6 countries that run free tuition tertiary education

6 countries that run free tuition tertiary education

Due to the cost of obtaining good degrees across the world, a list of six different countries that run free tertiary tuition has been created.

For example, following the high cost of education in the United States of America, many prospective students even Americans focus on schooling abroad to obtain their degrees.

Some of these countries abroad offer distinctively very low or free education through various forms of scholarship or programs.

These countries are:

1. Norway

Students willing to brave exceptionally harsh winters and one of the highest costs of living in the world might consider earning their degrees in Norway.

Tuition is free at public universities in Norway.

These institutions give the students the opportunity to earn degrees at top-ranked institutions such as the University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the University of Bergen.

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2. Finland

Until recently, citizens and international students paid no tuition at state-run universities. However, starting in 2017, international students wishing to earn degrees in English will pay approximately $1,650 or more per year, depending on the degree level and program of study.

Doctoral students, as well as those pursuing their studies in Finnish or Swedish, still pay no tuition. The government also plans to offer scholarships and financial aid to international students with exceptional academic backgrounds.

6 countries that run free tuition tertiary education

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3. Sweden

Only students pursuing research-based doctoral degrees get free tuition in Sweden; some programs of study even offer stipends to international students. Nevertheless, students should be aware that Sweden’s high cost of living may put them over budget, even when they pay nothing to earn their degrees.

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4. Germany

Germany needs skilled workers, and this reality creates a win-win situation for American students.

All students enrolled in any of the country’s public universities can attend for free. What’s more, German universities offer a wide range of programs entirely in English, and an American student can earn a university degree in Germany without speaking a word of German.

Top-ranked institutions, such as the University of Munich and University of Bonn, mean that United States students don’t have to trade prestige for cost.

5. Slovenia

Cultural experiences, proximity to tourist destinations in Italy and Croatia, and free university tuition make Slovenia an attractive choice for students wanting to earn their degrees abroad.

Like Germany, Slovenian universities offer numerous programs of study in English, so students only need to learn the language to communicate with the locals.

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6. France

In the past, students needed to speak French in order to attend university in France. This is no longer the case, however, as many programs of study at both public and private universities are offered in English.

Some of the students who attend public universities usually pay a few hundred dollars per year, depending on the degree level and program of study.

Over the years, France has modified its free tuition model, and some EU students pay tuition based on family income. Such changes may eventually impact how much international students pay to attend French universities.

However, beyond Europe, which remains a well-known, highly sought-after destination for students seeking refuge from high-priced United States colleges and universities, but public universities in countries such as Mexico and Brazil also have virtually free tuition.

Students pay registration fees, which amount to very little when considering the exchange rates. Some universities offer top-quality programs of study in English.

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Earning a degree south of the border also makes it possible for students to learn highly sought-after languages of commerce, such as Spanish and Portuguese.

Americans can also attend university in China and pay approximately $3,000 (N1.08 million) per year, which is very affordable when compared to U.S. tuition rates.

The best tuition deals in China, however, are reserved for students able to pursue their studies in Chinese.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that about 100 Nigerian students were shortlisted for Russian scholarship may lose the opportunity.

It was gathered that the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) claims it doesn’t have fund to sponsor their trip.

The scholarship’s cost which is between $14,000 and $20,000 is covered by Russian government while the Nigerian government only needs to pay for the students’ trip and stipend.

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Source: Naija.ng

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