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Comparison of tuition costs of higher education around the world

Updated on July 2, 2012

Studying at university is an expensive investment. Tuition fees have a disincentive effect on the poor and middle-income students. There has been a general trend towards marked increases in tuition in recent years, even in countries where tuition fees have generally been much lower than average. For example, Canada has seen its tuition fees more than double in the last ten years.

Tuition fees can vary between courses, institutions, and whether the students are resident or international. This hub compares tuition costs of full time undergraduate programmes in America (Canada, United States), Europe (UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands), and Australia.

Northern America

United States

The tuition cost in USA varies from $5000 to $30000 per year. About $9000 for resident students and $20000 for international students.


Canadian universities are cheapest among UK, USA, Australia. Average domestic tuition is around $9,000, and international tuition around $25,500.


In recent years, the high-tax Europe has been considering reforming higher education and moving towards a system that charges users. Austria is intensely debating university tuition in the parliament. Six German states call on the parliament to terminate the piece of legislation that exempts college students from paying tuition. In addition, universities in Belgium are beginning to charge an enrolment fee of 500 euros which is same for EU and non-EU students (non-EU students are charged additional 500 euros for social security), while Holland and Italy charge an enrolment fee of 1,000-1,500 euros. Dutch universities charge students of certain departments such as business departments tuition as much as 5,000 euros and students of graduate schools tuition as much as 8,000 euros.


In UK, the maximum tuition fee amount that can be charged to EU students is £3,145 a year (increasing yearly by no more than the rate of inflation). Average tuition for domestic students is around £3000, and for international students about £10,000 a year.


€12000 (Euro) per year for international students. EU students pay € 900 registration fee.


France has 82 universities, teaching 1.5m students. All are public; none charges tuition fees; undergraduate enrolment charges are a tiny €165. All lecturers are civil servants. Universities cannot select students, who can apply only to ones near them. The results speak for themselves. Not a single French university makes it into the world's top 40 universities.

In France, there is no difference in tuition fees between European and Non-European students. Therefore, policies officially search to improve the quality of the foreign students they receive, making a selection based on excellence and discipline of study. They intend to avoid a "mass phenomenon" of unwanted students in French universities who are not highly motivated and who mainly seek to obtain a visa and to stay in France. In Britain, there is a will to attract a large number of overseas students who pay high tuition fees and who supply important funding to British higher education.


Germany universities now charge 1000 euro enrolment charge per year, regardless whether the students are from EU or non-EU countries.


Australia had free education until 1988. Across the English-speaking world, Australia imposes mid-range fees. Nowadays, most full time degree and post graduate degree cost between AUD 10000 to 20000 per annum.


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      kemi 5 weeks ago

      Am a Nigerian, I need an institution or college with lower school fees like $4000 to $5000, pls I need ur response.

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      Abdullah Clicker 10 months ago

      Nice work

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      Susan Hadfield 2 years ago

      Nearly all our best Doctors and Consultants in UK are fromAsian countries so why study here and not in own country where fees and living expenses must be cheaper.

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      Everyone here should be aware of those who said they will lend you money. All of them are fake lenders. They cannot help themselves rather than giving you loans

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      ayoola idowu 2 years ago

      pls help me,i am finding a college for international student in uk which there fee is around £2000.pls help me..................repli me on my

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      micheal 3 years ago

      am from Nigeria and i need a university or college in Europe that their tuition fee is not more than 1,500 or 2,000 dollars please i need a good

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      Sarah Forester 3 years ago from Australia

      I can definitely say you're on the mark about Australian education costs, interesting to see the differences.

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      Mecobio 5 years ago

      Funny how things are manipulating, claiming that fees increases quality. That is NOT true. First, the top-100 university ranking is done to glorify the universities in english speaking countries, where fees are the highest in the world. For example, one of the criteria is that Universities provide student accommodation. If a university has little accommodation, then that University has less point, and ended up down in the ranking. People has to realize that student accommodations are needed in countries where there exist hyper inflation in rentals, as it is found in Australia, UK, USA, etc. In many countries, the rent is very cheap, and Universities are NOT in the middle of no-where (as seen in USA, etc), but in the middle of cities, where the cost of a rent is far cheaper than student accommodations in USA, UK, etc. As you can see, pure manipulations of the data, to glorify the greedy culture found in certain countries, where university is seen as an industry, rather than a place to improve the education of the people.

      To answer some questions: If you like or speak french, go to France. They are free of charge and one of the best in the world. They have masters in english. Forget that world ranking, etc.

      By the way, with the introduction of fees, the courses become easier (stundent pay and they will move to the easier university) and the education become low-quality. It is far easier to get an A in USA than in Sweden, where EU student pay NOTHTING for education. The courses in Sweden contain more material per course than many USA universities, i.e. no easier course.

      I hope this helps.

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      JOHNSON 5 years ago

      Can anyone advise me how to transfer my study from second year to thirdin at any US or UK universities? any comments?

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      Steven Roberts Morgage 5 years ago

      This is interesting that, education in russian universities are cheaper. For example computer science engineering in tagonrog state university for radio engineering is only 1400$ per year(in english medium for 4 years) and living cost is about 1500 $ per year and there are some leading universities in russia offering aerospace,aeronautical,electrical ,mechanical,automobile,biotechnology engineering and for MBBS,BDS and other medical groups have a good quality of education in world and its cheap many foreign people like enjoying russia especially from U.S,Germany,Brazil,China,india,Mexico etc are studying here there is no trouble its really a worthfull of investing the for more information about it you can visit, russian cultural centre in you're country or mail steven_robertsmorgage or log on to: abroad, this is a good chance for africans and asians who are from average economy. German universities cost cheaper but there living expenses are higher for information you can visit DAAD in you're country or log on

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      farukul islam 5 years ago

      hi,I am Farukul islam from Bangladesh.I want to know that which country provide quality education with minimam cost.Pleas kindly e-mail me at .

