Compare tuition fees schemes in Europe

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 students Non-EU studentsOther information
Austria Degree-seeking EU students and exchange students don't have to pay tuition fees at public universities. They have to pay tuition fees at universities of applied sciences. Non-EU students pay 726.72 EUR per semester and non-degree seeking students have to pay a tuition fee of 363.36 EUR per semester at public universities. A higher fee may apply for studies at public universities of applied sciences. [Tuition fees in Austria]
Belgium 374 to 836.96 EUR per year for institutions in the French community. 0.70 to 9.30 EUR for institutions in the Flemish community. An average of 435 EUR for institutions in the German-speaking community. 890 to up to 4175 EUR per year for institutions in the French community. 0.70 to up to 25 EUR for institutions in the Flemish community. An average of 435 EUR for institutions in the German-speaking community. [Tuition fees in Belgium]
Czech Republic If the language of instruction is Czech, there are no tuition fees. For courses taught in a foreign language, tuition fees usually start at ca. 1000 EUR per semester. [Tuition fees in the Czech Republic]
Denmark EU and exchange students don't have to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees vary depending on the study program. However, tuition fees for non-EU students usually amount to ca. 10000 EUR per year. [Tuition fees in Denmark]
Finland EU and exchange students don't have to pay tuition fees. If the language of instruction is not Finnish or Swedish, non-EU students may be charged tuition fees. [Tuition fees in Finland]
France Students are charged tuition fees at public universities from 189.10 EUR / year for bachelors's degrees (licence), to 261.10 EUR / year (master's programs) and 396.10 EUR / year (PhD degrees - Doctorat). [Tuition fees in France]
Germany Students don't have to pay tuition fees provided they are able to complete their study programs within the designated time. Fees may apply at second cycle programs (master's degrees). [Tuition fees in Germany]
Greece Students don't have to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees vary depending on the school and study program. Usually, non-EU students have to pay a tuition fee of approximately 1000 EUR per year. [Tuition fees in Greece]
Hungary Students under the "State-funded" scheme don't have to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees vary depending on the school and study program. Usually, non-EU students have to pay a tuition fee of approximately 1000 EUR per semester. [Tuition fees in Hungary]
Iceland Although there are no tuition fees at public universities and colleges in Iceland, students have to pay registration fees that range from 100 to 250 EUR. [Tuition fees in Iceland]
Ireland First 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]
Luxembourg Except for specific programs, students don't have to pay tuition fees. However, they have to pay a small registration fee. [Tuition fees in Luxembourg]
The Netherlands Full-time EU students have to pay tuition fees of 1984 EUR per year. Non-EU students have to pay full tuition and registration fees. [Tuition fees in the Netherlands]
Norway There are no tuition fees at public universities and colleges in Norway. [Tuition fees in Norway]
Poland Full-time EU students and students holding the Card of the Pole (Karta Polaka) do not have to pay tuition fees at public higher education institutions in Poland if the study program is conducted in Polish. For some programs taught in a foreign language, tuition fees may apply.Non-EU students and part-time students have to pay tuition fees starting at about 2000 EUR per year. [Tuition fees in Poland]
Portugal Full time students enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's programs are charged an average tuition fee of approximately 950 - 1250 EUR per academic year. For third cycle programs (PhD degrees), the average tuition fee amounts to approximately 2500 - 3000 EUR per academic year. [Tuition fees in Portugal]
Slovenia Full-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]
Spain Students pay tuition fees on a per-credit basis, starting at approximately 12.50 EUR per credit. [Tuition fees in Spain]
Sweden EU 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 9700 EUR per year. [Tuition fees in Sweden]
Switzerland Foreign students must pay tuition and registration fees, which vary depending on the school. In general, tuition fees amount from approximately 750 to 3000 EUR per semester. [Tuition fees in Switzerland]