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Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Xeeex: 3:56pm On Oct 27
While university fees continue to rise in many parts of the world, some of you might be thinking that getting a recognized degree qualification, either in your home country or abroad, is simply impossible without having a four- or five-figure budget at your disposal, or without obtaining a scholarship.

You’ll be pleased to hear that this isn’t necessarily the case. There are many countries worldwide where students are able to study abroad for free or for a very affordable amount. You just need to know where to look.

Below you’ll find a selection of countries that offer low-cost or free tuition, with details on eligibility and what current (low) university fees you can expect.

Study in Germany for free
Germany

Interest in studying abroad in Germany just seems to keep on growing. This is largely due to the fact there are no undergraduate tuition fees at most public universities in Germany, and this applies to both German students and internationals, regardless of nationality. Just a small nominal university fee is charged, of around €150-250 (~US$170-280), to cover administration costs.

The exception is the state of Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany, which reintroduced tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students in autumn 2017. These students must pay €1,500 (~US$1,660) a semester (€3,000 or ~US$3,320 per year). PhD students and refugees aren’t affected, and the fees are reduced for those pursuing a second degree (to €650 (~US$720) a semester, which is €1,300 (~US$1,440) a year. It’s possible that other German states will follow and reintroduce fees in the future, as they seek to invest in and improve university education, so watch out for this.

Germany’s low study costs, combined with its strong economy and excellent higher education system, makes the prospect of undertaking study in Germany extremely appealing for both students and their parents worldwide. More than 40 German universities are featured among the world’s leaders in the QS World University Rankings – again, beaten only by the US and UK – with the highest place taken by the Technical University of Munich.

If you’re successful in finding a university where you can study in Germany for free, you will of course still need to budget for living costs. If you need a German student visa, you’ll need to prove you have around €10,236 (~US$11,330) per year for living expenses (with the average student spending €850 (~US$940) a month).

Two of the top destinations for study in Germany, Munich and Berlin, were also ranked within the top 30 most affordable cities to study in the QS Best Student Cities 2019.


Study in France for free (or at low cost)


France may not be quite as widely known as Germany for affordable higher education, but international students may be surprised to hear they can also study in France for free (or, at a very low cost), regardless of their nationality.

Although technically university fees do exist at public universities in France, they’re just a fraction of those charged in most countries, amounting to just €170 (~US$190) per year at undergraduate level for EU/EEA/Swiss students.

However, from the 2019/20 academic year non-EU/EEA students will begin paying higher rates, with fees going up to €2,770 (~US$3,065) per year for a bachelor’s degree. However, the French government will be tripling the amount of scholarships available to international students, from 7,000 to 21,000.

Additional charges can bring the price of your studies up, particularly for more specialized programs such as medicine and engineering, but not dramatically. If you’re looking to study at a leading grande école, however, expect fees to vary widely.

As is the case in Germany, the majority of programs offering the chance to study in France for free are taught in the native language. However, there are a growing number of opportunities to study in English, particularly at graduate level. Alternatively, you can also attend a preparatory school to perfect your French skills before beginning your degree, but you’ll have to pay for this.

Living costs in France are also relatively affordable, amounting to around €9,600 (~US$10,620) per year, though you should expect to pay more if you choose to live in capital city Paris.


Study in the Nordic countries for free
Sweden

Known for their high quality of life, stunning nature and liberal politics, northern European nations (known as the Nordic countries) also boast some of the strongest higher education systems in the world. Nordic nations Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden all offer opportunities to study free or at low cost:

In Norway, university study is available free of charge to all students, regardless of study level or nationality. Like Germany, you will only need to pay a semester fee, in this case around NOK 300-600 (~US$33-66). The majority of undergraduate programs are taught only in Norwegian, and international students need to demonstrate proof of proficiency in Norwegian in order to study at this level. At master’s and PhD level, English language programs are far more common and free tuition still applies.

In Iceland, there are no tuition fees charged at the country’s four public universities, with only a registration fee of around ISK 75,000 (~US$600) a year.

Denmark, Sweden and most recently Finland only extend their free higher education perks to students from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland, meaning that students from outside these regions must pay tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s programs. However, PhD programs in these countries are fully funded, offering exceptional PhD candidates the chance to gain their degree without paying fees, and earn a salary. Non-EU/EEA students can also still study in Finland for free if they study in either Swedish or Finnish.

International fees at bachelor and master levels in Denmark, Sweden and Finland vary. In Denmark, university fees range from between DKK 45,000 and DKK 120,000 (~US$6,670-17,800) annually, while in Sweden they fall between SEK 80,000 and SEK 145,000 (~US$8,200-14,870) for most courses. In Finland, the recently introduced tuition fees currently amount to at least €1,500 (~US$1,700) per year, although most students will pay between €6,000 - 18,000 (~US$6,640-19,900) per year.

But what about living costs? Well, this is the catch, as the costs of living in northern Europe are among some of the highest on the continent. This is largely due to the healthy economy of the region and the strength of the Nordic currencies, so paying more for living when the streets are clean and the people are happy perhaps isn’t so bad. Four Nordic capitals have been ranked among the world’s top student cities: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm.



Other places to study in Europe for free (or at low cost)
Belgium

What about other places to study in Europe for free or at a low cost? There are a number of European countries which offer affordable or free universities, without any need to sacrifice on quality. See below for more examples.

Austria

Another country where students can study in Europe for free (or at a very low cost) is Austria. EU/EEA students enjoy the same rights as Austrians when it comes to the cost of higher education, and can study for free at any degree level. After this time, students pay a fee of just €363 per semester. International students from outside of the EU/EEA should expect slightly higher fees of around €726 (~US$803) per semester. Living costs will set all students back approximately €11,400 (~US$12,600) a year. Vienna, Austria’s capital city, was ranked 13th in the QS Best Student Cities 2019.

