It is the dream of nearly every Indian student to study abroad. From scope, infrastructure to lifestyle, the education prospect in foreign countries are much more developed, and there are thousands of courses that one can take up there. But the high study abroad fees mixed with the cost of living become too hard to bear for students from middle-class families. Is there any way to study abroad for free? The good news is there is. Certain countries offer free education to international students, which means you can continue your higher education free of cost, and all you need to pay for is the living. Let’s check the list, shall we?
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1. Germany: Undoubtedly, Germany tops the list of countries where one can pursue higher education at no cost. Almost all public universities do not charge any tuition fees. The students sometimes need to pay the administration fee, which is very minimal and quite less than what is charged in our own country. English is commonly spoken in Germany, and the courses offered here are also in English, making it easier for international students to pursue higher education in the country.
2. Norway: Norway is another country where you don’t have to spend a penny to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral degrees. This is because the government finances the education in the country with taxpayers’ money. However, most top universities in Norway offer education in the Norwegian language, so you need to learn the language and pass a proficiency test. Most of the universities have well-equipped computer facilities with high-speed internet services.
3. Sweden: Swedish universities offer education with no tuition fees. This applies to students from both Swedish and non-Swedish nationalities. If you pursue PhD from any Swedish university, you also get paid for carrying your research work. Apart from this, many universities in Sweden offers scholarship to international students.
4. Austria: The cost of education in Austrian universities is very less. International students only need to pay a nominal fee during their enrolment. Austria offers degree programs in many advanced subjects. The favourable environment and the affordable cost of living makes Austria an ideal place for students of all countries to come for higher education.
5. Finland: Higher education is free in Finland, especially at the Post Graduate and Doctoral levels. Finland is popular for offering courses in designing, architecture, communication etc. This country also has some great polytechnic colleges offering more practical based education.
6. Belgium: Belgium offers quality education with advanced infrastructure that allows students to gain both practical and theoretical education. The tuition fee is also very affordable, and one can also get a good placement after completing their courses.
7. Greece: Greece has minimal cost of living. One can go for Post Graduate and Doctoral degrees in the top colleges in Greece. Most of the courses offered here are in the English language. This country has a rich history with philosophers like Plato and Aristotle born here and contributed greatly to the ancient education system. The modern-day higher education in Greece is also at par with that of ancient times.