Top 7 European Countries that Offer Free College Education

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If you want to study in Europe, your parent’s income may not be the decider in the quality of education you receive. There are tuition free universities in European countries such as Norway, Sweden, and Germany.

Sweden

Up until 2010, Sweden had been one of the few European nations countries that had no tuition fees. It did not matter what your nationality was as Swedish taxpayers would foot the bill. But all good things come to an end, and in 2010, the Swedish parliament passed a law to charge tuition and application fees for non-EU/EEA students. At the same time, 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.

Top Tuition Free Swedish Universities

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

This research university in Uppsala, the country’s oldest having been founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe, and it is quite prominent in international rankings too.

The university became considerably recognized during the rise of the Swedish Empire at the end of the 16th century.

Germany

German universities have only recently started charging tuition fees for undergraduate study programs. Right now, just 4 out of 16 Federal States – Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Hamburg, and Lower Saxony- charge tuition fees that are as little as 500 Euros per semester. All other federal states just request a small semester contribution of around 50 Euros with no tuition fees charged.

Tuition fees for Graduate Programs
Tuition fees are charged for Master’s programs. Here the fees range from 650 Euros to 3,000 Euros per Semester. The estimated cost of studying and living in Germany is much less.

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