- 9 Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
- 10 Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Placed among the top four universities in Europe by the German CHE Excellence ranking, Utrecht University offers mainly Masters and Ph.D. programs in clinical, veterinary or general epidemiology.
Online scholars can create research projects in their own locations in cooperation with one of the participating institutes and supervised by staff members from Utrecht University.
Uppsala University, Sweden
One of northern Europe’s top ranked universities, Uppsala manages online courses that are delivered as audio-visual web lectures through downloadable documents for self- studies. The written examination is performed online at the end of the course.
Webster Vienna University, Austria
Scholars looking for an online MBA or a program in international relations might want to consider Webster Vienna University. They can pursue a Webster degree entirely online, or blend and match classroom and online courses according to their preferences. Courses have no fixed times so scholars can carry out their assignments at any time during each study week.
Wismar University Wings, Germany
Wismar University received an award for education for the transnational Master’s distance learning course “Professional Studies Lighting Design” and the Top Institute 2013 award for distance learning. Study programs are offered in the fields of economy, technology, and design.
The blended study option requires scholars to be present at a chosen study location for only three weekends per semester.
Online Business School, Spain
This academy has collaborations with two strategic partners the University of Barcelona and EAE Business School –third-most reputable business academy in Spain according to the ranking published by Merco (Spanish Corporate Reputation Monitor) in 2013. Scholars can find courses in business administration, marketing, project management, and finance.
Wageningen University, Netherlands
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 places Wageningen in the top 100 of the best universities in the world. Honored as number two worldwide in the field of agriculture and forestry, this university focuses on programs related to healthy food and living environment.
Instituto Europeo Campus Stellae, Spain
The institute offers personalized postgraduate distance study options for scholars with different profiles. The communication terrain features an online campus where scholars participate in video conferences from anywhere and at any moment they please.
The institute has concentrated its activity in distance learning and online, creating a digital platform through which scholars receive training according to their requirements.
International School of Management, France
This institution offers flexible study options as online modules remain open for a period of one year. Scholars can register anytime during this period and can complete the module in as little as three months. Thus, it ranked as one of the best distance learning universities in Europe.
Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Cork Institute in Dublin covers online learning for three main disciplines cloud computing, environmental engineering, ande-learning design and development. The institution has invested in a modern application where scholars can connect to a virtual desktop and they’ve access to all the software, systems and services that an on- lot pupil would be suitable to use.
Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland
At Arcada University of Applied Sciences, most distance learning degrees are delivered in the blended format and concentrate on a practice- oriented education.
You can study for Master’s degrees in mental health, real estate energy, media management or global health care. Study programs can be completed in or 2 years and require scholars to attend classes on campus between 2 and 5 days a month.