A field of study that combines life sciences, law and economics in an innovative and international study program: Food Quality and Safety.

This blog will describe what you need to know about this field of study. As well why you should definitely consider making it your next study!

Food industry

The food industry is a highly complex and very diverse environment. It is the place for you if you are looking for a new study challenge!

If you love food and are interested in the process, then you know quality and safety are the main targets in food production. Characterizing, identifying and detecting quality and safety issues are key tasks for you when you want to investigate in the food safety and quality industry.

But what is the industry and study program like then? Well, one thing is certain in the food industry. You will not be bored, because you will be part of promoting public health as well combatting diseases. In conclusion, you are the one making the difference! How cool is that. 

The program of food quality and safety mostly focuses on quality and safety of the products. Because of this it is very important to keep the complexity of the industry in mind. However, this identifies that extra challenge! As you are expected to combine all your skills. From life sciences and law to economics. If this has drawn your attention, then definitely keep reading. Because you might just have found your next Master’s degree!

Food quality vs. safety

Food safety and food quality are two important aspects in the food industry. These are two different concepts that collectively have the ability to ensure consumers that the product has met the industry’s standards to be purchased. Food safety refers to the concept that diseases like pathogenic microorganisms, misuse of food additives and contaminants such as chemical or biological toxins and adulteration are prevented, whereas food quality is comprised of a series of consumers’ attributes that as a whole determine the value of different products at the time of purchase. Some of these attributes are place of origin, freshness, colour, flavour, texture, taste, nutritional value, the animal welfare, fat content of foods, environmentally friendly production, and sustainable farming practices [8,9]. Although the two concepts have fundamentally different aspects, their collegial meanings make consumers purchase certified foods defined as one that has passed through various stages of the integration traceability methods and quality control systems. For example, if a type of food is contaminated with microorganisms, it can cause health hazards (i.e., food safety perspective) and quickly spread over food products (i.e., food quality).

If that has triggered your curiousity about this topic we strongly encourage you to check out the following study program which is covering these topics in more depth and prepares you to contribute professionally!

Master degree in Food Quality and Safety

If you have a passion for food quality and safety, then consider Bayreuth University´s master degree course in Food Quality and Safety which is unique in Germany. Above all, Bayreuth University is the perfect place to launch your career in the food sector as they are known for their innovative thinking!

In conclusion, whether you decide to study further or you´re not sure yet, we encourage to check out the webinar on this study addressing some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: the sustainable production and distribution of food.

The food industry counts complex problems which require interdisciplinary solutions. Your scientific, legal and economic skills can make a difference.

To find out more about the university and their Master program you can now pre-register for the free webinar on June 23rd!

Are you interested in starting a new study abroad? However, do you find you’re not meeting the requirements for a Bachelor study? Then don’t waste any more time and start reading this blog. As this blog will tell you exactly how you will meet your requirements by starting a foundation year program.

What is a foundation year program?

A foundation year program offers you an alternative route into studying at a world-class university. For international students who possibly don’t meet the application requirements, a foundation year is your solution.

A foundation year is to help prep you for your next new study abroad. The program will familiarize you with the ways of learning. As well as being ahead and learning your new culture. A Foundation year program will prep you for your Bachelor studies.

If you’re an international student who doesn’t meet the required level of English for a Bachelor studies, the Foundation program will help you meet your requirements all within one year.

Foundation Year Programs

The University of Pavia, Italy, offers an available foundation year program. For students who are interested in accessing undergraduate degrees at Pavia University as well students who are interested in learning Italian or improving their Italian language skills. This is the perfect program for you.

Pavia University offers two available foundation year programs for the year of 2020-2021:

  • Foundation Year – residential option: you will attend all courses, both Italian and Area Studies courses  in presence in Pavia from October 2020 until June 2021
  • Foundation Year – blended option: you will attend the intensive Italian course online from October 2020 until February 2021; then you will attend in presence in Pavia the Italian language course and the area study preparatory courses from March until June 2021. 

If this hasn’t drawn your attention enough already or if you still wish to find out more. Then there’s a free webinar available on demand now for you to watch. Enjoy!

