Study Abroad Tips

5 Most Affordable Places To Study In Europe

Have you ever considered studying in Europe but had to give up your dream because of high-costs? Believe it or not it is possible to study in Europe on budget. We will guide you to these 5 wonderful places where it might be your next destination.

1. Norway

Although Scandinavia is known to have high-living costs, they are still friendly towards students. Most of Scandinavian countries require no tuition fee ONLY if you are from other European countries. However there is a good news for international students since Norway decided to remain free for everyone no matter where you are coming from. In addition to that, there are various availability of English-taught programs at all study levels, plus a high number of locals proficient in English. Study in Norway and enjoy the high quality of life & stunning natural beauty!

2. Germany

Are you an innovative person who is full of new ideas? If so, Germany will be the perfect destination for you! It offers reputable universities, relatively low costs, and a high quality of life. There are no tuition fees charged at undergraduate & PhD level at most of public universities. Master’s students who didn’t study their undergraduate degree in Germany will usually pay upwards of 10,000EUR per semester, however there are various scholarship opportunities will be able to find.

3. France

Besides croissant, baguette & the Eiffel tower, France is also a great place to study and Paris has been named the world’s number one student city four times in a row! Tuition fees in France are the same for domestic and international students. The costs are usually ~180EUR for Bachelor’s, ~250EUR for Master’s and ~390EUR for PhD students per year. Living expenses will be highest in the capital, but may find it worth the extra costs by experiencing the best student life ever.

4. Poland

If you really want to study on budget with high quality of education, Eastern Europe might be a good place! In Poland, you can study for free if you can speak Polish (Is your hobby learning Polish? Great!) and if you are willing to take English-taught programs, it will cost around 2,000EUR-3,000EUR per year. However the good news is living costs in Poland is relatively low in comparison to other European countries, so you won’t need more than 7,800EUR per year. The capital city, Warsaw, was ranked the second most affordable city for students in 2016!

5. Austria

Another country where students can study in Europe for free(or at a very low cost) is Austria. European students will enjoy the same benefits as Austrians when it comes to tuition fees, and can study up to two semesters for free at any degree level. After this time, students will pay a fee of just 363EUR per semester. International students should expect slightly higher fees around 726EUR per semester. Come to Austria & enjoy the city of Music!

• Student Advisor

With a wide-ranging professional and educational background, Anna is passionate about travel and learning. Originally from Poland, she considers her time studying abroad in Italy one of the most valuable experience she's ever had. Today Anna lives in Stockholm and loves helping other international students succeed in their academic journey.