List of Tuition Free Universities in Europe – Sweden, Norway & Finland

Full list of tuition free universities and colleges in Europe (Sweden, Norway and Finland).

A number of Universities and colleges in Europe offer tuition free universities admission for international students to study in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany and Denmark. However the tuition free policy has changed in some countries the past few years, which have resulted to the discontinuation of tuition free Universities in such countries.

For tuition free education in Sweden, the Swedish Government passed a bill in 2011 to introduce Tuition and admission Fees for non-EU/International Students, to be compensated with a generous number of scholarships based on students need and academic merit.

Below are tuition free universities for Undergraduate Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Masters Degree.

*** Please Note that the information provided here is subject to change at any time. Universities and Federal Governments may decide to start accepting tuition fees from international students. So you are advice to not hold the information on this page as 100% accurate.***

Tuition Free Universities in Norway

Aalesund University College

Oslo and Akershus University Colloege of Applied Sciences

Buskerud University College

Bergen University College

BI Norwegian Business School

Finnmark University College

Gjøvik University College

Harstad University College

Hedmark University College

Lillehammer University College

MF Norwegian School of Theology

Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics

Bergen Academy of Art & Design, Norway

Narvik University College

Nesna University College

NLA University College

Nord-Trøndelag University College

Norwegian Academy of Music

Norwegian School of Economics (Norges Handelshøyskole – NHH)

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Norwegian School of Veterinary Science

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Ostfold University College

Sámi University College

Sør-Trøndelag University College (HiST)

Sogn og Fjordane University College

Stord/Haugesund University College

The University Centre in Svalbard

UNIK University Graduate Center

University of Agder (UiA)

University of Bergen

University of Nordland – formally Bodø University College

University of Oslo (UiO)

University of Stavanger (UiS)

University of Tromsø (UiT)

Vestfold University College

Volda University College

Tuition Free Universities in Sweden (no-longer applicable for non-EU international students)

For Universities and Colleges in Sweden, tuition fees apply to students who are not citizens of the EU, EEA or Switzerland. The fees apply only to bachelor’s and master’s programs and courses, while PhD programs are tuition-free. Universities set their own fees, and these vary between SEK 80,000–140,000 per academic year for most subjects. The fee for the application to Swedish universities and colleges for fee paying students has been set to SEK 900.

Tuition Free Universities in Finland

University higher education in Finland is funded by the State through the Ministry of Education, and therefore students enrolled in regular degree studies pay no tuition fees.

Bachelor’s and Doctoral level programmes -as well as many Master’s level programmes- do not charge any tuition fees, regardless of your nationality. This also applies to the international degree students and to exchange and visiting students as well. However, some Master’s programmes may charge tuition fees from non-EU/EEA students.

Below are some of the tuition free universities in Finland for international students.

Åbo Akademi University

University of Helsinki

University of Jyväskylä

University of Eastern Finland

University of Lapland

University of Oulu: Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member states are liable to pay the tuition fee.

University of Tampere

University of Turku: Tuition fees are charged from non-EU/EEA citizens (7000 Euro​/academic year).

University of Vaasa

Helsinki University of Technology

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology

Hanken Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

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