Study in Europe for free or low tuition fee
Study in Europe for free or low tuition fee
Europe offers a lot of inexpensive study options for overseas students. In many countries of Europe, education is free for not only the local students but also international students.
Here you can find the free-of-cost study education options – even if you are not given a scholarship or a bank loan.
Except for the few, these are some of the countries in Europe that offer free economical education to international students at their public universities.
Country Tuition fee for students from EU/EEA (per year) Tuition fee for students from other countries (per year)
Tuition fees around 1,500 per year for International students
Non-Europeans in Austria are charged a still very reasonable 1,500 euros per year.
Private universities in Austria charge 1,000 EUR to 40,000 EUR/year. The fee can vary from program to program. Especially for Post Graduate Programs such as Masters and PhD, the fee can be charged higher than masters.
The estimated cost of living in Austria
An average international student would have to bear expenses of around 900 to 1200 Euros. If you opt for living in a shared accommodation or university accommodation then the cost can be lower than the above.
Tuition fees for the international students is around 45,000 - 120,000 DKK per year (6,000 - 16,000 EUR).
Denmark is widely known for its high standard and quality education. Non-European international students at on average pay up to 16,000 euros per year.
The estimated cost of living in Denmark
As a rough estimate, international students need between 800 – 1,200 EUR/month to live in Denmark. The living cost can go high or low based on your habits: how much you spend on shopping and going out, how much you travel, and so on. You will be required to pay more if you decide to study in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen.
Tuition fees for international students are around 5,000 - 20,000 EUR per year
In summer 2017, universities in Finland announced that they would charge tuition fees from non-European students. The costs of the universities range between 5,000 and 20,000 euros per year.
The estimated cost of living in Finland
In Finland, you will need between 700 – 900 EUR/month, dependent on the area in which you will live. Helsinki is the most expensive city, while Laaperanta, Pori, and Tampere are known as the most inexpensive student cities.
Tuition fees for international students is around 2,800 - 3,800 EUR per year
With its high quality of education, and more and more Bachelor and Master programs being offered in English, France is driving a large number of international students every year to the country.
Aside from a small registration fee, most public universities in France do not charge any tuition fees from locals. However, internationals pay comparatively modest annual fees of ca. 2,800 EUR for Bachelors and 3,800 EUR for Masters.
The estimated cost of living in France
The cost of living in France ranges from 800 to 900 euros per month, however, this is obviously variable depending on where you choose to live, what your habits are, and your desired levels of comfort and privacy.
There are no tuition fees for international students in public universities in Germany.
Germany is one of the most popular countries for international students and the universities were ranked highest on many ranking platforms. Except for very few private universities, you can study in Germany for free - regardless if you are from Europe or an overseas student. There is however a small administrative semester fee, but this covers a public transport ticket at the fraction of its usual price.
The estimated cost of living in Germany
Compared to some other European countries, Germany is a relatively affordable country. The costs of food, housing, clothing, and cultural activities are somewhat higher than the EU average. On average, students in Germany have to pay around 850 euros per month for living costs. The largest expenditure is rent.
The tuition fees for international students are around 1,500 per year.
One of the places in Europe which has a relatively warmer climate, Greece offers free education to its locals and the cost for international students is also low, average around 1,500 euros per year. Providing with a relatively low cost of living, Greece is among the more affordable study abroad destinations.
The estimated cost of living in Greece
Greece is one of the most economical European destinations for international students. Most people should live with ease on a budget of 450–750 EUR per month. Your living style and choices will decide if this budget goes up or down.
The tuition fees are free for International students
Universities in Norway offer free education to students from Europe, Asia, Africa, and anywhere else. However, Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world. So if you plan to study in Norway, do check the living expenses to other countries you are considering. Even if you have to pay fees elsewhere, it might still be cheaper overall than Norway.
Tuition fees around 80,000 - 200,000 SEK per year (8,300 - 20,800 EUR)
Europeans can study in Sweden for free. However, other international students should anticipate heavy fees when studying in Sweden, joint with a relatively high cost of living.
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