Below is a well arranged and structured guide to current scholarships offered by various countries across the World.
Tuition Free Countries For International Students
Tuition Free Universities in Austria
According to studyinaustria.at If you are an non-EU/EEA student, federal/public universities in Austria only charge about 363.36-726.72 Euros per semester for tuition fees plus 19.20 Euros for student union membership fee “ÖH-Beitrag” and the student accident insurance fee.
Students from other developing countries and Central and Eastern European reform countries may be exempted or apply for a full or partial refund of the tuition fees according to the universities’ own rules. Further information is available at the website of the university directly.
Cost of Studying in Austria:
See the list of Higher Education Institutions in Austria
Tuition Free Universities in Germany:
As of October 2014, all Universities in Germany except Baden-Württemberg* will not charge any tuition fees for bachelor’s and consecutive master’s degree programs for all students including international students.
Unlike undergraduate studies, most Master’s studies in Germany come with tuition fees, but they’re not as high as in other countries.
On the other hand, doctoral studies at German universities are in principle free. PhD students are charged tuition only after completing their first six semesters but they are required to pay a semester contribution of approximately 150-200 euros per semester.
Cost of Studying in Germany:
See the list of German Universities and Colleges.
Tuition Free Universities and Scholarships in Finland
According to studyinfinland.fi: Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students has been introduced from autumn 2017 onwardsfor English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes.
Finnish universities and UAS’s offer scholarship options for gifted non-EU/EEA students admitted to their fee-charging Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. EDUFI Fellowships are available to cover living expenses for Doctoral studies for up to one academic year.
Cost of Studying in Finland: Estimated living expenses of a single student in Finland average around 700-900 Euros per month.
See the list of Scholarships in Finland
Tuition Scholarships in Swedish Universities
According to studyinsweden.se:
Application and tuition fees apply for those who are not citizens of an EU/EEA/Nordic country or Switzerland studying at the bachelor’s or master’s level.
PhD positions in Sweden are usually offered as paid positions by universities or external funding bodies.
Find the list of Universities in Sweden that offers scholarships/tuition waivers
Tuition Free Universities in Norway
According to Studyinnorway.no:
Norwegian state universities and university colleges as a rule do not charge tuition fees to all students including international students.
Note that some state universities and university colleges may have tuition fees for a few specialized programmes which are typically at the Masters level.
Cost of Studying in Norway:
See the list of Universities and Colleges in Norway
Online Tuition Free Universities (Tuition Free Countries For International Students)
There are now a number of Universities offering online degrees/courses for free. The first such University is University of the People which is a tuition-free, non-profit, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally.
This was followed by an initiative of MIT and Harvard called edX which is a learning platform that gives students from any country the opportunity to take free online courses offered by three premier Universities in the US – Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley and about 50+ Universities and institutions.
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