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29 September 2017

7 Countries Which Give the Free Tuition Fees for International Students


Can save the cost of study of course became the desire of every student. But it does not apply in all countries. However, there are some countries which provide the free tuition fees for international students, both local and foreign students.

This is the 7 countries which give the free tuition for their students, as reported by liputan6.com:

1. Finland

This Northern Europe country give the free tuition fees and offers a number of programs at universities in the english language subject. However, the Government of the country is reminded to foreigners who are interested in enrolled in Finland, that they should be independent in bear all costs of everyday life. In other word, Finland will only finance your education.

Previously, the Government wants universities in Finland removes the policy for foreign students in 2016. However, it was postponed because of the many protests from the public because it feared would open the door on the original Finland student to pay tuition fees.

So, before the Government of Finland change their mind, you can try to enroll in college there. You only have to think of a place wherein and everyday life without having to sweat the tuition fee. Although free, Finland still has the best universities such as the University of Helsinki, Abo Academy University, University of Turku, and the University of Tampere.

2. Norway

Universities in Norway will not charge tuition fees for international students. However, there are usually fees associated with student organizations at a cost of around 40-80 Euro per semester. The Norwegian college education system is similar to the United States, which is a small class size and an easy-to-meet professor. Many of their universities offer teaching programs in English.

However, do not expect you can to save money in Norway, because they have the highest cost of living in the world for expatriates (someone who lives temporarily or settles outside their country of birth). Typically, a student costs around $22.000 per month to cover accommodation, food, transportation and entertainment costs.

Before you decide to study here, you should choose a suitable area. According to the Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education, winters in different parts of the country are very different, so you should be prepared for the weather there.

The country still maintains free fees because they still want to maintain the diversity and quality of the international student population. Some of the best universities in Norway, the University of Oslo, the University of Bergen, the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and the University of Tromso.

3. Slovenia

Approximately 150 English courses are available in this country and foreign students only need to pay the registration fee. Slovenia is the one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Slovenia actually has a highly rated education and is considered one of the best in the European Union, one of the world's largest universities in Slovenia is the University of Ljubljana.

Slovenia also offers cheap living expenses for students. For example, rent a room in private housing starts from 220 dollars per month and university dormitory under 150 dollars. In addition, the cost of eating in restaurants in Slovenia is also no more than 15 dollars.

4. Sweden

Sweden is home to some of the world's leading universities, such as Lund University and Stockholm University. They offer some of the most cost efficient degrees in the world. More than 900 programs are enrolled in 35 universities, teach in english.

However, Sweden now does not apply free education anymore to international students. However, many universities in Sweden give free PhD lectures and most courses are teach in English.

If taking a PhD position in Sweden, students get funding or salary from the university or institution. The cost to enroll in Sweden is around 110 dollars in February 2016. Students also need to provide at least 1,000 dollars for living cost.

5. Germany

Germany is a popular country in the world for international students, because the university really does not charge students with any nationality. Believing that education is a right, Germany leads in giving titles to all people around the world. There are over 1,000 courses taught in English by German universities.

Some of the student destinations are Humboldt University in Berlin and Technical University in Munich. Data from the German Academic Exchange Servicemen show that the monthly living expenses for students in Germany are around 960 dollars and includes the cost of room rent, transportation, food, and entertainment.

It should be noted, although this country offers free tuition fees at German state universities, there will be a fee to support student activities ranging from 55 dollars to 280 dollars per semester.

6. Denmark

Denmark is one of the most popular locations in Europe because it provides low-cost education, with good teaching quality. Education in Denmark is free for all Bachelor and Master students from European Union or European Economic Area and participating students in exchange programs in Denmark.

There are some universities in Denmark that do not charge tuition fees for students from European Union or European Economic Area such as Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark and Roskilde University.

However, for students who are not from the European Union or European Economic Area, Denmark still offers a relatively low cost to study there.

The average cost of living in Denmark for students alone is actually higher than elsewhere and well above the European average. The rough estimate of the overall monthly living cost in Denmark reaches 750 to 900 euros, even in Copenhagen, the cost of a student's life can reach 1,200 euros per month.

7. Iceland

This country can be one of your choice if you want to save tuition. All universities in this country free tuition for international students.

At least, there are 5 percent of international students from national students in this country. The University of Iceland is one of the largest in Iceland and does not charge any education fees. However, there is an annual registration fee of 600 dollars.
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Here, prospective students must have an equivalent level of education to the Icelandic matriculation test (Icelandic degree program). In general, the university teaches in Iceland, but there are some graduate programs given in English by the University of Iceland, Reykjavik.dan University of Akureyri. In this country, at least a student costs about 980 dollars per month to cover accommodation and living expenses.
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