Do you need help to organize your budget to come study in Europe? Whether you intend to enroll in a Bachelor's or Master's Degree, or participate in a PhD program, one of the main factors you will have to consider when studying abroad in Europe is the cost of tuition fees.

Use the table below to compare tuition fees schemes at public European universities and colleges.

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CountryEU studentsNon-EU studentsOther information
AustriaDegree-seeking EU students and exchange students don't have to pay tuition fees Non-EU students pay EUR 726.72 per semester and non-degree seeking students have to pay a tuition fee of EUR 363.36 per semester[Tuition fees in Austria]
Czech RepublicIf the language of instruction is Czech, there are no tuition fees. For courses taught in a foreign language, tuition fees usually start at ca. EUR 1000 per semester[Tuition fees in the Czech Republic]
DenmarkEU and exchange students don't have to pay tuition feesTuition fees vary depending on the study program. However, tuition fees for non-EU students usually amount to ca. EUR 10000 per year[Tuition fees in Denmark]
FinlandEU and exchange students don't have to pay tuition feesIf the language of instruction is not Finnish or Swedish, non-EU students may be charged tuition fees[Tuition fees in Finland]
FranceStudents are charged tuition fees at public universities from EUR 188.10 / year for bachelors's degrees (licence), to EUR 259.10 / year (master's programs) and EUR 393.10 / year (PhD degrees - Doctorat)[Tuition fees in France]
GermanyStudents are usually charged a tuition fee of approximately EUR 500 per semester depending on the federal state where the school is locatedNon-EU students may be charged slightly higher fees compared to EU students[Tuition fees in Germany]
GreeceStudents don't have to pay tuition feesTuition fees vary depending on the school and study program. Usually, non-EU students have to pay a tuition fee of approximately EUR 1000 per year[Tuition fees in Greece]
HungaryStudents under the "State-funded" scheme don't have to pay tuition feesTuition fees vary depending on the school and study program. Usually, non-EU students have to pay a tuition fee of approximately EUR 1000 per semester[Tuition fees in Hungary]
IcelandAlthough there are no tuition fees at public universities and colleges in Iceland, students have to pay registration fees that range from EUR 100 to EUR 250[Tuition fees in Iceland]
IrelandFirst cycle students who qualify under the Free Fee Scheme don't have to pay tuition fees. Postgraduate EU students have to pay tuition fees as specified by the university or college Non-EU students have to pay full tuition fees[Tuition fees in Ireland]
LuxembourgAlthough students don't have to pay tuition fees, they have to pay a small registration fee [Tuition fees in Luxembourg]
The NetherlandsEU students have to pay tuition fees of about EUR 1906 per year. Non-EU students have to pay full tuition and registration fees[Tuition fees in the Netherlands]
NorwayThere are no tuition fees at public universities and colleges in Norway[Tuition fees in Norway]
PortugalFull time students enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's programs are charged an average tuition fee of approximately EUR 950 - 1250 per academic year. For third cycle programs (PhD degrees), the average tuition fee amounts to approximately EUR 2500 - 3000 per academic year.[Tuition fees in Portugal]
SloveniaFull-time EU students as well as students from countries with a reciprocal agreement with Slovenia don't have to pay tuition fees at public universities and colleges in Slovenia [Tuition fees in Slovenia]
SpainStudents pay tuition fees on a per-credit basis, starting at approximately EUR 9.50 per credit[Tuition fees in Spain]
SwedenEU students as well as exchange students don't have to pay tuition fees Non-EU students have to pay full tuition fees, starting at approximately EUR 9700 per year[Tuition fees in Sweden]
SwitzerlandForeign students must pay tuition and registration fees, which vary depending on the school. In general, tuition fees amount from approximately EUR 750 to 3000 per semester. [Tuition fees in Switzerland]