In some countries of the world, education is seen as benefiting the whole society and a human right accessible to everyone.
Most advanced countries think of international students as a vital part of the higher education process.
These countries offer tuition free admission for international students.
We have compiled a list of the top 10 Universities that offer admission for international students without tuition fees in 2020/2021.
Selection Criteria: We selected universities around the world that offered tuition free education and ranked the top 10 based on the top universities in the world, as ranked by QS World University Rankings.
*** 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 in future.
10. University of Bergen, Norway
About University: The University of Bergen is Norway’s urban university, with most of its premises concentrated in two areas.
Årstadvollen is the University’s “health campus”, where dentistry, medicine and health-care lie close to the Haukeland and Haraldsplass university clinics. Other subjects – natural and social sciences, psychology, the arts and law – are taught at Nygårdshøyden, a mixture of houses, shops and seats of learning.
The University of Bergen is intricately woven into the geographical, historical and cultural framework of the city.
Tuition Fees: The University of Bergen is a public institution and therefore does not charge tuition fees. This applies both to Norwegian and international students.
The only fee to be paid at the University of Bergen is the semester fee to the Student Welfare Organisation (SiB), currently NOK 590.
Students on exchange programmes do not have to pay the semester fee. This is why the University of Bergen is attractive for graduate study. About one in three graduating doctors are from outside Norway.
Cost of Living: In spite of the general high cost of living, you can manage fairly well on a tight student budget. The average university student’s budget is approximately NOK 9785 per month (2014).
This amount should cover most monthly expenses such as housing, food, clothing, study materials, books, transport and social activities.
Scholarships: The University of Bergen itself does not offer any scholarships for international students interested in studying at the university.
9. RWTH Aachen University, Germany
RWTH Aachen University is the largest university of technology in Germany and one of the most renowned in Europe.
Every year, numerous international students and scientists come to the university to benefit from its high quality courses and excellent facilities, both of which are recognised at an international level.
RWTH Aachen University is in the process to become an integrated, interdisciplinary technical university. The engineering focus of the university is associated with the natural sciences and medicine.
The arts, social sciences and economics, structurally linked to the core disciplines, also make a significant contribution to the university’s teaching and research profile.
With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen is among the leading European scientific and research institutions. 43,721 students in 144 courses of study are enrolled in the winter semester of 2015/16, including almost 8,000 international students from more than 120 countries.
There are no tuition fees at RWTH Aachen University – this applies for international students as well! All students are, however, subject to a student body and social contribution fee of €239.75 Semester Fee.
Scholarships: Offers a variety of scholarships
Cost of Living: An estimate of the minimum costs for accommodation and living expenses for students at RWTH Aachen University is approximately € 700 per month (€ 8,400 per year)
8. Aalto University, Finland
About University: Aalto University’s mission is to build a better and stronger Finland. Here science and arts meet technology and business.
Aalto University was established in 2010 through a merger of three renowned universities in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland.
Aalto University is about cross-disciplinary projects and learning in practice. Students are encouraged and supported to excel both in their studies and their future careers. Many of them already have a vast work experience by the time they graduate.
Aalto University offers more than 90 degree programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level, leading to degrees in the fields of technology, business, art, design and architecture.
Tuition Fees: As at 2017 tuition fees have begun to be charged. Tuition fees were introduced for non-EU/EEA students in Finland from August 2017.
Even these are still reasonably low.
You can get a graduate degree for as low as $600.
Scholarships: Aalto University offers Masters scholarships to international students which will be opening for 2020/2021 admission by December 2019 .
Cost of Living: Students are expected to cover all living expenses (app. EUR 800 per month) and other study related costs from their own financial resources.
7.University of Oslo, Norway
About University: The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education.
It was founded in 1811 when Norway was still under Danish rule.
Today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners indicates the quality of the research at the University.
Tuition Fees: Since the University of Oslo is a state university and therefore publicly funded, the students here do not pay tuition fees. Most students must pay a small semester registration fee of NOK 550 (approx. 70 euro). This fee gives you the benefit of the services of the Foundation for Student Life (SiO).
There are no scholarships available for students on bachelor’s degree programmes butthe University offers a variety of scholarships for PhD/Postdoctoral research programs. Scholarships for Masters are available under programmes such as Erasmus, Nordplus and the EEA Grants/Norway Grants programme.
Cost of Living: You will need a minimum of NOK 3000/USD 625 for the summer.
Books, course supplies and personal expenses (such as laundry, transportation and spending money) are not included in the fees.