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      yousuf ali 5 years ago

      I have student visa of uk for 3 years but I am hust cominf in pakistan for my mother criticcal condition without in latter of colaage no I live in pakistan last 1and half year I want to go uk for my satadies what am ido please avise and guide me may all always hapines and dua for u all if you good advise for me please.

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      Mostafa Fathi 5 years ago

      Interesting , I was Considering Studying Abroad ,And I've Been Searching For German Medical Schools , But I Want Someone's Opinion About The Living Costs And Job Opportunities There To Help Keep Up With The College's Tuition Fees , I Am Trying To Compare German Live Style With Us While Keeping In Mind Quality/Cost Ratio , Any help Would Be Appreciated .

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      Jean-Christophe 5 years ago

      I don't know where you got your fees for Canada...

      The average is $5500 for Canadians and about $15000-$20000 for foreign students...

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      louromano 5 years ago

      i am from america and want study in some good europian university but aint afford more then 1800euro per year tution fees can anyone please help me out

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      Charon 5 years ago

      Texas has the cheapest tuition for international student.

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      Samson Godson 5 years ago


      Am from Tanzania, a boy of 21yrs old. I want to go to study in USA or Canada' am currently looking for scholarship' pls for anyone who knws can help me and give some me. I will be so happy to read from anyone.

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      luke 5 years ago

      The cost of university in America is not that high. There are universities that are high, but I have friends who have 4 year degrees that cost them less than $10,000 USD.

      One obvious way that foreigners do not always know about would be clep tests. For a $0 fee you can test out of each subject. Many Americans start university in there third year because of this.

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      Farida 5 years ago

      hi my name is farida, i would like to go to France, learn french and also do a masters in Advertising need help. pls my email is Thanks

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      I want to know about aeronautical engineering b tech in McGill university Canada

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      am from Nigeria and i need a university or college in europe that their tuition fee is not more than 1,500 or 2,000 dollars please i need a good reply.....

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      Mariaam Bhatti 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very useful information,I am a student in Ireland .It is very hard to find jobs so one can save for college.I just made an application for a 3yr BA starting September 2012 to NUI Maynooth ,one of the universities in Ireland and the fees are 11 500 euro per year.I don't have that kind of money but I will keep writing to organisations to see if I can get financial help.Education affordability will always be a barrier between the rich and the poor.I wish there could be scholarships to enable the poor to make a breakthrough.

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      Aneke 5 years ago

      A Nigerian who happen to seek knowledge in one of the great universities(europe)i believe God will send a helper to

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      5 years ago

      so what's the cheapest place to go to college if you're an international student?

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      bright 5 years ago

      hello, iam a ghanaian and i want to apply for the one of the free universities.can apply through a email or agent.

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      I don't believe on what people are saying about schools in france. Email me on lets talk

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      Am Abu and am looking for a lower rate university in Denmark where i can study Business Management, because the cost of the tuition fees are too expenses. please help me look for a low rate University, here is my e-mail please i need your reply before the end of January. Thank you.

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      Am from Nigeria i want 2 study in Austria,but d tuition fee is expensive and the course i want too study r hospitality tourism in Austria.i need a cheap university

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      Iam looking for a university in Europe to study in management curses but the tuition is my problem and it is so expensive please help me to find a cheapest university in Europe countreis ( contacy with me : ) please help me

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      i want to know how to study in canada or us ????

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      priyank 5 years ago

      hey i am priyank gupta from india i m 13 years old i m searching for a school in foreign which costs near about 50000 rs. or 1000 $

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      Asad Baloch 5 years ago

      Hello how are you dear sir i am also interested to learn english language there in london but i can't afford expensive fess please help me i want to make my bright future there in london please help me i am metric passed student i passed my metric exmition in 2004 and i am still trying to go there in london thank you so much

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      I am a male Ugandan with a bachelors in pharmacists from Gulu university, i would like to commence my studies through a degree, i would need sponsorship, i cant continue due to lack of funds yet i have only studied only the 1st serminer. I will be grateful for any opportunity given to me.

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      SYED ALI ABBAS 5 years ago

      HI.............. FRIENDS I have completed my graduation in now i want to do masters in accounting and finance,i cannot such a huge fees in u.k,u.s so i have decided to go in free education universitys please advise me with the university i would be greateful yo you email address

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      faith chinyere 5 years ago

      i am 15 years old an looking for a university in nigeria but they say you can only enter a university at 17 years in nigeria.if there is any university i can enter at 15 years in nigeria please let me know

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      visit the american community forum to get the lowest tuition fee university in the world

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      christopher 5 years ago

      i am from nigeria can anybody help for admission and visa in a cheap university in europe?

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      Uche Chuks 5 years ago

      Hi, am processing my studies in georgia but am so scared cause I don't know how the quality of education and cost of living is over there is like and I want to know if I can get a work permit and a possible means to survive over there, pls anyone with useful information should pls in box me: Thanks peeps!

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      george 5 years ago

      In Nigeria getting addmission is tough,please anyone with info on schools nd countries that their fee are not More than U$3000 please send any information through my email address

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      sanal 5 years ago

      sir. i want to study in germany. but my problem is that im completed my 12th standuared so plss mail me.. about the fees and all the things.. and what course should i do.. my is

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      jeffery 5 years ago

      i have followed with keen interest on this post and they are quite educational for those of us who seek knowlwdge thank you for those who are contributing however i would llike to spell out a few miscomceptions especailly as concerns stydying in scandinavia and germany i was an exchange student in sweden and would attest that even thogh the cost of stuying in northern europe is quite low apart from sweden which has introduced rediculous fees its very hard securing student visa as i can see most people here are from develping countries lets say for example germany the cost is so low but put in in mind whether studies is for free or not the geman embassy anywhere recquires that you demonstrate that you have 720 euros every month in your own bank account for the next one year plus deposit half of this money to an account in germany that covores the cost of living even sweden before they started charging fees it was free but you have to show hat u have 7000euros in ur account to cover the cost of living same with denmark and in norway u send the money to the account there before you can be issued with visa. i guess conditions are easier for those coming from middle income or developed countrires because they can enter the schengen zone without visit visa and sort themselves out before they can acquire long stay visa more infor you can write to me

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      salome 5 years ago

      Hi I am salome from Georgia and please halp me to find university in Germany.I want to learn at faculty of phsicology.Master.about 1 or 2 year.Cost about 1000euro in year.thnx.

