Pack your bags: Cheapest country for higher studies

Where to go for almost free education

When you decide to study abroad, chances of learning, experiencing and exploring gets doubled. Studying abroad is a kind of travel that expose and inspires you to see things in new ways.An act of pursuing educational opportunities in a country other than yours by a student is known as studying abroad.By studying in a foreign country you get an opportunity to learn a culture, meet new people, see new places and come across with new food and drinks. But studying abroad can be an expensive affair with backbone breaking tuition fees and other living expenses and due to these financial problem one feels deprived from experiencing a whole new learning opportunity in foreign land. Tuition fees, transportation, rents and food are some of the key aspects that you need to think about while thinking of studying abroad. Below is a list of budget friendly countries for abroad study:

  • Germany

The land of ideas, Germany gives internationals students the excellent opportunity for higher education at very minimal or no cost at al. Top universities like Ludwig Maximilian University, the Technical University of Munich and German public universities do not charge any tuition fees from their domestic as well as international students, though you need to pay administration fees of around €150-250 which is almost equivalent to the annual fee in a DU college. German university degrees are highly respected by worldwide employers with around 17, 500-degree programs. In comparison to other European countries, Germany is the most reasonable country in terms of cost of living with many concessions especially available for students at theaters, museums, opera, etc. It is one of the safest country in the world where you can move freely day and night without any special precautions. In addition to your resume, you can also learn the German language, which is one the most spoken language in the world.

  • Italy

There is hardly any better place to study arts, fashion, and history at very affordable and low tuition fees. Home to the oldest university in the world has very economical accommodations available for their international students. It is also the founder of the Bologna process which is the common standard for higher education qualifications. The polytechnic University of Milan, University of Rome La Sapienza and the University of Bologna are one of the top art, fashion and history universities here. A student who is interested in studying arts, old monuments and its ruins will a get a better chance of exploring as Italy is rich in religious and artistic history. International students of Italy will never go hungry or unsatisfied as it has a very amazing variety of food and wine at a reasonable price. Italians are very fashionable people as it has given rise to many famous fashion designers as well like Gucci, Armani, Prada, etc. Locals are very outgoing by nature making it a hostile country for international students.

  • Spain

Spain is one of that country that you will be sad to leave even after your course completion. It is the best country for international students who wants to enhance their English skills that have vibrant culture, friendly locals, and enviable climate than others. With more than 70 universities, Italy is a great holiday destination as well where you can enjoy sun, beaches, and mountains during your stay for a course. Travel within the country is very cheap and fast, with very cheap ferries and flights to Morocco especially. Spanish are famous for their huge and craziest carnivals and festivals like La Tomatina, Running of the Bulls, Cadiz carnival etc. Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville are the four biggest and popular bucket list cities of Spain that no one can miss during their stay. You can also learn to speak Spanish that is one of the largest growing language in the world with an estimation of 559 million people speaking Spanish around the globe.

  • Finland

Finland is well known for its innovative approach towards education and also have free tuition for EU/EEA countries. For teaching in Finland, all teachers must have Master degree resulting into better teaching quality. Finland government is the least corrupt and is the 6th most peaceful country in the world that is very generous to its international students. Almost 70% of Finland people speak English which means less hassle for internationals students in communication. After getting Finnish resident permit, you can easily visit all EU countries without a visa. Helsinki is the most affordable city with one of the top university (University of Helsinki) in it. Finland has one of the best education systems in the world with relaxed but active university life. Finnish education ministry believes in preparing children to learn how to learn not how to take a test. It one of the top 5 cleanest country that provides a first-class education to its students.

  • Sweden

Sweden is the leader of innovation and is the country that excels in trendsetting. It is the country that came up with the brilliant ideas and invented seatbelt, the pacemaker, music service Spotify, etc. Only Non-EU students have to pay registration (of approximately 95 EUR) and tuition fees (9700-15000 EUR) for higher education in Sweden. If you add the Dr. in your name then Sweden is the best place for you as they do not charge any fees for Ph.D. program and also give monthly salary to the student. The best part of their education system is that they design all the courses in a way that you can easily co-relate to the working life in Sweden. You also get an option of dropping out in the middle of the session in case you get a job and also can re-appear for examination and assignment. Lund University, Uppsala University, Karolinska Institute are one of the top universities for international students that provide partial and full scholarships as well.

