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Europe University vs Tuition-free Online University – What’s Better for You?
Friday, January 6, 2017 1:42
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The University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and the University of Edinburgh– these are just some of the prestigious universities in Europe that are world-famous for their quality education. If given a chance, anyone would grab the opportunity to study in these European universities. There’s just one problem– student loans. Students would rather choose tuition free universities than finish their studies only to tackle loan debt afterward.

However, the good news is, you could still study in Europe for free. There are European countries with free education like Germany, Norway, and Finland. These are just three of the many choices of tuition-free universities in Europe.

Free Universities in Europe


1. University of Deggendorf – Germany

Expenses: $58 Administrative fee per semester, $90 Health Insurance fee per month, cost of living Public universities in Germany have no undergraduate fees, applicable to local and international students. The university only requires administration costs of around £150-250 ($160-260). Living costs have an estimate of around £300 ($317) /month.

2. University of Bergen– Norway

Expenses: NOK 590 ($69) nominal semester fee, cost of living The University of Bergen is a European university and a public institution that offers tuition- free quality education for all students. Miscellaneous expenses include a nominal semester fee paid to the Student Welfare Organization and for books.

3. University of Eastern Finland– Finland

Expenses: minimum of £560 ($590)/month for cost of living The University of Eastern Finland is a free university. They only require you to finance your living costs. It must be permanently available on the student’s account for the whole permit applied for. Working to finance one’s stay is not impossible.

Free Online Universities

There are endless opportunities for acquiring education. Aside from the growing number of countries in Europe with free education, you can even cut some slack on living costs by studying in an online tuition-free university. University of the People, or UoPeople, is the world’s first tuition-free, degree-granting academic institution online with the aim of giving higher education globally despite financial, geographic and societal constraints. UoPeople is an American University that operates in the state of California. It is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to award degrees. You could take Associate and Bachelor degrees in Computer, Health Science and even a Master's degree in business areas like Business Administration. 

UoPeople does not charge annual enrollment fees and study materials. Only administration and examination fees are required. These are the $60-application processing fee and $100-cost of processing exams every end of the course. UoPeople works with donors for students who are still unable to pay these fees. These donors are partner companies like Intel®, HP®, and Microsoft.


Education must be free to all aspiring students. It is everyone’s right to acquire knowledge for better career opportunities. In this modern age, innovative minds have worked with philanthropic people through large corporations to give a helping hand to struggling students. It’s the time to get free from the burden of student loans. Free tuition universities are here for you. So, which is better for you, Europe University or Tuition-free Online University? It’s a win- win situation.

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