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      Some 1 5 years ago

      College in Finland is free... for anyone who can go there and they have English courses at many of their universities.

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      khan 5 years ago

      i read the coments of anson ( the admission in UK university i want to know the address of that university i am also interested to complete the willing coursrs from that university

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      tuka 5 years ago

      Higher education is necessary for everyone but some parties take its as oppourtunities to obtain profit from it.What is the purpose of the Ranking.If this high ranking world class universities is soo good why their graduate can't solve their country economy.A briliant graduate should create job for themselves and others.I support countries that provide free education for their citizen or foreighner.Human Capital is an asset for every countries.Not all qualified student are able to get higher education.

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      JaneZ 5 years ago

      look into The Cooper Union- free tuition, located in NYC

      for art, architecture, and engineering

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      Kumes 5 years ago

      Hi am a poor Nigerian,with a Higher natlonal diplomal.(HND) in Mechanical engr MP.Pls i need help if any! Can help me get cheap or free College,Technical or university that i can learn more pratical in any foreign countries i wil b glad.My emai;Sholly92000@gmail.Com.Or 234 08!68517335

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      Mickey™ 5 years ago

      Studying abroad is Not n will neva be a Bad idea...Bt tz Only bein wise tryin 2 avoid countries like US n UK....Like me 'm a Student of 18yrs ...Graduated 4rm Sec schl Last year wit an excellent result bt still Gettin a schlarship opportunity or Gainin admssn into a Nigerian university has been a big problem .So my advice to those wishing to study abroad is to choose Universities In countries Like Ukraine,India,Russia or Germany bt deir only probs is jst for the non-issuance of working-permit for students.Thats exactly what I wnt to do @ d moment.I have Gained admssn into a University in Ukraine,Named:-SUmy State University,Sumy State.

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      Remilekun 5 years ago

      Hi, am Remilekun from Nigeria, anybody to inbox me the cheapest university and college in europe with their cost per year, around 3000U.SD on Thanks.

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      vijay 5 years ago

      plz can u help me out by informing the tuition fees(per sem or year) for

      Auburn University

      University of Akron

      University of Houston Main Campus

      Nothern Illinois University

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      jacob 5 years ago

      Hello, please are there any good universities offering Masters (MSc or MBA) courses on Sustainability or Environmental Management in Germany? Thank you.

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      jacob 5 years ago

      Hello, please are there any good universities offering Masters (MSc or MBA) courses on Sustainability or Environmental Management in Germany? Thank you.

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      enomah uyi 5 years ago

      hello i am actually look for an inexpensive school around the putting aside africa continent

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      ark 5 years ago

      this is interesting that, education in russian universities are cheaper. For example computer science engineering in tagonrog state university for radio engineering is only 1400$ per year(in english medium for 4 years) and living cost is about 1500 $ per year and there are some leading universities in russia offering aerospace,aeronautical,electrical ,mechanical,automobile,biotechnology engineering and for MBBS,BDS and other medical groups have a good quality of education in world and its cheap many foreign people like enjoying russia especially from U.S,Germany,Brazil,China,india,Mexico etc are studying here there is no trouble its really a worthfull of investing the for more information about it you can visit, russian cultural centre in you're country or mail them info@study abroad or log on to: abroad, this is a good chance for africans and asians who are from average economy. German universities cost cheaper but there living expenses are higher for information you can visit DAAD in you're country or log on

      all the best!

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      Prince Kyei 5 years ago

      Want a college in canada with less tuition fee to study degree in nursing. I already have a Diploma and 6 semester transcripts. I'm a Ghanaian.

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      waseem 5 years ago

      hi am waseem from saudi arabia wanting to continue my education after high school want to know the cheapest universities in europe that offer my course SOFTWARE ENGINEERING and tuttion fee should be from $1,000-$3,000 pls any on e with info should pls inbox me with this ma

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      Audry 5 years ago

      hello,could please send me a list of the cheapest good undergraduate business universities in any part of London. I will be very pleased if you help........


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      sadiq 5 years ago

      hi am sadiq from Nigeria wanting to continue my education after securing A PNIIT from NIIT and woul want to know the cheapest schools in europe that offer my course SOFTWARE ENGINEERING and tuttion fee should be from $1,000-$3,000 pls any on e with info should pls inbox me with this mail

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      alex 5 years ago

      universities in Slovakia and Czech republic are still free, as in most of European countries and quality of education there is very good. It is propaganda fed to the people through the media that education if it is free is piece of crap, because it is now comodity, especially in North America. so it has to be presented as the best educational choice one can make. And let us not forget only those universities are preffered amongst employers. What a bunch of crap. Long live propaganda in this world:).

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      Muhammad Ashraf 5 years ago

      Hello... I would like to apply for Bachelor`s Programme in Austrian university. can anybody tell me that can i apply the above degree after 15 years, because i have finish my higher secondary school certificate in 1996 and after that i have not get any education / certification till now 2011.

      please reply me with your kind suggestions at

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      Shihabeddein 5 years ago

      could someone make a list of countries that has no tuition for study ?

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      Kizyte 5 years ago

      Visit for information about all country universities and colleges.

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      Umar 5 years ago

      Germany is offering more than 1000 master degree courses which are taught entirely in english... visit dont waste ur money on UK , USA, CANADA or Australia they are only selling education...DAAD is german academic exchange service and it also offers scholarships for master and PhD students...if u need any information on how to secure admission then pls contact me through e-mail, i'll be happy to help u...

