5 basic points to consider if planning to study in Europe for free

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You are here as you may be planning to study in Europe, so let me surprise you straightaway by saying that one can achieve graduation from Germany for free! Not only in Germany but also in most of the countries in the European Union (EU)which has universities boasting quality education, while providing admissions without a pinch of GRE, IELTS/TOEFL or even Tuition FEES in the application pie.

Here we present to you with a fiver to consider if you are planning to study in Europe for free


1. Free education 

Higher education tuition fees for public universities in most European countries costs anywhere from 0 to 500 Euros a semester, even for an international student from a non-European country. And if free tuition isn’t just enough, travelling around the continent is super easy and cheap. Despite being free or low tuition costs, Europe boosts some of the best universities in the world, like the University of Munich, The University of Vienna, Paris-Sorbonne University to name a few.


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Getting admission to the top universities or colleges in Europe without an IELTS score require you to fulfill some criteria which would easily exempt you from the need of one such test. A student showing some proficiency in English language can prove his eligibility by proving:

  •  One has been educated in English medium during the five most recent years of study and has offered English as a first language at the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary  Education) or O level (Ordinary Level).
  •  Been able to prove that prior education was entirely conducted in English and that they have good communication skills. This is done by having a conversation with the student via Skype or over the telephone. This is for prospective students from non-English speaking countries such as South Africa and India to study in Britain.
  •  Applying to study in the same institution where the first degree was awarded.
  •  Having a degree which has been taught solely in English.

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3. No GRE

Unlike the US Universities, where GRE plays a vital role in the admission criteria. European Universities mainly focus on Undergraduate score and then comes GRE scores. Most of the Universities in Europe do not require GRE scores to be submitted with the application. GRE scores are optional for almost all the universities, except few where it is mandatory.

Honestly, an additional GRE score will always be handy with your profile and increase your acceptance rate slightly.

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4. Language

“Language is no barrier” said someone but when it comes to studying in Europe the rich diversity of spoken languages in each country would nail you down with a requirement of the local language. Since most of the universities are not in English-speaking countries, the only downfall would be being able to speak in the language of the country but I wouldn’t disappoint you further for many universities have come ahead of the dilemma and offers courses in the English language. There’s also a lot of focus in Masters Programs taught completely in English. Plus the added bonus of studying in a non-English speaking country means that you can quickly pick up a new language during your time there, and make your resume look even more international.

See More: Why learning a foreign language is awesome


5. Work permit

Everyone has a dream to work abroad and spend some quality time on your own expenses independently. You have just been granted your wish for studying abroad in Europe comes with its own incentives for a work permit ranging from months to years while you complete your studies in European universities. The graduates can always come seeking for job in the country owing to your degree in the same.

Europe is rich in innovation. Some of the world class companies in Technology/design are from Europe. European Universities offer variety of programs recognized all over the world. The European Union submits over 44% of the total number of patent applications worldwide.


Apart from an exposure to an international culture of students, Europe embraces its education with pinnacle opportunities in career, experienced faculty members and leaders in the field of technology providing in depth information of their respective areas to the students. The world-class facilities of laboratories and high end equipment’s used in research helps a candidate gain an edge over his interests.

So why wait, Start applying and be a part of the World of Scholars!


You are most welcome to share your experiences if you ever had an opportunity to study in Europe!  Use the comments section below



Article contributors:

Palanisamy_Navaneethan_extra Navaneethan Palanisamy

Navi has done his MSc in Molecular Biology from IMPRS of Goerg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany with a Max Planck Stipend. Prior to this, he has completed MMedSc in Infection Biology from Uppsala University, Sweden.  Uppsala, Sweden. He was also selected for Life Sciences Munich summer school offered by Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and ZIBI summer school offered by Humboldt University Berlin with a fellowship in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Both these summer schools were funded by DAAD. In Jan 2015, he will be joining McGill University, Montreal, Canada for a fully funded PhD.


Chandrashekhar misra Chandra Shekhar Misra

Chandra Shekhar is pursuing his Msc from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal with fully funded Erasmus Mundus  HERITAGE Scholarship. Prior to this, he was also selected for the DAAD-WISE internship in Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.




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  17. Hi… I am looking for good bachelors program in business… preferably BBA… So could you tell me which would be a good B-school for me in Europe which would also be a good return on investment?

  18. Very good article thanks for sharing. I am currently studying B-Tech final year. I want to study in Europe countries this is useful blog.

  19. Very informative post, thank you. Europe is always a cheaper option for U.S. students, with the possibility to benefit from a top-notch education and amazing student-life. Beyond the States can help you with your application process and getting settled so you will enjoy your university experience.

  20. Hello All,
    i want to know more about Hanze university of applied sciences,Netherlands and a course that they offer in sensor technology as masters, 1 year duration course
    I want to know more about the university, how good that university is for doing masters and reviews of the university and how different is a 1 year course of master of science compared with 2 year course which most universities offer in master of science degree
    pls help me

  21. i want to pursue PHD in data science or any information technology Fields,so any university in europe providing such a schoolarship

  22. Done masters in Biotechnology in general and want get admission in good college phd please help me to find one.

    Thank you.

  23. I am a graphic designer having 4 years of experience. I want to work in Europe, so what is the ideal thing to do ? Apply for a course or job ? If for a course then how to go about it ?

  24. hello pls i want to pursue my M.Sc in molecular genetics or microbial genomics in any university in Europe, am counting on a scholarship opportunity.

  25. I want to study in norway as I am intereseted in economics subject. I want to know the cost and standard of living cost of norway. Where I can get further assistance as I resides in Mumbai.

  26. hello i want to pursue business administration master in europe i have completed my bachelors in civil engineering dgpa 7.65. tuition free or very less tuition fees will be helpful for me

  27. The article is old and not true. There are almost no free education in Scandinavan countries. In Finland you pay tution 10-15 000 euro(from 2017y), you pay to finnsih bank account 6740euro for everyday expenses(u need this money to get a visa in finnish embassy). You need toefl/ielts, GRE/GMAT, language(advanced level of local language is benefit, not english).

  28. hi guysss..
    Im planning to pursue my higher studies in reputed european universities regarding either robotics or bio medical engineering.
    Should i appear for gre-toefl or not?

  29. I am persuing btech in mechanical engineering and want to do post graduation please help me to find out Universities across the world with no or very less turion fees and helping with other expenses

  30. I have recently completed my bachelors in technology in mechanical engineering and my overall percentage is 70 %.Am i eligible to pursue masters in Germany

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