Top PDF Student Guides (by country)
While browsing through official welcoming pages for international students, made by the governments of different European countries, I was unpleasantly stunned by the fact, that a comprehensive student guide, including in just a single PDF file all the information you need to know in order to be prepared to your studies (education system, visa requirements, living costs, health insurance etc.) is not an obvious feature.
Well, nowadays even the governments are able to build fancy web portals with pretty design and content, but imagine how would it be fantastic to download and/or print out a PDF document that gives you the information about the country of your studies at a glance even if you are offline?
That's why DAADyCool wants to praise some countries, whose official institutions took the trouble to put together all theit bureaucratic stuff and converted it into PDF in order to make the international applicants well-prepared.
So let's start (in alphabetical order).
This guide gives some information regarding the living and working in Austria, but here you can find a full overview of degree programmes in the country.
Responsible: OeAD (Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research).
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An International Researcher's Guide to Estonia
Well, PhD first. Again. Nevertheless this guide is quite comprehensive and it contains information which is very useful as an "survival manual" even for young international applicants and students.
Published by Estonian Research Council and co-financed by the European Commission and by the European Regional Development Fund.
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The guide for Latvia provides both information regarding the studies as well as some practical information. Quite enough to survive at the very beginnings of study and living in the country.
Published by: Study in Latvia, a national agencymanaged by Academic Information Centre (AIC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science.
Open the document here.