European Countries That Offers Free College Education



International students flock to Norway to study as they get a high-quality education at little to no cost. The Norwegian government finances education with taxpayers’ money so international students along with native students can enjoy a free ride at state universities. But the catch with studying in Norway is that living expenses can be high with NOK 8,900 (approx. 1,200 GBP) needed just for subsistence per month. This will cover room and board, clothing, healthcare, transport and miscellaneous expenses.

In Norway, there are eight universities, twenty state university colleges, and sixteen private colleges. The University of Oslo, University of Bergen, University of Stavanger, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), University of Agder (UiA) and the University of Nordland are some of the tuition free universities that this Scandinavian country boasts of.

The Norwegian Universities and College Admission Service (NUCAS) is the coordinator of undergraduate admission. 

University of Oslo
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), or otherwise known as the Shanghai Ranking, has ranked it the 67th best university in the world. The University of Oslo has several outstanding academics and alumni, spanning many disciplines. The university has produced five Nobel Prize winners and is institutionally connected to some of the world’s most prestigious prizes. Between 1947 and 1989, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded at this university. Furthermore, it is the only university to host a Nobel Prize ceremony.

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