Don’t think college is affordable? Not worth the cost? Maybe moving to Europe would be a good decision for you.
In many countries in Europe, college is free or has significantly reduced prices for both residents and international students. Many U.S. citizens are moving to Norway. Germany, Austria, etc… Here are the specifics:
GERMANY- As of fall, 2017, students can study here for 1,790 U.S. dollars per semester. This is incredibly cheaper than the average of $25,620-$34,740 in the US. Colleges here even offer classes taught in English. The top ranked public universities are Technical University of Munich, Ludwig-Maximilliant-Universität, and Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg.
NORWAY, DENMARK, SWEDEN, and FINLAND- If abroad students are willing to learn Norwegian, they can study for the same price as German Colleges. These places are beautiful to live in, although they can be quite costly. The best rated free universities in these countries are University of Oslo (Norway), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Lund University (Sweden), University of Helsinki (Finland).
AUSTRIA- Austrian Colleges cost only $870 per semester. There are many masters degrees available in English as well. The country is known for its high class living. It is also said to have incredible architecture and greenery. The top universities are University of Vienna, Vienna University of Technology, and Universität Innsbruck.
BELGIUM- These schools are on the more expensive side at $5000 annually. however, that is still much cheaper than the schools in America. They also offer plenty of courses in English. The top public universities here are KU Leuven, Ghent University, and Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).
SPAIN- Public Universities in Spain for international students can vary between around 800 and 1,670 U.S. dollars per year. One downside to living here is that Barcelona and Madrid are on the top 50 most expensive places to live universally. They have limited courses in English as well. The top ranked public universities here are University of Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
ITALY- In Italy, International Students have the opportunity to the same scholarships as locals. Their public colleges range from somewhere around $1000 per year. Italy is moderate in price and a wonderful place to live. They offer courses in English and the best public universities are Politecnico di Milano, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, and Sapienza University of Rome.
GREECE- Colleges in Greece cost just under $2000 per year. It is one of the cheapest places to live in Europe and has great weather and breathtaking scenery. Most courses are in greek however, so it would be smart to study up if you were thinking about attending college here. The top public universities in Greece are National Technical University of Athens, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
CZECH REPUBLIC- If you are fluent in the language, attending college here is 100% free. They do have English programs but they have an additional fee. It may be worth it however, because the living costs are very cheap. The best public universities here are Charles University in Prague, Czech Technical University in Prague, and Masaryk University.
Europe would be a good option to consider attending college. It is both full of adventure and significantly cheaper. More people should be aware of the benefits because it could determine a person’s future.
Story by Willow Schenk
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