Are you interested in getting the opportunity to see the world, travel to great countries, embrace new cultures, make new friends, enrich your resumé and possibly even learn a new language and more?

Then now is the time to choose your next study abroad. As the second semester for most universities is coming to an end and your summer breaks await, it is now time to take charge and choose your next adventure.

Why now?

As a lot of universities are already enrolling and are still searching for international students now is your time to strike. As early enrolment will only enhance your chances of becoming your chosen universities new international students. If you’re still having some doubts about whether or not going abroad is the best choice for you, then definitely don’t stop reading as this blog is here to help you.

Is studying abroad a good fit for me?

To counteract on this question: why shouldn’t studying abroad be a good fit for you? Does travelling the world, meeting new people, learning a new language and exploring new cultures draw your attention? Then studying abroad will definitely meet all your wishes. 

How do I make the best choice?

In order for you to find out where your interests are and what you want to be studying abroad it is important to do your research. Luckily, we are here to help you and provide you with tons of research. As we have multiple available free and on demand webinars waiting for you to be watched as they can help you find out what suits you best.

To start your research you can search our website by countries as well as institutions. In addition to that you can use the Q&A box in every webinar whenever you have additional questions. The university will then get in touch with you.

Whenever you do find yourself interested, don’t hesitate to browse through our section of available blogs. That are all put together to provide you with that little éxtra information.

Are you interested in business, but find your true passion to be in the fashion and design industry? Then don’t look any further and see why studying in Milan is the perfect fit for you!

Why Milan?

First question to probably come to mind when looking for your new studies is: why should I choose this city? If so, then definitely don’t stop reading, as you will be surprised what Milan might have to offer you!

Fashion at its finest 

I mean, first things first, Milan is without a doubt one of the biggest fashion- and design capitals in the world. As Milan hosts one of the biggest fashion weeks around, with brands such as Gucci, Balmain, Versace and who not? Presenting their new collection to the audience. 


Studying abroad might sound like an impossible investment, but don’t forget for students in the EU there are multiple Erasmus possibilities for you to make your studying abroad dreams come true. And Milan is one of those participating cities, I mean win-win. 

Italian cuisine

Did someone say pasta? Pizza? Or perhaps vino? The Italian cuisine is one that will definitely not disappoint. 

Definitely try the neighbourhood Navigli. As this neighbourhood is known for the remains of the city’s old city canals, which will let you believe you’re in Venice rather than Milan. As a lovely addition, they serve amazing food in this area.


Milan literally offers it all, as it also offers some amazing cultural sights for you to see. Check out the Duomo di Milano for instance, but definitely don’t forget about Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is the convent of the last supper and is part of the UNESCO world heritage list. 

High standard universities

Obviously, a thing to keep in mind as well. Besides Milan’s impeccable standards for fashion, they also offer multiple very highly ranked universities. With universities such as Politecnico di Milano and DOMUS University, there is a study for everyone.

In this uncertain period regarding traveling and world health it is very understandable that you might have questions or doubts regarding your future and education. However, it is now more important than ever to make the right choices. This also counts for making the right study choices, as your choice for the right study abroad still be a priority. This blog is here to help you make the best decision for your next study abroad!

In case you are interested in Engineering courses in Earth, living and environmental sciences for example, then ask yourself why you should not start your study abroad in Bretagne, France? As UniLaSalle in Bretagne, France has a lot to offer and provides three very different campuses for each kind of lifestyle in Beauvais, Rouen and Rennes.

Is American styled campus your way to go with associative life and forever lasting friendship? The Beauvais campus offers it all! Located in a rural and wooded environment, the Beauvais campus is an American-style campus.

Or are you looking for an international and urban atmosphere? Then the Rouen campus is the perfect fit for you! With its location in the heart of Mont-Saint-Aignan which is 15 minutes from the center of the largest student city in Normandy you will definitely not be disappointed by its diverse and unique atmosphere.

UniLaSalles’ third campus: Rennes combines dynamism of student life with a privileged environment of the campus that counts over 6,000 students! Chances of not liking anyone here are not on the table.

