Europe has always been known for its unprecedented cultural heritage, vivid history, and competitive education system. Some of the most reputable universities are located in Europe. However, most of those teaching institutions charge expensive tuition fees and, on top of that, have living standards so high that a vast number of students get immediately discouraged from studying in Europe.
Even though studying for free mainly applies to students coming from EU and EEA countries, there are some other countries where no tuition fees are charged, regardless of your home country.
The first country on the list is Norway, which doesn’t incur any tuition fee, regardless of the student’s nationality. It offers high-quality education, which attracts students, but bears in mind that the cost of living may be really high here. According to Numbeo.com, the monthly cost for a single person without rent is 1,144 EUR.
Poland is a great choice, even though paying no tuition fee applies only to EU and EEA students or if you want to study in Polish. This country is a great choice for anyone living on a budget, as monthly costs for a single person, without rent, go just over 500 EUR.
Iceland is a small, scarcely populated country that offers free studying at public universities, with an annual registration fee of only 500 EUR. Even private universities don’t charge high tuition fees, compared to the other European countries. However, living costs in Iceland can be surprisingly high, with estimated monthly expenses of more than 1000 EUR for a single person.