While most students want to go abroad for higher studies, the biggest problem they face is the tuition fees. Studying in countries like the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia is very expensive. If a full scholarship cannot be arranged in these countries, then it becomes very difficult for any international student to study. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could find some countries with universities charging zero tuition fees for foreign students! Well, there are a few European countries offering free education for international students based on their academic performance.
If you fail to secure a fully funded scholarship from a university or are unable to pay tuition fees, you can get admission to universities where tuition fees are completely free. Among them are Germany, Italy, Norway, Iceland, Belgium, and Austria. Those countries offer free education or very low tuition fees for foreign students.
Germany offers the best opportunity for international students to study good subjects at low or almost no cost. But you will get the best chance if you know the German language. Because most of the advanced courses are in the German language. There are no tuition fees for undergraduate courses at public universities in Germany. But, you will have to pay a small administrative fee, between one hundred and fifty to three hundred euros a year.
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Additionally, Every year, The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD provides financial aid to more than 120,000 highly skilled German and foreign students to study in Germany for free.
Germany’s education system is also very advanced, and its universities are among the best in the world. There are many opportunities to study in this country. But if your subject is Science, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Economics, then the chances of getting a scholarship are highest.
Top free German universities are, Heidelberg University, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, RWTH Aachen University and LMU – Ludwig-Maximilians.
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Many students choose to study in Italy because of the quality of higher education. Apart from free tuition fees, there are scholarship opportunities for foreign students. If you cannot afford higher education in expensive countries like Australia, the USA, Canada, and the UK, you can choose to study in Italy.
Tuition fees for EU and non-EU students depend on the student’s family income and the program applied for. Tuition fees at a public university range from a minimum of €500 to a maximum of €4000, but you can apply for a waiver too. Italian universities offer scholarships to international students based on merit and economic status.
Top free Italian universities are the University of Bologna, Bocconi University, University of Padova, Polytechnic University of Mila, Bocconi University, and the University of Padova. However, these universities are not exactly free, but they offer scholarships for international students, which[h are easy to get.
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Norway is in the western part of Scandinavia in Northern Europe. Public universities offer free tuition for all students, regardless of study level or nationality. However, as the vast majority of graduate programs are conducted in Norwegian only, international students must demonstrate proof of Norwegian language proficiency in order to study at this level.
However, there are some universities in Norway that teaches in English. Therefore, it is not necessary for students from all countries to know the Norwegian language. If you only know the English language, you can get a cheap higher education in Norway.
Top free universities in Norway are the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Nord University, Østfold University/College, the University of Agder, and Oslo Metropolitan University.
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Austria is one of the best countries in Europe for foreign students, where foreign students only have to pay an admission fee of fewer than 1000 euros per semester. However, federal/public universities charge approximately €363 per semester in admission fees for Austrian and EU/EEA students. Austria would be a good place to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree with a fully funded scholarship.
All the public universities in Austria are free for all EU and EEA citizens. Top free universities in Austria are FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, University of Vienna, University of Vienna, University of Salzburg, TU Wien, and University of Applied Arts Vienna.
The Belgian government spends a portion of its budget on education to further improve its education sector. They teach at a low cost. Tuition fees for higher education in Belgium for international students are normally around 4,000 euros per year.
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But the students from developing countries can pay less than 1000 euros per year. If you want to study Ph.D. from any Belgian university, you will be paid to carry out research. Apart from these, Belgian universities offer scholarships to foreign students.
Top free universities in Belgium are, University of Namur, Ghent University, Hasselt University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Liege, UC Leuven-Limburg and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Public universities and colleges offer free study in Greece for students from all countries associated with the European Union. Although other countries such as Bangladesh are not included in this facility, still international students will be able to study at a much lower cost. Costs can range from $1,500 to $2,000 a year. The cost of living in Greece is also lower than in other European countries. Greece can be on your wish list to study abroad for free.
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There is an opportunity to study tuition-free at famous Greek universities like the University of Patras, International Hellenic University, Aristotle University, and Athens University of Economics and Business.
Iceland is a Nordic country and one of the best places to study for international students. They offer a variety of programs such as Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. in English medium. Icelandic public universities have no tuition fees for international students, but private universities charge around 4,000 to 16,000 euro tuition fees.
Top free universities in Iceland are the University of Iceland, University of Akureyri, Agricultural University of Iceland, Hólar University College, Iceland University of the Arts, Bifröst University, and Reykjavik University.
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Poland is one of the countries in the world where higher education is offered at a low cost. Most universities in Poland offer courses in Polish. Polish is the official language of Poland. About 98% of people in Poland speak Polish. So if you know the Polish language well, you can study for free like all other students.
Moreover, BBA courses are taught in English in Poland. For this, you have to spend 2 to 3 thousand dollars annually. Rich literature and culture in Poland motivate most international students to study there. You will also be attracted by the culture of this country. You can get higher education at a low cost in this European country.
The top cheap universities in Iceland are the University of Wroclaw, AGH University of Science and Technology, Academy of Finance and Management in Bialystok, Adam Mickiewicz University, and Warsaw University of Technology.
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Many people dream of higher education abroad even if they enter the job field after completing their studies. But there are many people who have put their dreams in a box because of education costs. But what if you can get higher education abroad for free.
So far, we have discussed top 8 European countries with no tution fees for international students. However, not all universities may offer free education in these countries. Some selected universities charge no tution fees for higher studies for foreign students. Apart from these countries, there are many other countries where you can get an education for free.
Students who are looking for free education need to do in-depth research to find desired programs in the tution free universities. Following the proper application process recomended by respective universities education can be achieved for free or at a low cost.
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