French leader in the field of Life and Earth sciences, UniLaSalle offers Engineering courses in Earth, living and environmental sciences from geology to food and health, from agronomy to the environmental performance of companies, you will find a wide choice of specializations at the heart of global challenges.

UniLaSalle is now recruiting new international students for their programs:

International sustainable agribusiness and food engineering; which is available for Bachelor as well Master.

Other Master possibilities at UniLaSalle include:

– Master: urban agriculture and green cities;

– Master: Agriculture food and data management;

– Master: sustainable management and eco-innovation.

Check out the free webinars, join a session, ask questions and get informed! And if this is not exactly your choice yet, do check out all the other free webinars you can find on all types of study-programmes:


Good luck!

Are you considering starting an MBA study? Possibly to enrich your resumé, personal development, knowledge or maybe you’re looking for a new challenge. Regardless of the reason why you are considering an MBA study, Dublin is definitely one place to consider for your new study! But why? 

Why Dublin?

Dublin is modern, multicultural, but above all, Dublin is truly Irish. As the Irish are very proud of their own identity this is definitely to be found back in Dublin. 

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and definitely 2020 approved, nevertheless Dublin also has numerous beautiful monumental buildings and art. Dublin is the largest and most metropolitan city in Ireland, with an amazing reputation for being safe to roam around for tourists Dublin is ranked very high amongst city trips as well. 

If you’re already a working professional that is looking for a way to enrich your resumé, Dublin is centre to numerous successful businesses’ that are always recruiting new talents. The Irish Times Top 1000 offers a clear insight into Irish businesses. As Ireland is home to numerous successful businesses regarding retail to pharmaceutical companies, such as Apple and Medtronic. Ireland, Dublin simply has it all. 

In addition, the peoples’ native language is English which makes Dublin the perfect place to practice and excel your English level. 

UCD Smurfit MBA

Next to studying for you MBA degree, Dublin will definitely not bore you or your social life. As Dublin is a city that offers pubs and bars on every corner. This does not affect the impeccable academic level of University College Dublin (UCD) as it is one that is ranked in the top 1% of higher institutes worldwide. Which will 100% look good on your resumé, which will only benefit your future.

If this hasn’t convinced you already then there’s a FREE webinar available LIVE on April 9, 2020. If you’re interested, then do register for this as it will be one of your best choices yet and don’t hesitate because this will only benefit you and your future career. 


Why should you consider to start your study abroad in Dublin: Dublin is modern, multicultural, but above all, Dublin is truly Irish. As the Irish are very proud of their own identity this is definitely to be found back in Dublin. 

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and definitely 2020 approved, nevertheless Dublin also has numerous beautiful monumental buildings and art. Dublin is the largest and most metropolitan city in Ireland, with an amazing reputation for being safe to roam around for tourists Dublin is ranked very high amongst city trips as well. 

If there is one city that can surprise you with bars and pubs on every corner it is definitely Dublin. As you will not have a dull moment on your study abroad here. As the people speak English it is also the perfect place to practice and excel your English level. 

Master opportunities

Whilst having a booming social life as a student is off course very important, the academic level of University College Dublin (UCD) is one that is ranked in the top 1% of higher institutes worldwide. Which will 100% look good on your resumé, after all, you are in charge of your own future. With your study experience at UCD you will stand out no matter what. And don’t we all want that for our future? 

Luckily for you, UCD Dublin offers multiple Master programs for new international students. As they offer Master programs related to Business, Marketing and Management. For a business Masters-degree, UCD is definitely the place to be. 

In order for you to find the master program that is suited for you, UCD has put together a FREE and ON DEMAND webinar for you to watch and find out more about their available master-programs, admission deadlines, tuition fees, admission requirements and much more! 

To find out more about UCD Dublin and their available masters don’t hesitate and watch the free webinar now on demand!

Will Corona virus/COVID-19 affect my study abroad?

