Written by ESC Author on 17 Jun 2021 Posted in Blog
One of the first things you would do when looking to study abroad is calculate the cost that will be incurred. Needless to say a big chunk of the expense would be the tuition fees that would be paid and this amount will vary depending on whether you are an EU citizen or not.
The difference between EEA and non-EEA nations is that universities in EU nations adhere to the same educational standards and guarantee similar rights to students. As a result, colleges maintain the same tuition prices for their own national students as well as any citizen of a European Union or European Economic Area countries.
You should not be put off by the cost of tuition when looking for a study programme in Europe. A variety of free programmes are available at some European colleges. For a considerable number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, public institutions in Germany and the Nordic nations, including Norway (non-EU country), do not charge tuition fees to international students worldwide (including EU and non-EU students).
Even if you do not qualify for free tuition, institutions in several European nations have modest tuition fees and living costs are reasonable. In a few countries, students often pay between 500 and 800 EUR per month on living expenses, with public university tuition prices ranging between 1,000 and 5,000 EUR per year.
You could also apply for a study programme that involves tuition fees and search for funding possibilities. You should go over the funding/scholarship information on the university's website with care. For more information, you should contact the programme director or the international student office directly. Some institutions include a scholarship section in their application forms, which streamlines the process.
Typically, universities award scholarships based on academic achievement, while in other situations, unique scholarships are awarded to students with a specific degree level. Other university scholarships cover the cost of tuition, a portion of living expenses, and medical insurance.
In addition to academic finance, you might choose to apply for a scholarship from your destination country's government. A government scholarship may provide some extra money to spend throughout your studies in addition to covering your tuition charge.