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Poor infrastructure, harassment by lecturers and incessant ASUU has made many people give up on Nigerian Universities. In fact, our politicians, public office holders and other high ranking personalities in the society don’t allow their children study in Nigeria again. They send their children to good universities around the world. However, this article will unveil to our readers the top 5 tuition free universities in the world. So, you don’t need to be a politician or business tycoon’s child to study abroad.
The tuition of the universities we will be highlighting here are completely free. But the only thing you will need is your flight ticket and feeding money. Isn’t this good news? So, sit tight, read on and discover the top 5 tuition free universities in the world.
List of Tuition Free Universities in the World
Generally, some European countries recognize international students as a vital part of their higher educational system. Thus, they offer tuition free university admission to international students. Therefore, we present to you the list of tuition free universities in the world.
#1 University of Bergen Norway
The University of Bergen is an urban university in Norway. Most premises in the University focus on two major areas – Arstadvollen and Nygardshoyden. As a matter of fact, the institution is built around the geographical, historical as well as cultural framework of the city.
Are you for real? The university of Bergen Norway is a public university and the tuition fee including international student. However, the only fee students of this University pay is the Student Welfare Organization semester due. And it costs NOK590. Also, students on exchange programmes will not pay this due.
Ordinarily, the University of Bergen does not offer scholarship to international students. Though tuition is free and no special scholarship is offered. And students are expected to pay their Student Welfare Organization semester due.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Norway is relatively high. However, if you are very discipline in spending, you can cope very well with a slim budget. So, University of Bergen Norway is among the tuition free universities in the world.
#2 RWTH Aachen University, Germany
RWTH Aechen University is among the tuition free universities in the world. In fact, it is the largest technological university in Germany. So, if you want to study any engineering or technological related course, RWTH Aechen is a perfect choice. Countless of international students and scientists visit the institution annually, to benefits from its excellent facilities and scholars.
Furthermore, RWTH Aechen is an integrated and interdisciplinary technical university. And most of its engineering focus is associated with natural science and medicine. The institution has about 260 institutes in nine faculties, thus making it the leading European scientific and research institution. Usually, an average of 43721 students enrolls for 144 courses in the institution during the winter semester annually. Also, RWTH Aechen University has about 8000 international students from 120 countries around the world.
The school fee of the institution is completely free and international students do not pay tuition fees. However, there is still a mandatory student body and social contribution fee of €239.75 per semester.
RWTH Aechen University offers series of scholarships to international students depending on their course of study.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in for a student at RWTH Aechen University is relatively high. In fact, a student will spend approximately €700 dollars per month for accommodation and living allowance.
#3 Aalto University Finland
Aalto University Finland is a world class university that has been rated among the tuition free universities in the world. The institution was established to build a better and more developed Finland. Also, the institution was founded in 2010 as a result of the merger of three world universities in Helsinki Metropolitan area of Germany. What students around the world admire so much about Aalto University is its practical learning experience and cross disciplinary projects. As a rule in Aalto University, students will get the support to excel both in their studies and future career. Furthermore, the institution offers different degrees in the fields of technology, business, art, design and architecture.
The tuition in Aalto University Finland is not totally free. But some courses are free while others are not. As a rule, all EU students in Finland don’t pay tuition fee and it is entirely free. Also, the institution is not offering scholarship presently, but there are plans to offer in the future.
#4 University of Oslo, Norway
University of Oslo is the oldest and largest university in Norway. Also, the university was founded in1811 during the era of Danish rule. But today, there are about 30000 students and 4600 employees. It may interest you to know that the university has won four different Nobel Prizes. And this indicates the quality of learning and research in the institution.
The institution gets funding from the government and the tuition is completely free. However, most students will pay a semester registration fees of NOK 550. And this is equivalent to 75 Euro which will qualify students for the services of Foundation for Students Life.
Though the university doesn’t offer any scholarship at undergraduate level but there are other programmes to engage in. And some of these programmes are; Erasmus, Nordplus as well as Norway grants programmes.
Cost of living
The cost of living is relatively cheap. Ordinarily, you need NOK 3000 which is equivalent to 625 USD to run a summer semester. However, books, course supplies and personal expenses are not part of the fees.
#5 Heidelberg University, Germany
Heidelberg University was founded in 1386 and it is the oldest university in Germany. Also, when it comes to research, Heidelberg University is among the most reliable and strongest institution in Europe. Generally, the institution relies on research- based teaching to educate students and create a well-structured career path for their students. Heidelberg University offers discipline in the area of humanities, social sciences, law, natural sciences and life sciences like Medicine.
Usually, there are no tuition fees at Heidelberg University for undergraduate and consecutives masters and PhD programmes. However, Students coming for Continuing education Masters programmes will pay special fee.
The cost of living is on the average. Students of Heidelberg University needs about 670 Euro per month to cover their living expenses.
Check 24hoursreporter to watch the video testimonials of students from the five universities above.
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