Knowing and taking advantage of the preferential tuition policies of European countries will help you save money on studying abroad. Through the following article, GLN English Center will list the almost free study abroad destinations in Europe for international students, including: Germany, Finland, Sweden, Austria… and many beautiful countries. other beautiful.
Germany: An international student’s dream destination
Germany is one of the most popular destinations for international students to study in Europe. Not only famous for an education with advanced training quality and owning many QS ranked universities, Germany is also chosen by international students for its quality training programs taught by international students. Teaching in English at both bachelor’s and graduate levels (master’s/doctoral) is completely free at public universities.
There are no tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Germany for students, including international students from any country, unless you are studying a master’s program “in the opposite direction”. with a bachelor’s degree. One of the exceptions worth considering are universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Specifically, as of the fall of 2017, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as national accreditation and degree programs no longer apply the tuition fee waiver policy for international students from countries outside the European Union. Accordingly, students will have to pay 3,000 EUR/year (1,500 EUR/term) when studying at educational institutions here.
For PhD programmes, tuition fees are fully waived at all German universities for at least 6 semesters. It’s also important to note that, no matter what level you decide to attend, you may need to pay an administration fee that includes a student services management fee and an application fee for your degree. fees from 100-350 EUR/term. In addition, if you do not complete your study program on time in Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt or Thuringia, you may still be required to pay tuition fees for your course.
Some public universities in Germany that offer tuition waivers for both domestic and international students include the University of Stuttgart, the University of Cologne, the University of Mannheim, the University of Bremen, the University of Hamburg. For private universities, tuition fees can be up to 26,000 EUR/year for a bachelor’s program and 40,000 EUR/year for a master’s program. Engineering and Business majors will usually have the highest tuition fees.
Although the tuition fee waiver program for international students is considered one of the attractive points for students to study in Germany, the cost of living in Germany is considered quite “expensive” in some areas. for example in the city of Munich. The cost of living in Germany ranges from 900-1,500 EUR/month.
The Czech Republic – a member of the European Union and is considered to have a safe, healthy, fair and civilized society with a market economy and a very stable political regime. International students studying at schools in the Czech Republic are exempted from 100% tuition fees for undergraduate and graduate programs in Czech. As a student, you will not have to pay any tuition fees and enjoy all the same benefits as a native student. Degrees of schools in the Czech Republic according to the European system are recognized in the United States and around the world.
Although there is no tuition fee, students still have to pay an initial cost of USD 5,500 including: Translation of diplomas, Visa fees, one-way air tickets, costs for two countries’ administrative procedures, consulting costs… and Czech language tuition for 9 months.
The Czech Republic is not only attractive to students because of its free education policy, but the cost of living here is also much lower than other countries in the region. The general living expenses for students are about 350 – 750 USD/month or 2,400 – 3,000 USD for the whole year in the Czech Republic including accommodation, public transport and culture. This amount may vary by area of study, living or spending habits of each person.
Student accommodation in the Czech Republic is very diverse. If you stay in dormitory it will cost about 150 USD per month, private room in apartment from 250 USD per month, private apartment from 450 USD per month.
Food and drink in this country is quite cheap for example: food and lunch at a restaurant around 50 CZK / 2.5 USD, Pizza from 110 CZK / 5.5 USD, Meal in restaurant from 130 CZK / 6.5 USD .
The cost for other activities is also quite reasonable as the price at a sports center will be from 100 CZK / 5 USD.
On the other hand, while studying, students can work part-time in many forms or at trading companies of Vietnamese and Czech people. Jobs such as tutoring Vietnamese children in the Czech Republic are also very popular among Vietnamese students.
Sweden: A country that completely exempts tuition fees for PhD programs
International students from any country participating in PhD programs in Sweden are completely exempt from tuition fees.
If you are a student from a non-EU or EEA country and wish to participate in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs, you will have to pay tuition fees ranging from 7,500-25,000 EUR/ year and can be up to 31,000 EUR/year for some specific programs. However, the scholarship programs in Sweden are also extremely diverse: the Visby scholarship program (for students studying a course in sustainability, innovation or community responsibility), or studying in Sweden. merit-based scholarships offered by universities, independent foundations, organizations…