Countries Offering Free Education to International Students

Anupama PawarSep 5 . 4 min read

Who wouldn't like to study abroad? Staying and studying in a foreign country is every student's dream. Now, you might think that it would result in lots of expenses including university fees. Well, we have enlisted some top countries that offer free education or low fees to International students.

Here are Countries that offer free education to International Students:

1. Germany

Germany is one of those countries that offer free education to International students. The German universities don't charge any tuition fees from international students. They charge around Rs.11,000-19,000 administration fees a year which is a decent amount as many of the universities charge more than this amount. So, staying in a foreign country with a good quality education with low fees is a great deal! Some top universities are:

  • University of Munich
  • University of Berlin
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • University of Stuttgart

2. Austria

The Austrian universities charge a tuition fee of around Rs.54,999 per semester for non-European students, which is not bad according to the lifestyle and quality of education. Austria offers low-budget expenses for accommodation, food, etc. Some top universities are:

  • University of Vienna
  • TU Wien
  • University of Innsbruck
  • University of Graz
  • Salzburg University

3. Spain

Spain offers absolutely free education to European citizens. But they charge a low amount of fees from the students abroad. But you can totally rely on it because the lifestyle, food, and accommodation expenses are inexpensive. Some top universities to choose from are:

  • Pompeu Fabra University
  • University of Barcelona
  • University of Madrid
  • University of Navarra
  • University of Valencia

4. Sweden

If you want to pursue a Ph.D. course abroad, then don't look forward to just come to Sweden. The course of Ph.D. is free of cost and that's not all, they will give you a monthly salary too. The universities in Sweden charge tuition and application fees from students out of Europe pursuing graduation and post-graduation. Some of the options for top universities to choose from are:

  • Karolinska Institute
  • Lund University
  • Uppsala University
  • Stockholm University
  • University of Gothenburg

5. Finland

Earlier, Finland was amongst the countries that offer free education. But now, they have started charging fees on non-European students. The studies are in the English language so that the foreign students don't have any problem understanding the language, that's the reason they charge tuition fees from non-European students. Some top universities are as follows:

  • University of Helsinki
  • Aalto University
  • University of Turku
  • Tampere University
  • University of Oulu

6. Norway

Norway is amongst the free education countries for Indian students. They charge no fees at all for education. But the only requirement is that the student should be proficient in the language Norwegian. They ask the proof of proficiency in the Norwegian language. So what are you waiting for? Start learning the Norwegian language! Some universities to choose from are:

  • University of Oslo
  • University of Bergen
  • Norwegian University

7. Belgium

Belgium has one of the most advanced architectures and infrastructure that will drive you crazy. Not only the outer appearance but the quality of education is amazing. They charge an affordable amount of fees and provides education and good placement options. Some universities are as follows:

  • KU Leuven
  • University of Ghent
  • University of Antwerp
  • Vrije University of Brussel
  • Hasselt University

8. France

France is another popular country not only in the terms of a tourist attraction but also the education system is to die for. The universities in France are amongst the countries that offer free education. The 39 universities from France rank among the best universities in the world, which makes it a great option for Indian students to pursue their graduations here with better placements. Some top universities are:

  • PSL Research University
  • Sorbonne University
  • University of Paris
  • Ecole University
  • Saclay University

9. the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a country with a perfect blend of modernity and culture. The education is free for all the students to be it, European students or International students. But the free education will be in the Czech language, so you have to be comfortable with this language. If you want to study in the English language, a tuition fee of Rs.70,000 is applied which is not much according to the quality of education and lifestyle. Some top universities are as follows:

  • Charles University
  • Masaryk University
  • University of South Bohemia
  • Palack University Olomo
  • Mendel University in Brno

10. Greece

Greece serves as one of the best free education countries for Indian students. The education is in the English language which is convenient for foreign students. The education is free for all the students and low-cost accommodation expenses. They also offer scholarships for students. Some top universities in Greece are:

  • University of Crete
  • University of Athens
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • University of Ioannina
  • University of Patras
  • University of Thessaly

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