  • Austria

Austria is one of the European countries that offer best study experience for its international students. It is rich in culture and diversity that provide unforgettable social friendly experience to the foreign students. It is located in the central Europe and is very close to various wonderful capitals like Prague, Budapest, and Bratislava. It is one the safest country to live and study whereas a non-EU student you need to pay around US$790 per semester. It is the perfect destination for music lovers and home of legendary composers like Beethoven, Schubert, and Mozart. It shares the border with eight different countries and falls under the Bologna process. Each university in Austria has mandatory career training units and work-based internships. The academic year in Austria is divided into two semesters (winter and summer) and has low tuition fees of around €363.36 (2010) per semester for non-EU students. This country comes under the clean and safest place where you can take public transport at any point of time and also some people do not lock their home. Meadows and mountain ranges of Austria will make you feel like you are in the set of Sound of Music movie set.

  • France

France has one of the most demanded travel destination in it called the City of Light aka Paris that has top rated education in a vibrant and cultural setting. Although in France living cost is quite high but Paris is still fairly affordable that can cost around US$10,430 yearly in comparison to other cities. Public universities charge very minimal amount of tuition fees US$250 approximately per year. It has breathtaking beauty where you can admire its art, museum, and wine and also will get a chance to see a wrought iron lattice tower called Eiffel Tower. Students with French degrees have greater scope in getting job opportunities. All international students are required to visit designated welcome centers to learn everything like obtaining a residence permit, bank account and other things to remain in the country. This is an English speaking country where you can take your course in English. French Government provides various scholarship to international students like The Eiffel Scholarships, Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, etc. 

  • Belgium

Belgium is the best value for money option for international students where you can explore beautiful historic sites, delicious food, and diverse people. By studying in Belgium you can get a chance to learn three official languages French, German and Dutch and will get a chance to experience three different culture. Make sure to try Belgium chocolate as they are the world famous exporter during your visit and most of the European Union countries are easily accessible via train and plane. It has earned reputation in giving excellent international MBA programs. Belgium universities generally charge different tuition fees depending on the type of program chosen but do not exceed more than 4,175 EUR. KatholiekeUniversiteit Leuven, University of Ghent and UniversitéCatholique De Louvain are one of the top universities for international students.

  • Greece

The land of Gods offers free abroad studies for EU/EEA students in public universities and colleges whereas other international students have to pay an average of 1500 EUR per year including course textbooks. It is the perfect place to study and explore the transition happened in modern history as it holds the title of being the birthplace of Western thought and civilization. Greece has the lowest crime rate in Europe and is even safe to walk around at night. Greek is a difficult but beautiful language to learn and you will be surprised to know that about one-third of the English words is taken from the Greek language. The National Technical University of Athens is one of the highest ranked institutions in Greece. It has given rise to democracy, Olympics, poets, scientists and countless philosophers and hence is popular destination for pursuing higher education in the field of fine arts. International students have to pay around €1500 tuition fees annually at public institutions.

  • Denmark

Denmark is a practical study destination for international students who wants to grow as a person with affordable tuition fees and cost of living. It is one of the famous innovative country that give strong emphasis on research and high quality education making it exceptional place to study abroad. It is also ranked as one of the peaceful and happiest country in the world and you will definitely fall for their approach towards life. According to a survey most of the international students enjoyed their stay in Denmark and therefore recommend it for studying abroad and work as well. A lot of institutions have buddy system in practice to help an international student to help them in settle down in their first weeks in the country.It has around 500 degree programs and 1300 courses taught in English.

  • India

India is the seventh largest country by area with most populous democracy in the world. It is a developing country with growing economy so by studying India you can witness and experience the growth of the nation. English is the international and business language of the country therefore many public and private institutions use English as the medium of education making it easy for international students especially. It is an inexpensive place to live and study for international students as well you will have the chance to enjoy affordable travel throughout the country. India is colorful place to be in where you can learn crazy bargaining skills. You will meet tons of passionate young people to discuss politics and culture. It is the best place to buy colorful fashionable clothes at very cheap price. It has the second largest education system on the planet with approximately 343 universities and 17, 000 college. Undergraduate international students only have to pay approximately INR 75,350 - INR 332,400 yearly for tuition fees and accommodation.