After going through the first part of the series, study abroad aspirants eyeing European destinations will surely be hopeful about the fulfilment of their dream.

Our list has already covered Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Sweden, and fortunately, it doesn’t end here. There are many more options if you are planning to explore international education opportunities in Europe. Let us take you through some more affordable options here.

If you are looking for a destination that offers an incredible mix of a wide range of courses, affordable living costs, and an amazing culture, Hungary could just be the right choice. The country has some of the most affordable universities in the world, and they even offer scholarships for worthy international students.

Average Tuition Fees: 1,000 – 8,000 EUR per academic year

Average Living Costs: 350 – 550 EUR per month

Top Institutes: University of Debrecen, Corvinus University of Budapest, University of Szeged, and Eötvös Loránd University

Portugal has some of the oldest and top-ranking universities in the world, which offer quality education within budget. It is an ideal pick for international students who want to pursue courses in the areas of Law, Social Sciences, Journalism, and Medicine. Besides affordable education, students revere the country for its happening culture and great food.

Average Tuition Fees: 500 – 1,500 EUR per academic year

Average Living Costs: 500 – 750 EUR per month

Top institutes: University of Lisbon, University of Porto, University of Coimbra, and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Austria is another country that features in the list of the best affordable European destinations for international students. You can enrol at an Austrian public university for free if you come from an EU country. Those hailing from other countries also have affordable options. The living expenses are reasonable as well.

Average Tuition Fees: 750-1,450 EUR per academic year (for non-EU students)

Average Living Costs: 800 – 1,200 EUR per month

Top Institutes: University of Vienna, University of Graz, and Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck

Like Germany, state university education in Norway is tuition-free for international students, and they only have to pay a token every semester to get student union membership. This free education extends from undergraduate programs to master’s degrees and PhD programmes. Although private universities have tuition fees, they are still affordable. Volda, Sogndal, Porsgrunn, and Narvik are the best cities from the cost of living perspective.

Average Tuition Fees: 0 EUR per academic year (at public universities)

Average Living Costs: 1,000 – 2,000 EUR per month

Top Institutes: University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Bergen, and University of Tromsø

Poland is home to 400 universities and colleges, which makes it one of the best study abroad destinations in this part of the world. At public universities, the degrees taught in the Polish language are free for both Polish and EU/EEA & Switzerland students. International students can find some free programmes at Master’s levels. A low cost of living is another reason that makes the country an attractive prospect for international students.

Average Tuition Fees: 2,000-6000 EUR per academic year

Average Living Costs: 400 – 700 EUR per month

Top Institutes: Warsaw University of Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poznan University of Life Sciences, and University of Opole

Denmark is another destination we will recommend for international students. Even though it may cost a bit with tuition fees ranging 6,000 – 16,000 EUR per academic year for non-EU/EEA citizens, it is worth spending. There are tuition-free options for EU/EEA students, including the University of Southern Denmark, Roskilde University, and Aalborg University. Other top universities in the country are the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Technical University of Denmark, and Copenhagen Business School. The average living costs for international students run between 800 – 1,200 EUR per month. 

We’ve tried to cover the best European study abroad destinations for aspirants looking to pursue higher education in budget. Keep reading or connect with us to explore more in the rest of the world!

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