This article includes various aspects in which a student can study abroad for free.
This question can be bizarre. Can I study abroad for free? However, the answer is a yes. But, there are a lot of elements to it. This article explains the various aspects that can help you cover tuition fees partially or fully. It also includes ways that will help you get a quality education at the least possible cost.
Scholarships enable a student to study abroad for free. However, acquiring a scholarship is extremely difficult as the applications are huge but the number of scholarships is less. Moreover, some scholarships are provided to students only from certain countries.
Specialized funding schemes, as well as general scholarships, are offered nu government agencies, individual universities, private enterprises and charitable institutions. A scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses.
Scholarships by Universities
Some universities provide scholarships if a student\’s profile is above 50%. Universities also provide need-based scholarships for students to pursue higher education.
Education Exchange Programs
Various MoUs are signed between institutions across the globe to facilitate Education Exchange Programs. Various countries offer scholarships to Indian students to pursue education in their countries.
German Public Universities
Public Universities in Germany don\’t charge tuition fees to students irrespective of the nationality of the students apart from nominal registration or administration charges. These charges include student union membership and regional transport passes. However, a large number of students apply here because of the low cost of tuition. However, the students have to bear the cost of living.
Free study in Nordic Countries
A student can study in Norway by paying NOK (300-600) per semester, irrespective of nationality. If the student studies in Finnish or Swedish, then the tuition fee and living costs are not required for the students outside the EU/EEA region. Moreover, PhD programs are fully funded in nordic countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Students also have the advantage of earning while studying in Nordic countries as they can work up to 20 hours a week. They can work as Assistantship, Bursaries, Paid Internships and Part-time work to meet their tuition and living expenses.