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      Adeel 5 years ago

      Hi I am Adeel. I am looking for some sffordable universities particularly in Birmingham, UK. I want to go for post graduate course(MBA). Can anyone tell me which would be the most affordable and reasonable university/institute in birmingham, UK.

      My email is

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      Prince MaRio 5 years ago

      hi my friends, i am 17 and looking for some cheap colleges or universities in Europe, please if it possible help me.

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      GV 5 years ago

      Reply @ catherine n

      Get a Job, Learn for yourself (not a joke)

      University does not teach you anything, you learn for yourself!

      Think of it as a Gym for your brain... you can do the exercise without going to the Gym.

      It does however provide you with the certification (degree) that you can do the job, but NOT that you know how to do it!

      There are solutions:

      1. Go to France. It will take you 6 months to learn french if you avoid speaking English and you go in a French school. The school and the university are both free!!

      2. Go to Denmark....its also free :)

      possibly many other countries.... basically everywhere will be cheaper than £9k UK will cost now.

      By the way...I love Scotland for their standing up against the fees!!!

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      GV 5 years ago


      Ecole Normale Supérieure


      Ecole Polytechnique

      Both in the top 40 list for many years now!

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      naison makonese 5 years ago

      hie everyone l am Naison and l m studying portuguese language at the university of Zimbabwe .what l want are your opinions for studying portuguese while l am a zimbabwean ,l mean what are the benefits?

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      catherine n 5 years ago

      Tuition fees for 2012 entry in the UK (for home/EU students) have been whacked up to £9,000/year in most good universities. The course I want to do is four years with a year abroad, add on about £8,000 per year for accommodation/food/subsistence and the amount of unavoidable debt I'll have is horrifying, it could be as much as £70,000.

      I'm 17. My entire life savings would pay for about 5 weeks of university. What the hell am I, and other average working-class people in the UK like me, supposed to do?

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      Tiago Figueiró 5 years ago

      I am a portuguese student. I work in a call center for 300€ a month. Tuition fees in Portugal are the same for every University: 999€. I don't live with my parents. How are we supposed to study?

      The minimum wage in Portugal is 485€ and most people's income is somewhere between 485 and 550€. Tell me this isn't a third-world country!!

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      Amos 5 years ago

      Hello everyone pls am an international student and would like to in London. Anyone with how i can get loan should contact

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      kayiira francis 5 years ago

      just some one there that can help me with tution to start university, from anywhere any how. my email is you guys and ladies.

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      TaiwanSteve 5 years ago

      Re: US universities, same old problem of non-American's understanding US university tuition. The issue is not one or nationality, it is one of residence. To attend universities in a state of which you are not a resident, you pay the same rate as a non-American. Public universities discount to residents from that state who have paying into the state's coffers through taxes - - states provide a return on investment to their own residents. Don't raise the nationality discrimination flag! There are other places in the world you're more likely to encounter discrimination due to nationality.

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      harsha 5 years ago

      hai..this is harsha from india...please send me names of universities in europe(germany,denmark) that offer master degree programs in business management administration.i can pay up to 10000$ including tuition fee+living+food+aircraft .And also the program is taught in me plz...


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      Pffft. 5 years ago

      This is BS. Most German universities don't charge any tuition, regardless if you are a EU or non EU citizen. Only a few states do charge 500 euros per semester, and they're even cutting back on that.

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      boamah_david 5 years ago

      am boamah (Ghana)

      am looking for any good university in CANADA that under take MBA in Economics and the mode of payment of the fees.

      my mail

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      qaiser 5 years ago

      how much cost of universities in Denmark r Sweden

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      Vinay 5 years ago

      Hi guys,i am vinay from(gujarat) india.i did my graduation in b.b.a. I am preparing to go abroad for my studies to make advance my carrier.i am totally depend on my financial condition was not good.i am looking the good university with less tuition total budget was rs $20000.(including my living expences,tuition fees,airfare).many people suggest me that canada is best.some says australia,i m totally fed up.guys please help me...i want to go abroad for study also to do good job opportunity there to help my parents in india..

      My email id is

      HELP !!

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      Chelsea 5 years ago

      I'm about to graduate with my BS in Geological Engineering attending the Colorado School of Mines, and may I just say that I have invested well over $200,000 in tuition, fees, books, and housing. (And I lived with my parents over the summer essentially expense-free!) It kills me to hear European students complaining about your meager tuition fees.

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      Vinay 5 years ago

      Hi guys,i am vinay from(gujarat) india.i did my graduation in b.b.a. I am preparing to go abroad for my studies to make advance my carrier.i am totally depend on my financial condition was not good.i am looking the good university with less tuition total budget was rs $20000.(including my living expences,tuition fees,airfare).many people suggest me that canada is best.some says australia,i m totally fed up.guys please help me...i want to go abroad for study also to do good job opportunity there to help my parents in india..

      My email id is

      HELP !!

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      t-brown 5 years ago

      pls, Jay can you come out open with me... I need you to enlighting me about the us financial aids packages.. Here is ma email...


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      sam 5 years ago

      hey guys.I'm a european resident looking for a two year master in the US but I got informed that the cost of both living and studying there is approximately 80.000 up to 100.000.Is this true?

      Also, does anyone know how much will a two year master in McGill University in Canada cost,including both living costs and university's fees?

      Thank you

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      ibekwe 5 years ago

      am ibekwe uchechukwu.a nigerian.looking for elect elect engineerin or 9ice engineerin course in netherland or finland low tution fees university.pls any body with information can call me on 07062686352.or email

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      Livia Anthes 5 years ago

      Many people think that since Europe has cheaper tuition, their quality of education is also lower than the US or UK. That's a huge misconception. Students cannot simply buy themselves into university like they can in North America - their academic performance plays a major part in enrollment. Here in Canada, as long as I have the money, I can get into uni with a 60% average. The European programs are shorter and more intensive - they actually teach students what they need to know and don't waste time and money on petty elective subjects that have nothing to do with their career!

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      Indian Ladka 5 years ago

      every body is talking about France not making in top 40... have u gyus heard of Insead?

