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7 Most Affordable Places To Study Abroad

It is not unfounded to say that studying abroad is the best way to not only further your education, but also your career. It provides more opportunities for exposure and more importantly, opens doors for better paying jobs.

However, while the desire of the majority is to get a degree abroad, a lot of people get discouraged because of the prices and cost of living. Well, not all foreign schools charge huge fees, some schools even go as far as providing free tuition to students. These countries are also known to accommodate living on a budget with low and affordable cost of living, making them a haven for international students.

From Norway to Turkey, here are 7 most affordable countries to study away from home.

Norway

Most public universities in Norway do not charge any tuition fees, even for international students, regardless of their country of origin. You may be required to pay a meager fee each semester, which is usually around 52 Euro. Cost of living varies from city to city, but a student can expect to spend an average of 800 Euro per month.

Austria

If you are looking to study away from Nigeria on a budget, then Austria is a great option.Tuition for international students at its public universities are often in the range of 1,452 Euro per academic year. Living costs aren’t so low, but still relatively affordable. A one-bedroom apartment averages 723 Euro per month and transportation will cost generally around $51.88 per month.

Hungary

Although tuition fees vary from school to school, they are generally low and affordable The tuition fee in Hungarian universities is quite low and affordable. non-EU or international students will usually pay a tuition fee of approximately The cost of living in Hungary for students averages at 450 Euro to 500 Euro per month. This amount will cover the cost of feeding, accommodation, transportation and books.

Portugal

Tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s degrees range from 950 Euro-1,250 Euro per year while fees for doctorate programs are around 2,500 Euro-3,000 Euro per year. Despite the rise in cost of living in recent years, the country is still a relatively affordable place to live. Monthly cost of living should cost an average of 623 Euro.

Poland

Tuition in Polish public universities is also affordable, with an average of €2,000 per year. Living costs  for international students vary between 350 – 550 Euro per month depending on your area of residence.

Turkey

An average international student in Turkey will spend about 592 Euro monthly on accommodation, food, clothing, books,entertainment, transportation and telephone costs. Tuition will usually cost between 820 – 1,366 Euro per academic year.

Estonia

For both Bachelors and Masters programs, the average tuition fees are 1660 Euros per academic year. In some cases, students are exempted from paying tuition fees depending on their financial condition or academic performance. More so, according to the Estonian government, budget for cost of living for a student should be around 300 – 500 Euro per month

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