Top 5 Countries Offering Free Education to International Students

People travel from one country to another for one of these reasons, either to spend their holidays or if they looking for better job opportunities or/and most importantly people migrate for educational purposes. Who does not want to visit a new place, live in a new culture, and acquire education at a renowned institution? Well, as much as one wishes for it, the expensive tuition fee is a hurdle in the way.

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In this article, we will tell our readers about countries that offer completely or almost free education to international students.


Germany offers the best higher education at a free or minimal cost to foreign students. No tuition fee is charged at public universities in Germany. The normal admission fee is just €150-250 that is around PKR 20,000 to PKR 30,000. Something that is even better is that you don’t need to know German to study at a German University. Some of the best universities in Germany the University of Munich and University of Bonn.


In Norway graduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. level programs are completely free of cost. Regardless of your nationality, Norway offers complete free education from bachelors level. There is one requirement though, you need to be expert in the Norwegian language. As most courses are taught in the native language thus you need to know it to get admission free of cost in Norway. Students can study in some of the best universities in the world found in Norway like the University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the University of Bergen.


Universities in Sweden do charge tuition and application fee from students who are not from EU, EEA, and Nordic countries. However, Ph.D. is offered free of cost in Sweden. In fact, they pay you a monthly salary if you study in a Sweden university for a Ph.D. program. Karolinska Institute, Uppsala University, and Lund University are some of the best universities in Sweden.


It is another country that offers free university tuition fee for students wishing to earn their degree abroad. Also, Slovenian universities offer many programs in English, thus foreigners don’t need to learn Slovenian to get a degree in the country. The University of Ljubljana and the University of Maribor are a couple of top universities in the country.


A couple of years back, citizens and international students had to pay no tuition fee in government universities. But then starting in 2017 international students had to pay around $1,650 per year to acquire education in a university in Finland, which is quite affordable. The doctoral students and those pursuing studies in Finnish or Swedish still pay no tuition fee. The University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland, and the University of Oulu are some of the top universities of Finland.

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