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      anson alice 5 years ago

      I am Miss Anson Alice,a resident of Ontario, Canada. i just got admission into one of the cheapest universities in the UK, believe me its very easy securing admission even if you are non-EU student. for information on how to secure an admission into any american and UK universities, contact me:

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      Muhammad Imran 5 years ago

      I have completed M.B.A (Marketing. Now i want to get PhD in Marketing from Germany within range 1000$ fee per year.

      Reply on this E-mail abm200706@YAHOO>COM

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      Nicholas 5 years ago

      Wouao, this thread has been going on for three years!!!!!

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      abdullah 5 years ago

      hello please send me names of universities in europe that offer undergraduate programs in business adminstraion,commerce...etc with tuition fee of around 1000$-4000$ yearly also the program is taught in english

      my email:

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      Ana 5 years ago

      This article is really bringing me down... I'm moving to France this year to stay near my family and I was hoping to enroll once again in university, as i had to withdraw from university in Portugal, but i really wouldn't want to lower my standards :( I don't understand how can everyone enroll, don't their grades matter?

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      Dawuda Adeyinka Ismail 5 years ago

      please, i am a Nigerian and need information about universities in Canada with cheap tuition fees for international students Graduate Studies (Masters). Please do contact me on if you can help me out

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      jay 5 years ago

      @originalnaijaboy....shut up! u make the country great papa follow share the loot? stop deceiving urself, am sure yhur father is one of the top ranks....

      @odas....usa is actually expensive but there are great financial aid packages...i got a great one

      if u can deal with racism and unemployment, u can try malaysian...

      ukraine is pretty good bt rem, their degree doesn't hold too much water

      canada is also a great place to study!

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      nambili samuel 5 years ago

      hey, this good platform....i rather go 2scandinavia, canada, phillipine or malaysia thse re the cheapest countries on earth in terms of education

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      Original Naija boy 5 years ago

      Hey you guys ,you better stay in your country,especially those of you in Nigeria and try make it a better country.Have you not heard the country,former speaker embezelled 10 billion dollars;He is about to use the money to create employment.So don't think of going out of the country anymore.

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      Snidely Wiplash 5 years ago

      Well I wouldn't listen to Artur, not only does he have horrible grammar, even as an obvious as it is that it is a second or third language. but he seems to be mixed up.

      Pretty red, white and blue eh? Maybe where he is from its easier to hate people because of where they are from, but if you can't make the cut, you can either just be angry, go to an easier school, or study harder. Truth is, this article has some opinions present, but when something is stated as fact, it is. For example, as of the time this article was written, the university of paris wasn't in the top 40 and only got into the top 40 for one year after. Its kind of saying a lot that the country of France, whose capital is over 2000 years old, actually doesn't have a top 40 school. It does bring into question the quality of the system as it were and, in evaluation, is as "objective" as it ought to be in the circumstance as per explanation. I have been to university on both continents North America and Europe) and there is a huge difference in the mentality. I searched around Europe and finally decided on a city, only to find it so dissapointing, no social life, no real campus even. If you want to be immersed in learning, as well as other activities good or bad, :) I think the U.S. is a great place to experience for Uni. Plus you will get way more from that experience in the long run.

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      David  6 years ago

      Hello .

      I am David , from Albania .

      I would like to attend a German University , but

      I don't know the cost of living and studying .

      Anyone can help me ?? Please .

      Subject I want to study is Medicine.

      City : Berlin

      Country : Germany

      e-mail me :

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      Kim 6 years ago

      "Last year, the average annual university tuition reached 7.5 million won for private schools and 5 million won for state schools." This is from the "Korea Herald" ( which, though, also says that ROK higher education tuition is the second highest among OECD countries. (1,100 won are about US $1.)

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      Imran 6 years ago

      Hi I am Imran from Sri Lanka. I have completed my first year in Business Administration and hoping to go to London to study for the second and third years. I am looking for a cheap college in London which is affiliated to a good university. If any of you guys know any good colleges please let me know. ( Thank You.

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      Dan 6 years ago

      Hi, I'am Dan from Nigeria. I completed my Secondary Education some yrs back with first-rate result, following the financial difficulties that I experienced after my graduation, then I had to drift into business. Now the burning passion I have for Education is causing sleeplees night to me. I never travel out of my country, now that I've come of age I'd like to travel so that I can have wide knowledge of life and also learn about other culture of the world. Which country can I find it easy to travel and get admission into University with cheap tuition,fees,feeding,accommodation and at the same time stand a chance to have working permit so that I can finance my academics succefully. Thanks, (

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      Artur Burghardt 6 years ago

      University of Oslo in Norway - Most courses can be done in English (if language is an issue). Free tuition at bachelor and master level. thogh for your living expenses its like everywhere, you have to work part-time :P

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      raza baloch 6 years ago

      Artur Burghardt you said right but which country is best for poor students like me to have their higher education except america,and uk

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      Artur Burghardt 6 years ago

      Ok. Now the listen. Dont let American or UK Universities ripp you off!

      If you want to study somewhere in GB , go to

      Scotland: St. Andrews, Edingburgh or other Universities charge only 1,800Pounds.-> for people who speak English

      In Switzerland: The Fees are between 400 - 4000. Fribourg, St.Gallen, Zürich, Lutzern,Lausanne ect. living costs are expensive though -> For people who speak French or German

      In Germany: In 2/3 of the Country its free now or maybe like in whole Germany as there was a change in political power in some "Bundesländer" -> For people who speak German

      In the Netherlands: Tuition is something about 1500 euros. Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Maastrich. All good universities. -> For Englisch speaking (or dutch :P)

      In Sweden Tuition is Free/Zero, too.

