English-Taught Bachelor’s Programs in Europe

  • Ann-Malin Sandstrom European Association for International Education, the Netherlands
Keywords: English-taught bachelor’s programs, internationalization of higher education, Europe


In less than a decade, Europe has witnessed a 50-fold increase in the number of English-taught bachelor’s programs (ETBs). ETBs refer to programs that are taught in English and result in a first-cycle postsecondary education diploma. This development has sparked debates about their value and purposefulness. Yet, research conducted by the European Association for International Education (EAIE) and Study Portals, English-taught bachelor’s programs—Internationalising European higher education (2017), has shown that the overall effect of ETBs on higher education institutions and the higher education sector in general has been positive.

How to Cite
Sandstrom, A.-M. (2018). English-Taught Bachelor’s Programs in Europe. International Higher Education, (96), 12-13. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2019.96.10775
Language Issues and the Role of English