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List Of European Countries Offering Free University Education To Students


It is clearly visible that universities fees continue o rise in almost every part of the world. Due to this some even unable to get the education because of rising universities fees. But still, there are countries that give importance to education and can offer you a free college education. Now, anyone can study for free abroad.

Today we list out some European countries that provide the free college education.

European countries offering free education

1. The Republic of Estonia

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The country lies to Northern Europe and borders the Gulf of Finland, Russia, and Latvia. It also borders the Lake Peipus to the East. Studying in the Republic of Estonia may attract tuition fees or you may get it completely free with their tuition-free programs and the fee waiver arrangements.

Students from both the European Union and outside are welcome for the free university degree programs in Estonia.

2. The Kingdom of Denmark

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Denmark is a country located in the North of Europe together with the islands of Greenland and Faroe Islands. The Higher Education program in the Kingdom of Denmark offers free college degrees to the residents of the EU/EEA and Switzerland.

For other students from all over the world, you need to arrange for your tuition fee. However, if you are going for an exchange program in Denmark, you will get your degree at no cost.

3. The Republic of Finland

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Finland is another country located in the Northern part of Europe that offers free education. For all EU/EEA students joining a college in Finland, you will not pay in the public university to pursue your degree. All the rest of the students from across the globe will pay for tuition fee only at the Masters and Bachelors level.

If you are undertaking any doctoral degree in a public university in Finland, you will not be required to pay. College fee is also waivered for all the students that are on their degree courses (any level) at a public university if the course is offered in Swedish or Finnish.

4. The Kingdom of Norway

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In Norway, education in all the state universities is free of charge. There is no restriction, on whatever level you are studying. All students from across the globe get access to free education in the Norwegian state universities.

However, students are expected to pay a semester fee of between NOK 300-600 (35-72 USD) each semester. The fee caters for a few things and offers the students access to many benefits. You cannot sit for your final exams if you don’t pay the semester fee.

5. The Slovak Republic

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We mostly refer to a country like Slovakia. Most universities in the Slovak Republic are state universities that offer free college degree education programs. Regardless of where you come from, studying at any Slovakian university should not be a problem.

However, there is a limitation to the international students for the duration. If you study for a longer duration than the course normally takes, you will be obliged to pay 1400 EUR per year.

6. The Republic of Slovenia

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The universities in Slovenia accept students from all regions of the world. To get your degree from the Slovenian universities, you might pay or not, depending on where you come from. All the Slovenia citizens and the citizens of the European Union member states don’t pay a dime for the degree.

All other students need to pay the fee in full unless you get a scholarship. students from Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Herzegovina do not pay if they are in the first or second year in a private institution.

7. The Republic of Turkey

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Turkey is another country that offers free and a low fee college degree. It all depends on the program you are undertaking, the university, and the student origin. For foreign students, all state universities offer free education if you can prove your capability.

You will be required to pass their university exams and have an excellent GPA score. Apart from that, the college fee ranges between $500 and $2,000 per year.

8. Denmark

Most of Denmark’s colleges offer free education (for citizens, EUUs, people having specific visa types, etc.). Major Universities (which are one of the best in Europe) like the Copenhagen University and Kiel University. Tuition aid/scholarship is also provided to all Danish citizens.

9. Greece

Education in Greece is also free for EEU citizens (for most programs), even international tuition/fees are much less compared to many other countries (such as the US, Canada, UK, and Australia).

10. Austria

Austrian education is not tuition-free, but tuition and fees are quite low! Tuition for EU / EEA citizens is almost unimportant and for non-European countries, it’s less than 1000 Euro per semester. A few of the top-ranked universities are the University of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Innsbruck University, Vienna University of Technology.

11. Germany

German universities have recently only started charging tuition fees for undergraduate study programs. Currently, only 4 out of 16 federal states – Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hamburg, and Lower Saxony – charge tuition fees, which less as compared to 500 Euro per semester.

All other federal states just request a small semester contribution of about 50 euros, in which no tuition fee is taken.

Tuition fees for Graduate Programs

Tuition costs are charged for Master’s programs. Here, the fees range from 650 Euros to 3,000 euros per semester.

12. Sweden

Until 2010, Sweden was one of the few European countries that had no tuition fees. It didn’t matter what your nationality was as Swedish taxpayers would foot the bill. But all good things are finished, and in 2010, the Swedish Parliament passed a law to charge tuition and application fees for non-EU/EEA students. Simultaneously, scholarship programs were offered.

Even though there are no tuition free universities in Sweden anymore, a large number of these institutions offer full scholarships (tuition waivers, etc. actually ) for international students.

Although there are no tuition-free universities in Sweden now, a large number of these institutions provide full scholarships (tuition waivers, etc.) for international students.

Top Tuition-Free Swedish Universities

  • Halmstad University
  • Lund University
  • Uppsala University
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Stockholm University
  • Jonkoping University
  • Uppsala University

Country’s oldest research university in Uppsala was found in 1477. It ranks amongst the best universities in Northern Europe. It’s also the most significant one in international rankings too.

During the rise of the Swedish Empire at the end of the 16th century, the University received considerable recognition.

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