      When i was studying in St.Gallen i had the chance to visit the ETH Zürich and University of Zürich,then i visited the London School of Economics, and i thought what the.... The education in economics was....well not bad, but it was WORSE and EASIER then the economics classes in St.Gallen and Zürich. Some people even made jokes about it, that Economics in Konstanz (German uni) is harder than at LSE. This is why i always get angry when some people from UK/USA look down on European universities, because they dont charge so much money from their students and sentences like "i guess the education is worser than in the UK" or things like "your universities have to be bad then?" Hell NO. The Quality of Education is LOWER in the USA and the UK. Once talked to a rich boy about Harvard, where he did his undergrad and he said "the first year in Harvard was like doing my abitur in 13th grade (he came from Munich BTW - school goes till 13th grade here) -

      *irony on*this is what i call quality*irony off* god..this is why i hate english and americans. narrow minded and dont have a clue about how the world works.

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      will  6 years ago

      hi i was just wondering would it be cheaper to study in australia now the fees have gone up in the UK ? i have looked at some prices and seem to be confused about the australian prices:

      what do both these prices mean?

      undergraduate Indicative Student Contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place:

      $5,493 per 1 EFTSL

      Undergraduate Indicative Tuition Fee for an International Fee Paying Place:

      $29,280 per 1 EFTSL

      I live in the UK and im very confused of which category i fall under because to be honest i really don't want to be paying 29,280 a year !!

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      faheem 6 years ago

      Nice post. In Europe, Finland and Norway still provide free education but living cost is quite high

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      Kabir 6 years ago

      i want to study in France, but i have no idea about university cost in France. i already complete BBA. now i desire to complete MBA. so i want to know total education cost in France. Im non EU student. if anybody know about France, please inform me in my mail address. My mail:

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      Paris, France 6 years ago

      This a very interesting article. Just to confirm what is written about my wonderful country, France : I have a family which is very poor and France gave me the possibility to have a great chance (like the other poor students). Each month I received 500 euros to study and I paid no fees (only 5 euros a year). My studies in Law were great (five years and a year in London) and I really thank the french revolution to have fought for Education.

      I am really shocked when I see how people are ready to pay just to buy their diplomas. In France, the level are really hard, and you could not buy your diploma, you will have to work. If you work, you will deserve it. In comparison with my year in London, I have understood how I was better than the foreign students I met...

      The French universities are losing their strength in becoming like the other universities in the world (US, UK etc) whereas the best would be the opposite. We don't care about "ranks", we just want to improve ourselves and try to play a role in the world. Serving people is just horrible and everyone has the right to evolve. Everybody should fight in their contries for a fundamental right of education ! Vive la France !

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      Paris 6 years ago

      This a very interesting article

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      JENNIFER T 6 years ago

      please i need help,i want to find out any english speaking countries that have the cheapest fees for non EU is my email..JABAZUWA@ROCKETMAIL.COM

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      JENNIFER T 6 years ago

      please i need help,i want to find out any english speaking countries that have the cheapest fees for non EU student.

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      ojonuba samuel 6 years ago

      hw do they want us to cope with this.. the rates are too high for the international student

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      superstar 6 years ago

      Could you give the list of university in Europe who charges only 500 - 1500 euro for enrollment letter cause i could'nt find any university less than 5000 euro please help.

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      Pat 6 years ago

      If global dominance depends upon educated work force, those nations offering free tuition for higher education are well positioned to usurp the dominance America once had because of its commitment to education. Use it or lose it mentality will work to place obstacles against America without continued commitment to low cost universal education. It is the reason America has maintained its supremacy until now but will rapidly lose that promise by burdening schools with private tuition costs in excess of those around the globe. When milking the cow is free in other countries, why should Americans pay?

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      TABINGWA MENTA 6 years ago

      iam tabingwa from uganda currently in my final year at campus getting done in may this year.please i would like to know the real truth coz am confused.of recent, iwent on the university of saskathchewan website and saw that tuition for international students begins from 2000 dollars is this really true coz would like to enroll in one of the canadian universities for my masters after here.myt 4ne number is +256773423856 and email is iwill be grateful to who ever shall respond to me. God bless you

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      Tagbo ejike 6 years ago

      Am a Bsc graduate of Applied microbiology and brewing from a nigerian university(NAU). However,i would like to know all details such as (tuition fees,student visa, living expenses and job opportunties) concerning masters degree programme in brewing science/tech or biotech in regards.

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      susan 6 years ago

      hello people u ok

      am just looking for an assistance for the cheapest university in norway can any one let me know please to be less than $5000.

      Track ma email trishia13tz

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      CHRIS57 6 years ago from Northern Germany

      I am very much irritated by the last comment from dutchmann2.

      It appears to me that many bureaucratic obstacles are put in the way of willing and abled young foreigners, who apply for education in Germany.

      I am German, i can see the society ageing and my sympathy is close to nil if bureaucrats try to keep people out of the system. Germany needs all the young and abled people they can get a hold of, and it is my understanding that academic education is an invitation and not an exemption.

      Only for one thing i ask all to understand the situation. You absolutely have to speak German. It may not be obvious and don´t understand it wrong, but that keeps educational and cultural habits in a healthy distance from anglo-saxon thinking, especially when it comes to economic viewpoints.

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      dutchmann2 6 years ago

      hi guys,

      i tried applying to german universities in 2009.

      After so much search, I found some which matched my needs.

      The setback was, i was being asked for a proof of proficiency in

      Deutsche language, which I didn't have.

      To obtain the requirement, I decided to start a search on language schools

      in Germany which will be fast and pocket friendly.

      As you would expect, i found some which were just ok. Then, I was ready to make

      my payment to the school, but I was being advised about accommodation.

      It was at that time I realised that Germany is expensive! You can imagine paying

      200euros monthly for a shared apartment, no food included!

      I explained this to my dad and he said i should go on with it, no kwams.

      I visisted the embassy's website and found the checklist for student visa.

      I posted the necessary documents to their Lagos office and I didn't get

      a reply or invitation for interview.

      Throughout all this processings, i was posting to some forum i had to join for advice and experience which i didn't get anyway. It was from the forum i was told that i have to open a bank account with Deutsche Bank in Germany and that takes more than a month while my language school was going to start some weeks later.

