Tuition Free Countries in Europe (Finland, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)

There are some European countries where tuition fee is free in universities for both local and international students. In each of these countries, their respective government has taken decisive measures in ensuring that higher education meets international standards.

These countries are well funded and equipped by the state in order to ensure excellent academic deliveries. On this page, you will see top countries in Europe where tuition fee is free for international students.

Tuition Free Countries in Europe


The countries that offers free tuition education include:


The cost of education in terms of tuition, materials and registration fees are free. However, the students will be responsible for their living expenses which include: housing, feeding, transportation and utility costs. Go to list of tuition free universities in Finland to see the full list of these schools and apply


The payment of tuition for most of the English taught programmes in Norwegian universities are free.
Prospective international students will only have to take care of their living expenses (housing, feeding, books, transportation and other utility fees).

Living expenses in Norway is slightly higher than that of other European countries.

Go to list of tuition free universities in Norway to see the full list of these schools and apply.


Majority of Germany’s universities and other academic institutions charge little or no tuition at all. However, living cost, registration fees, books are not free. Go to List of Tuition Free Universities in Germany to see the full list of these schools and apply.



The country have been offering tuition free university education for years until recently when the Government introduced tuition and admission fees for international students. However, there is compensation in terms of surplus in availability of scholarships and funding that are based on need and academic merit for all international students.


There are no tuition fees to public universities in  Iceland. The only fee to be paid is a non-refundable registration fee within the range of 100 EUR to 250 EUR. You will have to pay tuition and registration fees if you want to study in private universities in Iceland. But the fees are minimal.

This post will be updated very soon with more countries and universities.


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