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World-class academic courses, a culture of research, and competitive pricing make Europe one of best regions to study medicine and health for Indian and South Asian students. According to the THE World University Rankings 2015-2016, the UK’s University of Oxford (1) and the University of Cambridge (3) are two of the World’s best universities to study clinical (medicine), pre-clinical, and health – followed closely by Univeristy College London (4), Imperial College London (5), and Kings College London (8). Continental European universities are also highly regarded for this subject - Sweden’s Karolinska Institute (13), Germany’s Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (25), and Heidelberg University (28), Erasmus University Rotterdam (36) in the Netherlands, and Belgium’s KU Leuven (41), and Uppsala University (48) in Sweden – all making the THEs global top 50. Already the destination of choice for many Indian and South Asian international medical and health students, Europe offers many post-graduate programmes in English – according to Masters Portal Europe currently offers 2362 English Masters courses and 220 PhDs. Specialist subjects within European medicine and health can be surgical, clinical or related to a specific area of illness or disease. Europe offers a wide range of course options including general and internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics, and nursing – as well as in many specific areas such as haematology, obstetrics, oncology, neurology, or medical laboratory technology and radiology. Known for their world-class facilities and laboratories, European HEIs also offer unprecedented access to top faculty members and have an unrivalled and well-developed culture of research. Europe also offers high quality courses in medicine and health at several EHEVF 2016 participants. Leiden University in the Netherland offers post-graduate courses in health psychology, including in occupational health psychology and clinical and health psychology; and Bristol University is amongst the UKs top research universities for clinical medicine, public health, health services and primary care. In Poland, the Medical University of Lodz (MUL) is a leading research centre specializing in immunology, molecular biology, genetics of homeostasis disorders, oncology, hypertension and endocrinology; and the Medical University Gdansk offers both pre-medical and unified masters courses in medical studies and PhDs in Medicine and in Pharmacy. In Finland, the University of Tampere School of Medicine offers doctorates in medical science, philosophy and the health sciences and its specific focus areas for reseach currently include cardiovascular disease, cancer, vaccines, immunology and inflammation, health care and care structures.

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