      I rushed to the embassy to do that but i was told that will be impossible because of the date on my confirmation for payment of registration fees sent to me by the school.

      That ended everything and i just proceeded with the processing of my current university in Nigeria. The short and long of everything is that, if you'll be choosing Germany, you have to book like a year and half for embassy stuffs(to be on the very safe side) and the language course plus accommodation, nothing less than #2m.

      My contribution.

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      Kaypassy 6 years ago

      To study is not easy anymore.I got a partial schorlaship 2 study in uk but couldn't carry on b/c d remaining fees is still too much for me.pls if anybody can advise me on how to get a school that pays 2500$ per year downwards in Europe,contact me: I'm close to the breaking point.

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      Vicky 6 years ago

      Well studying and living in Germany isn't that expensive irfan... first of all, tution fees vary from 0 euro to about 800.. depending on in which ''Bundesland'' you want to study (

      And even in really expensive cities they have special student accommodation for about 200-250,- (where i study, foreign students even get a plus when searching for a room...)

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      irfan 6 years ago

      hey david i need to know more information about study in germany can u plz guide in that

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      Burhan 6 years ago

      I am boy 21 year old finished my "O"level in 2005 am in Somali having no education so I want to be help that study ahead to build my feature later on Assistance is highly appreciated my contact phone no:0724962100 email: xueen_76@

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      shan 6 years ago

      hec is very bad

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      David 6 years ago

      Hi, I am German and study in Germany.

      Concerning all those comments about Germany, I really want to let you know: What some people right about German university fees, cost of living, government financial aid and so on is not true! First, you almost always have to speak German to be accepted, plus you can´t in general apply to a GGerman university directly if you are a non-Eu foreigner.

      Then, in general you have to pay 500 euros a semester plus administrative fees, in one very important region (Land) with lots of universities, non -Eu foreigners have to pay more than 1450 euros a semester.

      Most foreigners don´t have any right to receive governmental financial aid.

      Living in Germany is by far not as cheap anymore, food prices and rents have risen considerably. It used to be cheaper than in other European countries to study, but nit anymore. In cities with a good college reputation, you easily pay 400 euros por a room , plus gas, internet etc.

      Many foreign students don´t finish their studies and leave with money lost and frustrated. Many don´t integrate well enough or have problems learning and understanding Germans. Statistics tell a lot, plus I have made my own experiences.

      I´d suggest France and Scandinavian countries since Scandinavian countries have extensive financial aid programs for non-Eu citizens.

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      Bob 6 years ago

      For Canada, saying "Average domestic tuition is around $9,000 is a bit uninformative. Most tuitions in Ontario (largest province) are around 6k, but some such as Queens and McGill are higher, and also depends on what the course is. What makes it more expensive is wanting or needing to attend a distant university meaning that residence costs of about 7k must be added. This brings the total (incl books, sundries, transport, etc.) to say 15k give or take a couple of k.

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      Rashid Tambuli 6 years ago

      Hey i am a malawian studying towards my final year of college in june 2012. I want to continue my studies in august of 2012 in masters of business administration in any college of America. Am looking for a cheap state university that i can afford.even if someone can volunteer himself/ herself to pay for me i can be e-mail address is

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      hasna 6 years ago

      hey i was to do my master of science degree in abroad can anyone suggest me which country is much less expense to complete my course...mail me to

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      oiloiliol 6 years ago

      please can some get university in Germany that cost $800 and below per semester for international student.

      please mail me on

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      Nitesh 6 years ago

      Dear sir ,i am nitesh frm india.i compelet my b.pharm.i want to study in germany in ms pharmacy.plz give me information about free tutuion fees ya sponser for my education.plz contact



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      Pants 6 years ago

      Ms Anna the private schools in Ireland are not as good as the free public ones, it's true also that in Ireland people see the private colleges as inferior. It's perceived that rich kids can buy a degree because they couldn't get a place in one of the real colleges.

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      Vanessa 6 years ago

      Rahuljan, as of today tuition fee's tripled in the uk, it now costs between £6,000 - £9,000.

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      Rahul 6 years ago

      Hello People,

      This is addressed to every one who can possibly help/assist me in finding the right university for me.

      I am an Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer from India and I want to pursue my further studies in either Masters of Science related to my field or an 1-yr to 16 months MBA from either of these countries US, UK, AUS, NZ.

      I do not have sufficient finance to fund my education, hence I will be applying for a bank loan of around 8laks INR, i.e. $17,740.00 for the entire tenure.

      You can post your comment on my email-id: or you can even speak with me: +91-9029674675.

      I hope for a positive response.

      Thank You,

      Rahul V.

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      nicnac 6 years ago from Ireland

      I think it is important also to be aware of the price that comes with going to university outside of the actual tuition fees... in Ireland, a lot of people end up working constantly to support themselves in college and pay rent , or need to borrow from parents. A lot of people need to move away from home, and with the way our government is going, attentding university for some families is becoming a luxury rather than something they can expect to be part of.

      Good hub and interesting to see the differences in parts of the wokld, thanks.

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      NAVD 6 years ago

      dear respective personnel, i completed my o'levels in 2004( 8 subjects) 4 As,3 Cs,1 D.. and later on i completed my A'"levels in 2006 (1B and 1 D). I got all As in maths in o'level and B(maths) in Alevel.

      i already studied in east-west university ( in bangladesh), starting from 2006 octobor to 2009 september..

      i have completed 58 creidits..with cgpa 2.2 (out of 4)

      now im styding in Binary university ( puchong,malaisia),transfering all the credits to malaisia, from march 2010- till now, i have completed their second year 1st semester ..(5subjects) i am doing another 5 subjects( 2nd year 2nd semester)(aug- jan). the result will be out in feb/march,2011... I got 1 A, 2B,2C... in the 1st semester in Binary University College...and i hope to get kind of same result in this current semester too....

      NOW, i want to change this institute(Binary University College)(for i Want to gain more and diversed experience in life).... and pursue the "only last year" of your BBA(bachelor of business/management ( degree prograame) in your university..

