November 17 across the world is observed as International Students’ Day, an international observance of student activism. Studying Abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Not only do you get an education from another country, but you also get to explore the parts of the world you may have never been before or will ever be again. Sharing cultures between people from other countries is a rewarding experience that cannot be duplicated.
Overseas education can be free. Many international students are exploring universities that are offering free programmes without scholarships. You just need to know where to look. This International Students’ Day, let’s figure out few options:
GERMANY – Germany is emerging as one of the most preferred foreign study destination in the global education scenario. Firstly, German higher education is considered among the best in the world especially in the field of engineering and science. Secondly, The German Universities offer somewhere around 17,500-degree programs at every level i.e. Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctoral Level. German Universities do not charge any tuition fee from students and in case they are required to pay, the fees are very low. Last but not least ‘The German Academic Exchange Service’ is one of the largest scholarship providers and offers numerous scholarships to students across the world to study in Germany.
FRANCE – It is an expensive country otherwise, but can be a very affordable place for higher education especially if you study in semi-urban cities like Grenoble. As is the case in Germany, the majority of programmes offering free courses are taught in the native language. As per Global Peace Ranking, France stands in 45th position while the USA is at 94th place. There are a number of scholarships as well as other opportunities available to students willing to study. The Scholarships are provided by French Government to attract International Students. Apart from excellent Undergraduate degrees, France also offers excellent Postgraduate and Doctoral education.
In Norway, all students from all countries do not pay tuition fees, if they are enrolled in Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. programmes in public universities. A few top universities for you to consider are – Aalesund University College, Oslo, Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Bergen University College, BI Norwegian Business School.
Popular study abroad countries like the U.S. don’t have tuition-free colleges. But they have a huge amount of financial assistance options (scholarships) for international students. Universities such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Chicago, etc. offer full scholarships to a handful of meritorious students each year.