Earning a masters degree can be an important milestone on their journey toward career advancement and resume enhancement, yet can come at a hefty cost. Luckily, there are free or affordable options available for students seeking higher education – some European countries have even abolished tuition fees, while others charge minimal amounts.
Austria was the first example of a country to ban tuition at public universities for EU/EEA citizens since 2008. Furthermore, students from third-country nationalities can study free at public universities in Austria; though a nominal student fee will apply each semester.
The University of Iceland is another school offering free tuition fees to international students, offering online masters courses on subjects such as English literature and theory, Nordic studies, and sustainable development.
The University of Uppsala in Sweden offers an excellent option for those who wish to receive their education without spending their own money. Established as one of the oldest in Northern Europe and long ranked among the best worldwide, Uppsala boasts free tuition as well as numerous scholarships that make tuition affordable if necessary; military personnel may use VA benefits to reduce costs further. As it accepts applicants worldwide, prospective students should carefully review admission requirements prior to making an application.