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

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

A number of universities and colleges in Europe used to 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 over the past few years, which have resulted to the discontinuation of tuition-free universities in such countries.

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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 needs and academic merit.

In Finland, if you are from outside the EU/EEA area, you are required to pay tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s-level programmes which are taught in English.

Below is a list of tuition free universities for Undergraduate Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Masters Degree in Europe.

*** 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 advised not to 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)

The 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)

The University of Bergen

University of Nordland – formally Bodø University College

The University of Oslo (UiO)

University of Stavanger (UiS)

University of Tromsø (UiT)

Vestfold University College

Volda University College

Read Also: 25 Things You Did Not Know About Studying 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 application to Swedish universities and colleges for fee paying students has been set to SEK 900.

Read Also: 20+ Scholarships in Sweden for International Students (+Fully Funded)

Tuition Free Universities in Finland

If you are from outside the EU/EEA area, you required to pay tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s level programmes which are taught in English. Some exceptions may apply. If you are uncertain what the fees are, check in the programme description or from the university you are applying to.

Remember that if you are required to pay tuition fees, you are also eligible to apply for the institution’s scholarships.

Read Also: 13 Scholarships in Finland for International Students in 2024 (+fully Funded)


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