Free Education in Europe - 12 European countries where tuition fees are Free or LOW

Updated: Feb 20

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It covers about 10,180,000 square kilometers, or 2% of the Earth’s surface, making it the sixth-largest continent. The currency of most countries in the European Union is Euros. The EU’s Schengen Area abolishes border and immigration controls between most of its member states. The Schengen Area includes 26 states – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The top companies in Europe are Volkswagen AG, Royal Dutch Shell Plc., Daimler AG, Total SA, Allianz SE, Siemens AG, AXA SA, BNP Paribas SA, Arcelor Mittal SA, Airbus SE, AUDI AG, BMW, Maserati, Ferrari, Société Générale SA and many more Forbes listing companies.

Europe offers plenty of low cost or free study abroad options in universities. The countries are providing free education in public universities.

We have received a request from many students to research for the countries offering free education worldwide. Our R&D team has explored various countries and searched 12 states where the cost of education is free or low.

International students can save lots of money and excellent job opportunities due to the Schengen visa, as they can travel to 26 states for internships/job openings offered by Fortune listing companies.


The tuition fee for students from EU/EEA per year – FREE.

The tuition fee for international students – FREE.

TU9 Universities:

1. RWTH Aachen

2. TU Berlin

3. TU Braunschweig

4. TU Darmstadt

5. TU Dresden

6. Leibniz University Hannover

7. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

8. TU Munich

9. University of Stuttgart


The tuition fee for EU/EEA students – FREE.

The tuition fee for International students – FREE.

The universities are:

1. The University of OSLO.

2. Norwegian University of Science and Technology

3. University of Bergen

4. The Arctic University of Norway.

5. Norwegian University of Life Sciences

6. University of NORD


The tuition fee for EU/EEA students – FREE

The tuition fee for international students – 1,500 Euros per year.

Top universities in Austria

1. University of Vienna

2. University of Klagenfurt

3. Vienna University of Technology

4. University of Innsbruck

5. Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

6. Karl – Franzens University of Graz

7. Johannes Kepler University Linz

8. University of Leoben

9. University of Salzburg

10. BOKU University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences.


Tuition fees for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students – 45,000-1,20,000 DKK (6,000 – 16,000 EUR) per year.

TOP Universities in Denmark:

1. University of Copenhagen

2. Aarhus University

3. Technical University of Denmark

4. Aalborg University

5. Copenhagen Business School

6. University of Southern Denmark

7. Roskilde University

V. FINLAND - As per the World Happiness Report 2020 - For the third year in a row, Finland has placed at the top of the list as the happiest country in the world, with Denmark at the second position and Switzerland at third, which pushed Norway out of the top three list this year.

Tuition fees for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students – 5,000 – 20,000 Euros per year

Living Expenses - 1000 Euros per month. International Students Statistics - 20,000+ students. Academic Year - September & May.

Residence Permit/Post Study Work Permit - One Year. The company can sponsor the visa as per the requirements. After 4 years of continuous stay in Finland, one can apply for Permanent Residency.

Top universities in Finland:

1. Aalto University

2. University of Eastern Finland

3. Tampere University

4. University of Oulu

5. University of Helsinki

6. University of Turku


The tuition fee for EU/EEA students – FREE

The tuition fee for International students – 2,800 – 3,800 Euros per year.

Top Universities are:

1. Universite PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres)

2. Ecole Polytechnique

3. Sorbonne University

4. CentraleSupelec

5. Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon

6. Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

7. Sciences Po Paris

8. Universite de Paris

9. Universite Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne

10. ENS Paris-Saclay


Tuition fees for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students – 1,500 Euros per year

Top universities in Greece are:

1. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

2. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

3. National Technical University of Athens

4. University of Crete

5. University of Ioannina

6. University of Patras

7. Athens Medical School

8. Agricultural University of Athens

9. University of Thessaly

10. Democritus University of Thrace

11. Athens University of Economics and Business


Tuition fees for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students – 1,500 Euros

Top universities in Hungary:

1. Semmelweis University

2. Eotvos Lorand University

3. University of Debrecen

4. University of Pecs

5. University of Szeged

6. Budapest University of Technology and Economics

7. Corvinus University of Budapest


Tuition fees for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students - Euros 2,000.

Top Universities in Poland:

1. University of Warsaw

2. Jagiellonian University

3. Warsaw University of Technology

4. AGH University of Science & Technology

5. Adam Mickiewicz University

6. University of Wroclaw

7. University of Silesia

8. Wroclaw University of Technology

9. Nicolaus Copernicus University

10. University of Gdansk

11. University of Lodz

12. Gdansk University of Technology

13. Poznan University of Technology

14. Lodz University of Technology

15. Cracow University of Technology


The tuition fee for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students - 5,000 Euros.

Top universities in Slovenia:

1. University of Ljubljana

2. University of Nova Gorica

3. University of Maribor

4. Univerza na Primorskem

5. Univerza v Novem mestu


Tuition fees for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students – 80,000 – 2,00,000 SEK (8,300 – 20,800 Euros)

Top Universities in Sweden:

1. Karolinska Institute

2. LUND University

3. Uppsala University

4. Stockholm University

5. University of Gothenburg

6. KTH Royal Institute of Technology

7. Chalmers University of Technology

8. Umea University

9. Orebro University

10. Linkoping University

11. Karlstad University.


Tuition fees for EU/EEA students – FREE

Tuition fees for International students – 1,000 – 1,500 Euros per year

Top Universities are:

1. Politecnico Di Milano

2. University of Bologna

3. Sapienza University of Rome

4. University of Padua

5. University of Milan

6. Politecnico di Torino

7. University of Pisa

8. University of Trento

9. University of Florence

10. University of Turin

11. University of Verona

Admission Requirements:

  1. Good Academics (GPA) - differs as per the university.

  2. Test Scores - Not required. Some universities accept IELTS. Preference is given to GRE scores also.

  3. Strong Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendation, and Resume.

  4. Extracurricular Activities.

These are just the indicative list to create awareness among students to understand that study-abroad options are available at low cost or free of charge in various countries. In Indian rupees, if we calculate the tuition fees for study abroad, it is 2 Lakhs – 20 lakhs approximately with a flourishing career, practical exposure, and multicultural diversity learnings. We have considered QS rankings, Times Higher Education rankings, usnews rankings, country wise rankings, etcetera. If you come across any other information regarding university, country, rankings, please let us know, we will add the list so that it can help others for an informed decision.

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