In light of the recent developments and outbreaks of the corona- or COVID-19 virus, numerous universities have made adjustments and are taking preliminary precautions. In addition to these decisions there are a lot of questions. You also might wonder how this affects your study abroad search, especially for the coming intake in September 2020.

That’s why the team of The Study Abroad Portal decided to write this blog post, to answer some of your questions and hopefully take away some of your worries.

So how does this situation affect your new study abroad in 2020?

First of all, due to this pandemic that is COVID-19, may universities decided to close campuses and might even have cancelled classes. However, this does not mean the end of your new journey, as firstly there are numerous possibilities for the universities to continue lessons online or through other means of use and they are working hard to keep things going!

Secondly, since you are likely searching for new Study Abroad opportunities from September onwards, this might already be controlled to a large extend. We therefore encourage you to simply sign up to the Online Open Days, ask questions and get more information!

Although at the time of writing the time of lockdown is still unsure, the first signs of recover in mainly China are already happening (reportingly 96% is recovered/ discharged).

Although other countries, such as Italy and Spain are still trying to cope with locking down the virus and it´s treating patients, it is estimated that within the next days the daily new cases will decrease: see per country data and status here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Facts about the corona virus:

  1. One of the most frequently asked questions: Should I worry about COVID-19?

As the World Health Organization (WHO) states:

‘Illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care, although reportingly over 85% has mild symptoms and ´only´ under 5% are critical. It is however understandable people are worried about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect them and their loved ones. 

We can channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. First and foremost among these actions is regular and thorough hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. Secondly, keep informed and follow the advice of the local health authorities including any restrictions put in place on travel, movement and gatherings.’

  • As far as things you should not do right now according to WHO:

The following information has been given:

  • ‘Smoking
  • Wearing multiple masks
  • Taking antibiotics (See question 10 “Are there any medicines of therapies that can prevent or cure COVID-19?“)

In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your health care provider.’

But what does all this information mean for you?

Looking at the current situation and taking into consideration that new semesters for studies will start in September 2020, which is 6 months from today. It is advisable to continue your applications if you wish to go and study abroad. As at present moment all study programmes starting in September 2020 are running and are scheduled as planned, as all Universities are working hard to find alternatives such as Online options or hybrid live/ online classes.

Therefore we encourage you to still look for Study Abroad programs in your country of choice and it´s still better to get prepared and get the necessary information. Various programs from countries like the Netherlands, Germany, France and Finland are available On Demand! See some of them here: https://www.webinars4you.com/on-demand/

Even though the COVID-19 outbreak is definitely one to take very seriously, as far as contagiousness it is important to reflect on the facts and look at other ‘major outbreaks’.  


Although the situation is serious and the media is bringing new information and updates every day, we advise you not to let fear take over and simply take the desired measures. Focus on your health and boost your immune system in order to increase chances belonging to the 85% that does not need special medical care.

One thing for sure is that fear, as the media often displays, can result to panic and stress and they have never cured any disease however it is even scientifically proven they DO accelerate it! So practice mindfulness, do frequent exercise, eat well and don´t give up on your dreams to find your Study Abroad program to enrich your life!

Are you interested in studying abroad? However, are just not sure where to go? Therefore in this post, I will tell you, why you should not stop reading because this might be your best study choice yet!

If you are interested in studying abroad, the Netherlands is definitely one place to consider! But why study in the Netherlands?

The easiest way to answer that question is with the simple answer: why not? As the Netherlands offers it all

5 reasons to choose the Netherlands as your next place to study abroad:

  1. Great level of English
  2. Central location
  3. High level of education
  4. Unique cuisine
  5. Open minded culture

These are just a few things the Netherlands has to offer you. Apart from the very open minded culture, the Dutch people might surprise you as well.

In addition, on an equally important note.. student life will not disappoint. Offering countless shops, bars, clubs. With cities like Amsterdam hosting ADE every year and countless festival opportunities, studying in the Netherlands will not be boring.

With their great level of English, central location and in addition, a unique cuisine. The Netherlands really is the place to be!

Finally, are you still interested? Then check out TiO University: located in Amsterdam and Utrecht!