Belgium

There are two main language communities in Belgium, each with their own stance on university fees. However, EU students will pay a maximum of only €906 a year. And while it’s just EU students who get the major benefits of being able to study in Europe for free, fees are still fairly affordable for non-EU international students, at around €4,175 (~US$4,620) per year. You can live in Belgium with a budget of around €11,400 (~US$12,600) a year. Brussels, the capital city, was ranked joint 43rd in this year’s QS Best Student Cities.

Czech Republic

Students who speak Czech are able to study abroad for free in the Czech Republic at any public university. Students who wish to study in English can also study fairly cheaply, at around €4,000-12,000 (~US$4,425-13,275) per year. Living costs are more affordable than in many countries in western Europe, at around US$9,000 per year. The Czech capital city, Prague, is ranked joint 35th in the QS Best Student Cities.

Greece

All students from within the EU/EEA are able to study abroad for free in Greece at public universities and colleges, with the exception of some master’s programs. International students from outside of the EU are also eligible for low-cost higher education, at approximately €1,500 (~US$1,660) per year. Greece offers one of the lowest costs of living in the European Union.

Italy

Although private universities in Italy can be known to charge fairly high tuition fees, public universities in Italy are markedly cheaper, charging between €900 and €4,000 (~US$995-4,420) per year for undergraduate programs. EU students are eligible for the same funding opportunities as Italian students, including loans, grants, scholarships and fee waivers. Milan is ranked 40th in the most recent QS Best Student Cities, while capital city Rome is 70th.

Spain

EU students aren’t required to pay high education fees in Spain, while international students are able to study for between €750 and €2,500 (~US$830-2,760) per year at public institutions. Fees are charged on a per-credit basis and can be higher at graduate level. To live in Spain, you should expect to spend between €10,800 and €13,200 (~US$11,940 – 14,600) a year in living costs. Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia are all featured in the QS Best Student Cities, with Barcelona the highest ranked at 21st.


Other places to study abroad for free (or at low cost)
Argentina

Argentina

While Argentinian students all enjoy access to free universities, international students should expect to pay a small, nominal fee to enroll at public universities in the country. Private institutions in Argentina, on the other hand, can charge upwards US$5,000 a year. In the QS Best Student Cities 2019, Argentinian capital Buenos Aires is 31st.

India

In India, international students will typically pay tuition fees of no higher than US$7,300 a year, though private university and graduate fees tend to be more expensive. Living costs in India are, for most students, likely to be very appealing – according to Numbeo, consumer prices are 163 percent cheaper than in the UK, while rental prices are as much as 391 percent cheaper. Overall, you should be able to live comfortably on as little as US$4,300 a year. However, it’s worth noting that international students aren’t allowed to work in India during their studies.

Taiwan

Tuition fees in Taiwan offer great value, with its top universities offering affordable programs. For example, National Taiwan University (NTU), the location’s leading university at 69th in the QS World University Rankings, charged undergraduate students just TW$100,920-124,200 (~US$3,200-3,965) per year in 2017/18. In the QS Best Student Cities 2019, Taipei was ranked 17th in the world and 14th for affordability.


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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Brawlscartel(m): 5:07pm On Oct 27
Get ur information right in Czech republic the highest tution fee you pay a year is €4200 no school in cz pay €12000 I just laugh when I saw it please edit it.
Thanks

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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by prashantrahul: 5:44pm On Oct 27
Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Xeeex: 6:48pm On Oct 27
Brawlscartel:
Get ur information right in Czech republic the highest tution fee you pay a year is €4200 no school in cz pay €12000 I just laugh when I saw it please edit it.
Thanks

I won't edit it and the information I posted there is correct
Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by manneger2: 7:16pm On Oct 27
Xeeex:


I won't edit it and the information I posted there is correct
Even cost of living in Czech Republic is low compare to what u quote there, Czech Republic have cheap school in range of 700 euros to 4000 euros
Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Brawlscartel(m): 8:59pm On Oct 27
Xeeex:


I won't edit it and the information I posted there is correct

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Let me direct you to all schools there

Check studyin cz or studying in Czech republic search for all the schools and tell me if you will see €12000 there.

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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by NairaLuck: 9:24pm On Oct 27
If you wish to study abroad for free, you have some options.

MasterCard foundation scholarships

Study in the USA if you have good grades in your undergrad and good personal statement you might get full funding for masters plus little stipends.

Lastly federal government scholarships for Nigerians to about 10 countries.

Make your research
Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by NiklauseFred(m): 8:38am On Oct 28
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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Canih28: 8:50am On Oct 28
All of them make sense but as for the India I have second thoughts.
Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by olioxx(m): 8:53am On Oct 28
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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Xeeex: 9:05am On Oct 28
Canih28:
All of them make sense but as for the India I have second thoughts.

You can use India as a way to get to other countries. Maybe you'll study a 1 year masters in India then move to an European country.

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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Hadampson(m): 9:11am On Oct 28
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Thanks for the mention bro

The Erasmus MUNDUS scholarship program (one of the biggest Scholarships to study for a master's degree in Europe) is open

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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Danny6552: 10:37am On Oct 28
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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Canih28: 10:54am On Oct 28
Hadampson:


Thanks for the mention bro

The Erasmus MUNDUS scholarship program (one of the biggest Scholarships to study for a master's degree in Europe) is open
Thanks for the heads up bro.

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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Savagethe21st(m): 4:07pm On Oct 28
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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by Savagethe21st(m): 4:07pm On Oct 28
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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by IchBinBrait(m): 6:48pm On Oct 28
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Re: Where You Can Study Abroad For Free Without A Scholarship by skylane(m): 9:49pm On Oct 28
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