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 Universityadmissions.se 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