Monday, March 1, 2021

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Top 10 countries where you can study for free at a university

Students have several options to study for free at universities all over the world. First of all, they have to check all the conditions that a public university sets in order to accept new students and if entrance exams are required for admission.

  1. Germany: Germany is a good option for undergraduate students as the country has abolished tuition fees to most of its states at public universities. There are some universities where students can study for free. These are the Technical University of Munich, the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, the Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Cologne, and the RWTH Aachen University. Usually, universities in Germany charge a fee of about 200 euros on average annually in order to cover administration costs.

  2. Finland: Finland is considered to have the most effective higher education system in the world when taken into consideration the national income levels. There are no tuition fees for residents of the EU, European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland. International students can have free education if they choose to attend a course taught in Finnish or Swedish or if they have a residence permit. Furthermore, there are a lot of scholarships available to those who do not qualify for free education. For students who live outside of the E.U., E.E.A., and Switzerland is necessary to pay on average 4.800-24.500 dollars annually for a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Some good choices are the University of Helsinki, the Tampere University, the University of Vaasa, the Lappeenranta University of Technology, and the University of Jyvaskyla.

  3. France: Students with French nationality or those who are permanent residents of the European Union can attend for free a public university. Those who haven’t got the conditions for free education have to pay more than 3.000 dollars for a bachelor’s degree and more than 4.000 dollars for a master’s degree. Some worth studying universities are the University of Orleans, the University of Burgundy, Parsons Paris, the University of Bordeaux I, and the University of Strasbourg.

  4. Norway: Here the education costs are really low. Public universities usually don’t charge tuition fees to students. But if you decide to go to Norway in order to study you have to take into consideration that the living expenses are high. Some good options for studying are the University of Oslo, the University of Bergen, the Nord University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the NHH Norwegian School of Economics.

    Norway Flag

  5. Denmark: Students from the European Union or those who come from exchange programs can have tuition-free education. All the others in order to get free education must have a permanent or temporary residence permit. Try to get at the list of students of Aarhus University, Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark, Roskilde University, and Copenhagen Business School.

  6. Austria: Here, in some universities is offered free education to all students, no matter their nationality. It is worth spending your time at the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, the University of Klagenfurt, the Johannes Kepler University Linz, the University of Vienna, and the University of Graz.

    Vienna, Austria

  7. Sweden: In most public universities students who come from the European Union can enjoy free education without any tuition fees. You can choose for your studies the Lund University, the Uppsala University, Stockholm University, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and the University of Gothenburg.

    Gothenburg, Sweden

  8. Greece: Public universities offer tuition-free education to postgraduate students. When talking about a master’s degree in some cases students have to pay an amount of money. The most known public universities are the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Crete, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Athens University of Economics and Business, and the University of Macedonia.

    Mykonos, Greece

  9. Czech Republic: You don’t have to pay anything if you can communicate and understand in Czech. If you prefer to attend a program in English then you have to pay a fee which usually ranges from 4.000 to 13.000 dollars annually. It is worth spending your time at the Charles University, the Palacky University Olomouc, the Czech Technical University in Prague, the Masaryk University, and the Brno University of Technology.

  10. Iceland: Learners of all nationalities can study for free at Iceland’s four public schools. These are the University of Iceland, the University of Akureyri, the Hólar University College, and the Agricultural University of Iceland.

    University of Iceland

Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at