By Mia Angeline
Being a future international student, you probably should plan a daily budget and living costs meticulously.
You still can study in Europe on a budget. We compiled a list of affordable cities in Europe for international students like you.
Compared to Western Europe, Eastern European countries have a reputation as more affordable than their counterparts. However, you will be surprised how much Western European countries make it in our list.
Some of these countries have a very low, or even non-existent, tuition fees.
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Poland offers a fantastic historical and cultural experience to explore, other than providing a high quality of education.
For English programs, the tuition cost is around € 2,000 – 3,000 per year. While living costs are around € 6,600 per year. Study.eu crowned Poland as the most affordable European country for international students in 2018, with the average annual expenses of €7,000. This number combined the cost of living, rent, and average tuition fees.
Find the list of universities in Poland, here.
Lithuania may be a lesser-known European country,
Lithuania has four major student cities with Vilnius and Kaunas as the most popular ones. Average tuition fees for English-taught program in Lithuania is €1,500 – 3,000 per year. While overall living costs around € 1,500 – 2,500 per year.
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Hungary has a wide range of program options, but the most popular for international students is medical sciences program.
Average tuition fees are €1,000 – 3,000 per year. And overall living costs around € 4,200 – 6,000 per year.
Students can also experience a bustling cultural life in Hungary. The capital, Budapest, is a home to most leading universities in Hungary with plenty of English programs.
Find the list of universities in Hungary, here.
You may have heard of German universities world-class education and innovative research opportunities. There are approximately 300 universities in Germany, out of which 10 are ranked as the top leading universities worldwide. The most popular program in Germany is engineering.
However, students will be charged administration fee around €100 – 200 per year, plus overall living costs of €8,400 – 13,500 per year. This number includes accommodation, food, social activities and public transportation.
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Italy has an abundance of cultural and artistic attractions, which has drawn thousands of international students each year.
If you are enrolling in public universities in Italy, the average tuition fees around €850 – 1,000 per year. And the living costs in big cities is around €8,400 – 13,500 per year.
Find the list of universities in Italy, here.
Portuguese universities have a long-lasting culture of research.
Portugal also has a lot of attractive destination and Portuguese people are known for their warm personality traits.
The average of tuition fees in Portugal is around €1,000 – 1,500 per year. And overall living costs around €6,000 – 9,000 per year.
Find the list of universities in Portugal, here.
There is the exception of a few specialized programs, which you still need to pay the tuition fees.
Norway is known for their natural beauty and high quality of life.
Also, there are numerous English-taught programs available at all study levels. The average living costs is a bit higher than other countries in our lists, around €15,000 per year.
Find the list of universities in Norway, here.