Countries with free college

Nowadays, many Indian students want to study abroad for a better quality of education, the standard of living, and for high exposure but they got problems in financial affordability. Did you know that there are several countries in worldwide that offer free education to both domestic as well as international students? You just need to know where to look.

Below you’ll find a list of countries that offers education in low-cost or free tuition, with details on eligibility and what recent fees of the university you can expect. However, in many cases, courses available in the college are totally free but they are taught in the native language of the country only. All those countries that provide free college to their citizens are mentioned below

S.No. Countries Tuition fees
1 Argentina Provides free tuition to citizens.
2 Austria Provides free tuition to citizens.
3 Denmark Provides free tuition to citizens.
4 Egypt Provides free tuition to citizens.
5 France Provides free tuition to citizens of all countries in the European Union.
6 Malaysia Provides free tuition to citizens.
7 Poland Provides free tuition to citizens.
8 Slovenia Provides free tuition to citizens of all countries in the European Union.
9 Spain Provides free tuition to citizens.
10 Turkey Provides free tuition to citizens.
11 Uruguay Provides free tuition to citizens.

 

Here’s the list of countries that offers free college to international students as well as their own citizens mentioned below

S.No. Countries Tuition fees
1 Germany provides free tuition to international students as well as their own citizens
2 Czech Republic provides free tuition to international students as well as their own citizens
3 Norway provides free tuition to international students as well as their own citizens
4 Finland provides free tuition to international students as well as their own citizens
5 Sweden provides free tuition to their citizens of all countries in the European Union. All Sweden doctorate programs are tuition-free for international students.
6 Greece provides free tuition to international students as well as their own citizens but all classes are taught in the Greek language.
7 Brazil provides free tuition to international students as well as their own citizens. However, all classes are taught in the native language of Portuguese.
8 Iceland provides free tuition to international students as well as their own citizens
9 Panama provides free tuition to international students as well as their own citizens

Countries offering education to International students

1.  Germany

It maintains high quality in education and is one of the most technologically advanced countries. Some of the German universities ask students to pay an amount of €150-400 to cover the administration costs, depending on the program and the university. Furthermore, if students come from a country where a student visa is needed, they must prove that they have a budget of €10,236 per year or €850 per month for living expenses.

After the completion of the course in Germany, if you want to job there then Germany will provide you 18 months to find a job after course completion. You can elevate your career in Germany by studying in different universities like

  • Freie University of Berlin
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Heidelberg University
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

2. Czech Republic

It is referred to as the “Heart of Europe”. The higher studies in the Czech Republic are totally free for international students. However, in order to benefit from that, you just need to know the native language and even if you want to study the English language then you need to pay a tuition fee of €4,000-12,000 per year. According to 2020 data from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, the number of international students in the Czech Republic increased from 46,351 students in 2019 to 50,121 in 2020.

3. Norway

Norway is the most expensive place to live but free education has put Norway on the list of the most famous countries among international students. Public universities and colleges in the country are funded by the government. Due to this reason, international students can easily gain free education. At Norwegian universities, graduate, post-graduate as well as doctorate level programs are free. Here’s the list of few tuition free universities in Norway

  • University of TromsØ (UiT)
  • University of Stavanger (UiS)
  • University of Oslo (UiO)
  • University of Agder (UiA) etc and many more.

4.  Finland

The Finnish education system is high compared to that of the USA. The country’s education system is like that they focus more on collaborations and provide minimum assignments. For this reason, it has been considered as the best place for higher studies for international students. The students who are coming out from European countries can study any program free of cost in Finland whereas non-European students must need to pay tuition fees for English.

5.  Sweden

Most of the universities in Sweden are public and EU/EEA. The students of Switzerland don’t charge any tuition fees for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs with the exception of non-European students (need to pay tuition fee if they want to study in Sweden). However, on the other hand, all of Sweden’s Ph.D. programs are tuition-free for international students. Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, and Uppsala University are the most famous universities in Sweden. Here’s the list of a few tuition-free universities in Sweden

  • Kristianstad University
  • Linnaeus University
  • Mid Sweden University
  • Lund University
  • Stockholm University etc and many more

6.  Greece

Greece is a country located in Southeast Europe. This country offers low costs for higher studies to international students along with the low costs of accommodation as well. The students of EU/EEA in Greece can study free of cost at any public higher education institution with the exception of master’s degree programs. Here’s the list of a few tuition-free universities in Greece

  • University of Crete
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • University of Patras
  • University of Piraeus
  • Hellenic Open University etc and many more.

7.  Brazil

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both Latin America and South America. In Brazil, international as well as domestic students can study free of cost at most of the public universities but you have to pay registration fees only. But the amount you have to pay at private higher education institutions will depend on the degree program and university that a student chooses. Here’s the list of a few tuition-free universities in Brazil

  • Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP)
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
  • Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) and many more.

8.  Iceland

There are seven universities in Iceland. Most of the higher education studies are run through state or private parties with state support. Recently, there are approximately 18,000 students enrolled in higher education out of which 5% are international students. There are no tuition fees at public universities but they do have annual registration or administration fee which all the students must pay.

  • University of Iceland
  • University of Akureyri
  • Agricultural University of Iceland
  • Holar University of College etc any more.

To summarize the above work, we can conclude that there are several countries in worldwide that offer free education to both international as well as domestic students.

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