Will my degree be recognised?
A degree in computing science obtained with the European Union and at good universities outside the EU will be recognised. However it is important to check the programmes offered by different universities to find the most suitable degree as content of topics taught can be different to the UK.
There are many excellent universities worldwide that offer excellent courses in Computing Science.
Does it make sense to study computing science abroad?
Yes, it does. At many universities abroad, it is mandatory to undertake a 6 month industrial placement to gain valuable work experience in the market and to increase your attractiveness in terms of employability after graduation. The opportunities available to you in other countries may be much more suitable for your longer-term employment aspirations.
What grades do I need to get in?
This differs in terms of the university and the country you decide to go to. Keep in mind, there are world class universities where you will need world class grades just as there are in the United Kingdom. It is a safe assumption that you will need to have A levels in maths and other relevant subjects in order to be able to study computing science at university.
What else should I bear in mind?
As already mentioned, we think the most important thing for you to consider is whether your degree is recognised. After you have clarified that, then you have the choice of some excellent universities world-wide. Other considerations include financial matters as most universities abroad do not provide financial aid during the studies. But this also depends on the chosen university, that’s why it is important to research study opportunities aboard thoroughly before making a decision.
Where should I look for Computing Science degrees abroad?
There are many excellent universities around the world where you can study computer science in English. For instance Griffith College in Dublin offers a BSc (Hons) in Computing Science. It is an excellent choice for those who wish to combine academic knowledge with practical experience and stay close to the UK. Dublin’s reputation as the European home of major IT firms such as Microsoft also makes it an attractive destination for computing students.