You are reading this article because you’re probably searching for universities abroad with low tuition fees for international students. If that’s the case, your search has come to an end as I will be providing comprehensive lists of low tuition universities in some parts of Europe. All you need do is contact these schools and start your application immediately. As always, I will be talking about the cost of living in these countries to make life easy for you. So today, I will be focusing on three European countries with low tuition fees in the range of 1500 Euro to 6000 Euro per year. The countries are Austria, Lithuania and Belgium.
Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, its characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg palaces. It has counted Mozart, Strauss and Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Traunsee Lake and eastern hillside vineyards.
Cost of living
Cost of living in Austria is not so high compared to other European countries. As a student, you will need to budget between 600 Euros to 900 Euros to cover the cost of feeding, accommodation, transportation, books etc for one month. Here’s the breakdown:
- Accommodation approx. 400 euros
- Food (excluding luxuries and tobacco) approx. 250 euros
- Studies and personal requirements (books, culture, recreation): approx. 300 euros
Tuition fees in Austria are one of the lowest in Europe. For Austrian students and students who have the same status as Austrians (i.e. nationals of all EU and EEA member countries) and who have not exceeded the minimum duration of their study programme plus two semesters, no fee is payable. After the two semesters of tolerance, you have to pay 363.36 euros each semester. For all other students from third countries (who are in possession of a residence permit for students) 726.72 euros per semester is required.
Lithuania is a country and the southernmost of Europe’s Baltic states, a former Soviet bloc nation bordering Poland, Latvia and Belarus. Its capital, Vilnius, near Belarus’ border, is known for its medieval Old Town. It also has Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture, and 18th-century cathedral built on a pagan temple site. Hilltop Gediminas’ Tower, a symbol of the city and the nation, offers sweeping views.
Cost of living
The cost of living in Lithuania is one of the lowest in Europe. Students will have to budget between 350 Euros to 400 Euros to cover the cost of Feeding, accommodation, transportation, books etc per month.
A tuition fee in Lithuania is affordable. It ranges from 2000 Euro to 6000 Euro per year. In general, tuition fees for first cycle degrees (bachelor’s degrees) range from 950 to 5250 EUR per year. Tuition fees for second cycle degrees (master’s degrees) range from 2100 to 6200 EUR per year. Please contact your school for program specific tuition fees.
Belgium is a country located in Western Europe. It is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east. The bilingual capital, Brussels, has ornate guildhalls at Grand-Place and elegant art-nouveau buildings.
Cost of living
Cost of living in Belgium is not so high compared to other European countries. A student should budget between 700 Euros to 950 Euros per month. This amount will cover the cost of feeding, accommodation, books, transportation etc. Here’s a breakdown:
|Courses, books||35 €|
|Healthcare (insurance, medical costs)||20 €|
|Public transport||40 €|
|Miscellaneous (telephone, leisure …)||55 €|
|Or a total of around||950 €/ month|
Here are also a few examples of prices in Belgium:
|A newspaper (daily)||1.50 €|
|10 bus/tram/underground tickets||14 €|
|A sandwich||3.50 to 4.80 €|
|One entrance ticket to the Belgian Comic Strip Centre||6 €|
|A cinema ticket||8.5 €|
|A can of soft drink||1.5 €|
|A loaf of bread (800 gr)||2 €|
International students from outside the EU must pay specific tuition fees. These are set by the ARES and cannot exceed five times the amount of the ordinary tuition fees, therefore a total of 4,175 Euros maximum per year. The Least Developed Countries featuring on the UNO’s Least Developed Countries list are not liable for these specific tuition fees. Please contact your school for more specific information on tuition fees.