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8 Countries Where You Can Study For Free in Europe

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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 Here’s a list of 8 of the countries where Students can study for free in Europe

In this post, I will explore countries where you can free and low-cost options for

higher education options around the world.

1. Germany

It is free to study in Germany at all state-run public institutions, however,

most institutions will ask for a small fee to cover administrative costs.

There are also some degree programmes which are run in English,

so you can actually earn a degree without speaking German

(even though speaking German will help you tremendously).

Study in Germany 

German Academic Exchange Service

Deutsches Studentenwerk

2. Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the few countries in Europe with a low cost of living as well as reputable institutions,

so it might be a good idea to look into studying there.

The country is close to tourist destinations such as Italy and Croatia, and university tuition is free.

Like Germany, many Slovenian universities offer numerous programs of study in English,

so students only need to learn the language to communicate with the locals.

Study in Slovenia

University of Ljubljana



3. Belgium

Home to the headquarters of the European Union, chocolate and beer,

Belgium is an attractive place to study at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

The country is a central hub for European politics and is home to more ambassadors,

political leaders and journalists than most other European cities. 

Pursuing a degree in Belgium is also not as expensive as you may think, with costs as low as

1,000 EUR per year, depending on where you study.

University of Antwerp

Study abroad in Belgium

Ghent University


4. Norway

While tuition is free for all international students, it is important to note that the cost

of living is exceptionally high and it is difficult to get a job if you don’t speak Norwegian.

Also, winters in Norway are exceptionally harsh even though humans beings like you and I survive it.

Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

University of Stavanger

5. Finland

International students in Finland who wish to earn a degree in English are required to

pay around $1,650 per year starting in 2017.

This is around one-tenth of the cost of studying in the US or UK, and probably the

same cost of studying in some private Nigerian Universities.

Previously, education was completely free for international students from around the world.

If however you are a PHD student who wishes to pursue a degree in Finnish or Swedish,

your degree is still free.

The government also plans to offer scholarships and financial aid to international students

with exceptional academic backgrounds, so this might be worth looking into.

These resources might help:

Finnish National Agency for Education


University of Helsinki


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6. Sweden

If you are thinking of pursuing a research-based doctoral degree, you get free tuition in Sweden.

However, Sweden is Norway’s younger sister and is almost as expensive,

so you will need to budget for the high cost of living there.

Study in Sweden

Lund University

Stockholm University


7. France

France offers an attractive combination of world class tition and low costs,

with degree programmes costing as low as $1,000 per year depending on where you choose to study.

In addition to this, many programs of study at both public and private universities are offered in English.

How to study in France for free

Ecole Normale Superieure

Campus France

8. China

The current trend in global economics makes China an excellent study option.

Studying in China also opens career opportunities in the long run,

as there is an ever increasing demand for representatives who can

help establish business relationships with Chinese factories.

While not free, studying in China costs around $3,000 per year but the low cost of living makes up the rest.

Like in every country, great deals are reserved for international students who can learn Chinese and the government offers grants to top performing students who pursue their studies in Chinese.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Apply to Chinese Universities

Xiamen University


Source: MrPepe

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