Since 2014, Germany has been a no-fee zone for students regardless of where they’re from.
Sadly, this is soon to change - a recent ruling by the German government states that non-EU students must pay fees of €1,500 (£1,256) per semester at some south-western universities from Autumn 2017.
This means Brits are due to see a hike in costs from next year.
It’s worth noting that specialised programmes are more expensive, and you’ll have to do some hunting around for a course taught in English – although that’s not to say the option isn’t readily available.Top QS ranked public universities: Ecole Polytechnique; Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC); Centrale Supélec Courses in English: Yes, but limited As long as you’re proficient in Norwegian, you’ll be welcome to study in one of the four Nordic nations offering free education to external students.But before you write university off completely, it might be worth remembering that the UK is just one option for British students seeking a top quality education.At the moment, UK students have the right to study abroad in any EU member state for the same price as residents.Top QS ranked public universities: Politecnico di Milano; Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna; Sapienza University of Rome Courses in English: Yes In Spain, much like in the majority of other prime European destinations, public education is free for both local students and EU nationals, while international students are required to pay a little more.
If you do come from outside the EU, the cost of a bachelor’s degree from a public institution can vary from €680-€1,400 (£570-£1,180) per year depending on the speciality of your chosen course; but as with Italy it’s worth watching out for the private schools, who can charge anywhere up to €18,000 (£15,185) for a year’s tuition.Living costs in the Czech Republic are also far cheaper than in the West, meaning studying here can save you on both tuition and maintenance. Top QS ranked public universities: Charles University in Prague; Czech Technical University in Prague; Masaryk University Courses in English: Yes, but at an extra cost Among the cheapest places to live in Europe, Greece delivers on both low living and tuition costs – and your university is even likely to cover the cost of your study resources.Domestic and EU students receive higher education free of charge, and international students pay only a fraction of the UK’s costs, averaging €1,500 (£1,265) per year.Top QS ranked public universities: Technical University of Munich; Ludwig-Maximilliant-Universität; Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg Courses in English: Yes While certainly not all education in France is free of cost, (we’d recommend avoiding the Grandes écoles on a budget) fees are generally considerably less than for UK institutions, and living costs in the French capital also work out far cheaper than London, according to comparison site Numbeo.There are some admin fees to be aware of, but these rarely exceed €180 (£150) per year.Top QS ranked public universities: University of Vienna; Vienna University of Technology; Universität Innsbruck Courses in English: Yes, but predominantly postgraduate While is quite right to recommend Belgium for its fantastic waffles, the city also has plenty to give in the context of higher education.