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 Austria. However the tuition free policy for changed in some countries the past few years which have resulted to the discontinuation of tuition free Universities in such countries.
Update: Read this article on Do Tuition Free Universities still exist in Europe? to learn more about tuition free education for international students in Europe.
For tuition free education in Sweden, the Swedish Government recently passed a bill to introduce Tuition and admission Fees for non-EU/International Students in 2011, to be compensated with a generous number of scholarships based on students need and academic merit. Read Full Details on this.
Below find full lists of tuition free universities to acquire your Undergraduate Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Masters Degree in the countries mentioned above, feel free to download a full list of tuition free universities and colleges in the specific country and scholarship materials.
*** 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.***
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Tuition Free Universities in Norway
Norwegian School of Economics (Norges Handelshøyskole – NHH)
University of Nordland – formally Bodø University College
Also see the list of Scholarships in Norway for International Students
To take it a step further, See list of Universities and Colleges in Norway
See up to date 2013 List of tuition free Universities in Norway
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 Universityadmissions.se application to Swedish universities and colleges for fee paying students has been set to SEK 900.
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.
University of Oulu: Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member states are liable to pay the tuition fee.
University of Turku: Tuition fees are charged from non-EU/EEA citizens (7000 Euro/academic year).
Other Universities in Finland
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH
University of Applied Sciences
Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
EVTEK University of Applied Sciences
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia
HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences
North Karelia University of Applied Sciences
Oulu Polytechnic – University of Applied Sciences
Pirkanmaa Polytechnic – University of Applied Sciences
Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK)
South Carelia Polytechnic
Tampere Polytechnic – University of Applied Sciences
Turku University of Applied Sciences
Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
Tuition Free Universities in Iceland
There are no tuition fees to public universities in Iceland. However, you will have to pay a compulsory non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee, in most cases range from 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.