No matter whether you’re seeking to study a masters in Europe or further your career post graduation, finding the ideal destination is essential to finding success. While a graduate degree is an investment, you can ease its cost by choosing an EU nation with no or reduced tuition fees compared with the UK. There are plenty of these nations offering affordable education.
Iceland is well-known for its breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty, while Sweden and Norway both offer top-tier universities with extremely reasonable tuition fees for international students. Living expenses should still be factored into your calculations when planning for a masters in Europe.
In the Netherlands, tuition at public universities and many courses offered to EU and EEA nationals is free of charge, although an annual student fee of about EUR100 must be paid – this covers things such as public transport and an ID card that provides discounts.
Europe-wide, Masters programs typically last one or two years after earning a Bachelor’s degree. Austria traditionally followed this model before the Bologna Process: three to four year Bachelor programs were followed by two year Master’s programmes leading to either Diplom-Ingenieur status (female title: Diplom-Ingenieur) or Magister status (male title: Magistrat). More and more universities now provide this 2-year option as a fast track to professional qualification.