Have you ever dreamt of studying in a foreign country where no one knows who you are or which part of the map you come from?
Maybe you are still seeking for an opportunity… maybe you had a taster during an Erasmus+ exchange or maybe you missed an opportunity…
There are many things that can hold you back when you start thinking about pursuing your studies abroad, such as your financial situation and the current pandemic which tends to picture travelling as a very difficult thing to do.
But the good news is that there are Universities which are free of charge for EU, EEA and Swiss students!
The more you think about pursuing something the more likely it won't happen, as you start imagining all the things that could go sideways and will eventually force you to give up on your dreams.
Therefore, if there is one thing I learnt from my decision to study a Masters abroad is that if you want to do something you just do it without complaining about the paperwork or thinking about how homesick/lonely you will feel.
Whilst doing my research I came across several Universities which I never thought offered free Master (and Bachelor) programmes. So down below I am sharing with you some Universities in the EU which offer zero Euro fees to study both Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate programmes.
Aarhus University (Denmark)
Denmark is the place for a multicultural experience, it is a Scandinavian country but it has a lot of European elements to it!
Aarhus is only 3 hours away from Copenhagen (by train) and it is considered as a very safe city. The cost of living is approximately the same as Malta and the currency is Danish Krone (DKR).
Most of the programmes at University are in English and it is recommended for its Business studies as well Agricultural studies.
Lund University (Sweden)
If you want to meet a lot of International students, this is your place to be!
Lund has a wide selection of courses and most of them are English taught, the most common areas for study are Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Ecology studies.
Living in Sweden means you will be living up to ‘Lagom’ meaning you live in balance and adapt to a calm society.
There are a lot of student organisations which can help you integrate and make new friends.
Charles University (Czech Republic)
If you are a History fan, Charles University has a lot to offer as it was built back in 1348!
As other Universities one can find a list of programmes taught in English, and a vast selection of courses from 17 Faculties.
Public transport (trams and buses) are very efficient in Prague and you can easily find student accommodation in the city centre.
The cost of living and entertainment is relatively cheap, for example you can have a nice meal out for only €8!
University of Oslo (Norway)
Ranked #39 in Europe, University of Oslo is one of the coldest places to study at!
Students say that it is easy to get a part time job whilst studying to help you keep up with a higher cost of living. This University is mostly known for studies in Arts & Humanities as well as Medicine.
Oslo has a lot of green spaces to offer and in fact it is considered as one of the greenest countries in the world!
Get a bike and you can commute and travel to University for free.
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany)
For starters Munich is one of the top ten best cities to live in and most days are sunny! The cost of living is more or less the same as in Malta but Oktoberfest is not (it is widely celebrated, so make sure to take some Cisk with you!).
LMU has 18 different faculties and the most common courses are within the cultural studies and human sciences.
Don’t know German? No need to worry as Munich is very multicultural and most programmes are taught in English.
Fun fact about LMU is that 42 of the Nobel laureates have graduated from this University.
It is always important to check about any COVID-19 updates with the University you decide to apply for, although most courses are still being done in person.
All you need to do is check requirements, as each University has its own different procedure as well as application deadlines.
Another factor which is very attractive is that most Master programmes abroad are of a 1 year duration and with a flexible timetable you have plenty of time to travel around the country!
Wishing you the best of luck and an experience of a lifetime!
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