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8 Affordable Countries To Study in Europe [IGN Picks]

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Hello youth leaders!

Pursuing study in Europe, the country with diversity and filled by beautiful sightseeing, is everyone’s big dream. The EU is composed of 28 member states and, even though they all share similar values, they are pretty unique from one another. 

In Europe there so many people visit and study in Europe every year. With the diversity, it might be hard for you to choose which country is the best for you. Each country also has it’s top universities which some of them are ranked in top 500 worldwide universities. Most universities in Europe also have a good reputation and are recognized by the world.

If you want to pursue your study in Europe but still don’t know which country is the best for you according to the education quality and affordable living cost, here are 8 countries in Europe with affordable prices of living and tuition fees. Come on check this out!

  1. Germany
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First place goes for Germany. Why is that? 

Germany has no or low tuition fee for undergraduate degrees in public universities. It applies for students who come from Europe as well as outside Europe. There are 43 Universities in Germany that are ranked in the top 500 worldwide universities. 

The living cost is very affordable but not for the rent unless you choose to live in a student dorm. The rent is quite expensive for students’ pocket money but they can make it cheaper by living together and share the pay rent with their friend. For more information about studying in Germany you may click this link https://internationalglobalnetwork.com/culture/8-reasons-why-study-in-germany/ 

2. Netherlands

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Who doesn’t want to live in a beautiful country full of bikes, explore every canal with the boat and hang out with so many international friends from different countries?

The Netherlands can be your best place for study. Why is that?  Netherlands is the biggest provider in mainland Europe of programs that are taught in English. You can choose from over 2,100 international study programs while enjoying plenty of art and culture in cities like Amsterdam. Top schools include Delft University of Technology, the University of Amsterdam, and Wageningen University and Research Center.

3. France

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Spending summer on the grass field in front of the Eiffel tower, have a cup of coffee in the authentic cafe around the corner or visit a historical site? You can do so much more in France! So why not study in France? 

France is also a country where you can expect low tuition costs and a high quality education. Tuition fees in France are zero for most EU and non-EU students. When universities do practice fees — they are usually around 300 – 400 EUR/year. The living cost is not so expensive but Paris is the exception. Living cost in Paris is around 700 and 950 EUR/month. 

France is a home for more than 10 universities that are ranked in Worldwide University. Top universities you can get in with a low tuition fee are, École Normale Supérieure, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Sciences Po, and Paris-Sud University.

4. Poland

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One of interesting facts about Poland is, Poland prides itself with no less than 17 Nobel laureates. Cool right? 

You can discover more about this country by pursuing your study here in Poland as one of the affordable countries in Europe. The living cost is around 400 – 700 Euro/month. 

In addition, if you don’t speak Polish and you’re not from an EU country, you will pay an average tuition of 110 EUR/month for English-taught Bachelors. one of the most popular study choices for international Bachelor’s students are: Bachelors in Engineering, Bachelors in Computer Science, Bachelors in Management and many more. 

5. Norway

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Norway is an outdoor-lover of paradise. This country which is well known by the land of northern light is one of the top destination countries in Europe. Best majors you can study in Norway are  Biology, Conservation Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Geography, Sociology. 

The living cost might be a little bit more expensive among any other european countries but the Tuition is free when you attend a public university in Norway. 250 bachelor’s level programmes, along with another 250 master’s level programmes, are taught in English, making it convenient for students from the U.K., U.S., and Australia.

On top of all that, Norway is recognized by the UN as the highest Human Development Indexes in the world, meaning the quality of life is pretty amazing. So why not to study in Norway?

6. Spain

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Spain’s second-largest city, this is a place where you can spend so much time on the beach by morning, ponder Picasso’s art in the afternoon, and unwind with sangria and tapas (famously small appetizers) in a bustling plaza at night.

If you want to pursue your degree in Spain, this country might be the best for you because Spain has some of the lowest tuition fees in Europe for non-EU students, 750 – 2,100 EUR/year. As a Bachelor’s student in Spain, you can make ends meet in most cities with a budget from 650 EUR/month. Great fields of study for international students in Spain are Bachelors in Arts and Design, Bachelors in Political Science, Bachelors in Business in Spain and many more.

7. Italy

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Italy is home to some of the most prestigious and oldest universities. Not all universities will have entire programs in English, but they may offer courses in English. Popular destinations include Milan, Rome, Florence, and Venice, but there are also countryside towns that students enjoy as well. 

In this country, you will find 89 universities, along with many academies and polytechnics, so there are loads of programs to choose from, including those in engineering, art and design, and architecture. Don’t worry with the living cost in Italy because it will likely be far less than those in places like the U.S. and U.K.  

8. Hungary

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“The Paris of the East”, that’s what people called this country. Budapest is a mesmerizing city of over two million people. Frequently listed as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Budapest holds many treasures, from geothermal hot springs and bathhouses, to the mighty Danube River.

Corvinus University in Hungary is one of the best international universities in Europe for students studying business or social science related fields. If you interested studying in Hungary, you may pick these top 9 majors : Art History, Business, Computer Science, Economics, History, Mathematics, Politics, Philosophy, Sociology

So, have you decided which country in Europe you want to study and experience? Let us know in the comment section below and tell us why you choose that country ;).

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