Above all, TiO University offers multiple programs:

Are you interested? Check out these links and register now to watch the free online webinar!

Are you interested in economic surroundings and seeking for a Study Program Abroad? I have the right answer for you! Stockholm School of Economics

Today I’m going to talk about Stockholm School of Economics, trying to explain why you should consider this Business School where to study abroad.

Are you ready? Let’s go

Stockholm School of Economics

Stockholm School of Economics, also known as SSE, is a European Business School founded in 1909. It is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and it’s extremely oriented to form students in the business environment. Below I report mission and vision of the school.


The objective of the Stockholm School of Economics is to, through scientific teaching and research, strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness.


The SSE vision is to firmly establish itself as a member of the top tier of European business schools and to be recognized as a global benchmark industry collaboration and for thought leadership in selected knowledge fields.

SSE is a scientific institution. For this reason, it aims to prepare you with an objective and analytical way of teaching. Moreover, an SSE graduated student will acquire a critical way of thinking, being able then to analyze and judge situations under an economical and rational light. However, empathy and personal motivation are fully required in order to become a good leader. In other words, SSE trains students to become strong, passional and clearly skilled entrepreneurs as well as businessmen. Above all, Stockholm School of Economics is strongly based on values of equality and diversity, embracing the openminded Swedish society. Combining both ingredients, SSE will growth you under a personal and professional perspective.

Discover the reasons to study abroad in Sweden, read our Blog Post

Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees

SSE offers several study programs (Bachelors and Masters) tailored for you.

MSc in Finance

The program is taught by experienced faculty with outstanding expertise in a broad range of financial topics. The program covers several areas including

  • Capital Markets
  • Valuation (including options)
  • Fixed Income
  • Capital Structure.

Moreover, this program offers two specializations:

  1. Corporate Finance
  2. Investment Management

Usually, students choose to do the specialization at the end of the first semester of the program. Finance graduates are highly successful in launching and pursuing careers in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, investment management and consulting around the world.

Master in Economics

The program is focused on problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide variety of settings. Furthermore, it offers an invaluable start to your career. Therefore, it combines economic analysis and quantitative empirical methods, giving you the tools to analyze complex real-world problems in public policymaking, as well as in private business and international organizations.

MSc in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management

It is designed for students seeking an in-depth understanding of how financial and non-financial controls can be integrated and applied in managing multinational companies in various industries. Above all, the program aims to teach you how large companies report to shareholders and other external stakeholders as well as how those groups assess companies’ financial and non-financial performance.

MSc in Business & Management

The MSc in Business & Management has been specially designed for students deeply interested in business creation with a passion for development. In addition, the study program will develop the managerial knowledge and skills needed to excel in today´s organizations, to act and to make decisions in highly uncertain and complex environments.

MSc in International Business

If you are interested to lead, collaborate, inspire and to be inspired by talented professionals with different backgrounds, this program is definitively for you. In fact, It provides students with the tools to master the challenges of management and strategy in global organizations.

MSc program in International Business is ranked 12th out of 100 top international business schools by the Financial Times (September 2018).

Bachelor in Business & Economics

The study program provides students with a solid academic foundation for a career in business

  • Entrepre­neurship
  • Government
  • Non-govern­ment organizations
  • Academia.

You will learn fundamentals of Economics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Manage­ment, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Law and Data Analytics. Furthermore, students will develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and cre­ativity. As mentioned above, SSE also encourages personal development such as reflection, self-awareness and cultural orientation. By choosing this Bachelor, you will con­tribute to the development of society and of individual corporations and organizations.

Bachelor in Retail Management

It’s a three-year program with a strong focus on retailing, including Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Management, Strategy. Many courses are adjusted to give both general content and retail-specific content. Moreover, the program prepares students for a successful career in retail or in companies that deal with business retailers, such as suppliers and management consultants. In conclusion, the graduates from the Retail Management program are in high demand in the retail sector and among other companies requiring retail experts.

The most recent employment report conducted among our 2018 bachelor graduates shows that it pays off to study at SSE. Among all graduates, 95% had found a job within three months of graduation.

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