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Earn a Full Degree Overseas

Earn a Full Degree Overseas

Many students are unaware that a semester or year abroad program is not their only option to overseas study.  There are thousands of full degree opportunities available at international universities throughout the world, offering a variety of programs  and language options.

Seven reasons for why earning a full degree overseas offers many benefits to students:

 You can save pennies on the dollar studying overseas.

US students are spending anywhere from $20,000 to over $50,000 dollars a year for a college education, while German students can attend most colleges in their country for less than a $1000 dollars a year. Higher education is subsidized by the government and in some countries, tuition is free or so low it seems free.  

Students will also find that the quality of education throughout Europe rivals the United States.  Take a look at the World University Rankings and compare tuition for the top international schools with the top US schools.  You may be very surprised by what you find!

You are in school overall for a shorter period of time.

Another way students are able to save on tuition costs overseas is because you are in school for a shorter period of time overall. Most Bachelor’s degrees overseas take three years to complete, compared to a four year degree in the US. While many Master’s programs can be completed in one year.

Getting an international degree overseas can also provide huge benefits to your career over your lifetime.

An international education will become more and more valuable due in part to an expanding global economy.  In addition to academic achievement, you may also experience career advancement by distinguishing yourself from other applicants by having international experience on your resume. You can find our article about why studying overseas is good for your career, here.

You gain confidence by learning your way around a foreign city and a new culture.

Studying abroad forces you to do many things.  You are forced to encounter unfamiliar situations when living in a new environment.  You will be making new friends, talking to strangers to ask for directions or guidance, you will be faced with new challenges everyday like learning how to open a bank account or change buses.  All of these experiences will ultimately lead to an increased sense of confidence.

You’re able to immerse yourself and learn another language.

When studying abroad it is fulfilling to communicate with local people in their own language. Speaking the local language help you understand the culture and become a part of it.  Your own understanding of the world  changes as well. Speaking the local language helps you immerse yourself and become more connected to your surroundings.

You learn many new skills while studying abroad and the best way to hone them is with a part-time job or internship.

Working while studying abroad will help you hone a variety of skills and competencies that might be cross-cultural, industry-specific, or transferable. It is also something that employers back home will find very attractive on your resume.

An international degree will ultimately be a life changing experience.

Studying abroad will challenge you in many ways.  You will be academically challenged through your studies, you will discover a new location, learn a new culture, make new friends from all over the world, and you may travel. All of these experiences will ultimately lead to personal development. You will leave your study abroad experience a different person.

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Study Overseas for Free – Countries Offering Free or Low Tuition

Study Overseas for Free – Countries Offering Free or Low Tuition

There are many reasons why you should study abroad. You will learn more about yourself.  You will grow as a person and become more independent and self-reliant.  You will meet new people and make some lifelong friends.  You will learn a new language.  You will travel.  These are all great reasons. 

However, another good reason to study abroad is that you will save money on tuition fees.  Many people are unaware of the affordable college tuition rates in Europe and other countries.  In fact, in some countries international students can pursue a bachelor’s or graduate degree for free or for pennies on the dollar compared to a degree in the United States.  

If you would like to study overseas and save on tuition we have compiled a list of some countries offering FREE or low tuition fees to foreign students:


Tuition fees: For Non-EU students is free at most public universities in Germany, except for semester fees that cover administrative costs.

Private universities charge tuition fees ranging from $1500 to $12,000 (high end) USD a semester, plus administrative costs (depending on school and program of study.) However, these costs are still considerably more affordable than most bachelors or masters programs in the United States.  

Czech Republic

Tuition fees:  FREE  for Czech speakers

Do you speak Czech? A college education at a public or state institution in the Czech Republic is absolutely FREE for students of all nationalities if you speak Czech.  

Public Universities

Tuition fees for programs in English range from around $4,000 – $22,350 USD annually (depending on school and program of study.)

Private Universities

Private universities in the Czech Republic are able to set their own tuition fees.  Students can expect tuition to range from $10,000 or more per year at these institutions. 


Tuition fees: FREE for all students in EU/EEA, FREE for Non-EU/EEA international students at public and state universities

Norway is a popular destination for international students because of its quality education system. As a rule, Norwegian state universities and university colleges do not charge tuition fees to students from any country.  However, students will have to pay a semester fee of around $38 to $78 USD each semester. Students are also responsible for financing their living expenses which can be higher in Norway than in other countries.  In order to get approved for a residence permit, students are required to have around $12,000 in disposable income for the school year.  


Tuition fees:  FREE for EU/EEA students, Low tuition for Non-EU/EEA students

Tuition fees vary depending on the university and program in Sweden.  The average fee for a master’s program is around 15,932 USD.  Bachelor’s programs are generally less expensive and vary depending upon the subject.  If you will be studying bachelor’s within the Humanities/Social Sciences/Law and the Sciences your tuition fees will range from $11,000 to $20,000 USD a year.  Students are also responsible for their own living and housing expenses.


Tuition fees: Very low tuition for EU/EEA and International Students

In France, the government bears most of the cost of public higher education. France was also ranked the third most popular country for study in Europe by UNESCO.  

Public universities in France charge both EU and Non-EU students between $350 and $750 USD per year depending on whether you pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree.  However, private universities charge annual fees ranging from $1500 and up per year, depending on school and program.  Students are also responsible for their own living and housing expenses.  Aside from Paris, affordable student housing is available to students.

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