      Thats the whole point... i just want to study the very last year only....

      In order to get an offer letter from you, what should i do now? and is there any chance of getting admission in jan/feb/march(2011) session? how much credit transfer is possible? i got 6 in ielts..few months back.. i neeed good suggestions.. please ask if u hav a question

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      Mellina 6 years ago

      The numbers are way wrong for Canada. The most you will pay as a non-international undergrad is around $7000CAD. Average is about $5000CAD. I've never heard of a university here that charges $9000CAD.

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      john 6 years ago

      hey for those with questions check out - - you may get the info you are looking for

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      Ifyhit 6 years ago

      please can anyone help me with the cheapest university in France and Garman. i have an ND result in Computer Science.

      Can i use it to switch to a foreign university and can i apply for work permit as a student.

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      tommyfrnd 6 years ago


      i am indian living in ksa how much will it cost(tution+living) in usa for a btech degree in a college..........

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      kola 6 years ago

      The person that said Louisiana College is a ridiculously low price is WRONG. They must have a scholarship or financial aid they are unaware of. It you look it up, the tuition is around $10,000 yearly (both residential and non-residential fee for American citizens). Also, my aunt and uncle attended this school and it was NOT that cheap. I lived in Louisiana for three years, searching out a university/college and if it were true (that tuition was 2600 bucks), I definitely would have attended it. Almost all my relatives live in that state and have their entire life (first generation moved there in 1810), I was born there, and most of my family still lives there. If there were a college offering that kind of a sweet deal, I would definitely be aware of it.

      They are either referring to Louisiana College (a private Christian college) or LSU (tuition is even higher here).

      Also, I would avoid Louisiana at ALL cost with the exception of New Orleans. All the other colleges/universities in that area are VERY unkind to transfer students (I had 77 credits, most would only take 20 with the exception of University of New Orleans (65)). Everywhere else I have gone (Texas, Alaska, Arizona, etc~ They will all take around 67 or more of the credits).

      The cost of tuition in the USA is ridiculous.

      Alaska has cheap universities, but the kicker is with Alaska you have to wait TWO years before you can be qualified as a resident if you are already an American citizen (most other states, the wait is one year). I know UAF has a good exchange program so I would check into that if you are looking internationally. Of course, Fairbanks gets super cold and dark. I don't know how cheap it is, though.

      I will look into UC, thanks for the head's up.

      I don't care if France's unis are supposedly not superb, I think the USA is charging way too much and I don't think all the unis here are providing quality education at all.

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      GPA Calculator 6 years ago

      A great addition to this hub would be a comparison of cost of colleges in America. I thin UC is the best bargain in the US.

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      BOB 6 years ago

      I think that it's a good thing to go to university but we still need people to do all the smaller jobs! like if everyone goes to college and they go for hugher jobs and bussinesses then whos all gonna do the smaller jobs, like make the buildings and resturaunts and welding and stuff!!! this world would be nowhere wth out all tge small jobs! we need small jobs to make big jobs possible

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      jake 6 years ago

      I am an international student from the U.S. looking to find a decent university somehwere in Europe that is of low cost for international students. A state university here for me would run about 5,000-11,000 dollars anually and private institutions running from 26,000-40,000 dollars anually. looking to finish my higher education for the next two years and obtain my BA in History accompanied by a new living experience in another country

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      jilsy 6 years ago

      please turn your googles to The Philippines (Manila), standard English instructions...2 grand$ per semester may land you to better private universities or even to the one older than Harvard. gotcha $200 per semester or less if you could hurdle admission reqs to state univs.

      how lucky Filipinos are when they inherited the mix of best influences of American and European school system!

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      naveedakram 6 years ago


      i am naveed 37 male from Lahore Pakistan i have 2 diploma in horticulture i want more education in agriculture i am poor man plz tell any univ there i com higher education hope some friend will my help . + 92 300 8031179

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      Praloup 6 years ago

      All these international league-tables are basically meaningless. At best, they are of some interest to the top 2 or 3% of the world's students. At worst, they are rather arbitrary and pretty misleading. They are mostly concerned about which universities get the best applicants, and therefore the "best" results, and as such they create self-fulfilling prophesies. They are guides to help tomorrow's super-elites (the top bankers, business leaders, politicians) make sure that they have the right letters on their visiting cards, and can cosy in with the right fraternities that guarantee rapid access to cushy jobs, inflated salaries, and golden bonuses; they have little to do with (and are not in the least interested in) the other 97% of higher education, the colleges and universities that train the millions of graduates, ordinary scientists, managers, teachers, technologists, and all the rest who actually make our modern societies work. Which probably means you, reader !

      Shanghai and other league tables have blinded many of those in charge of universities. In the UK, the whole university system has become infatuated with money, to the point where Vice Chancellors pay themselves and their cronies mega salaries (far more than in most other parts of Europe), while reducing full-time academic staff and replacing them with inexperienced and underpaid graduate teaching assistants. The few get fatter, the many get poorer. And now, because they've got accustomed to the gravy train, lavish new buildings and expense accounts, they want the government to let them double student tuition fees to pay for it all, "so that UK universities remain among the best in the world". Best eh? Poshest, maybe, most expensive no doubt. But best? For the lucky few, of course ...

      Many of the remarks about the French university system in this forum are clearly made by people who know little or nothing about the subject. True, no French unis get into the "Shanghai 100", but that is not their role in life. The French university system is geared to educating large numbers of undergraduates, not to producing cosseted elites. Shanghai and other league tables are seen by most French academics as an irrelevance.

      For anyone interested, here's some more information:

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      Doc Cobbs 6 years ago

      I am 86 years old. I received a BA-BS degree in Virginia for $123 a semester. Gi Bill paid attendance at Columbia in NYC for journalism..went to France and obtained THREE doctorats d'universite, medecin, linguistics, law history for minor fees to the nine univerity restaurants were $15 a month. Thank God for France!

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      sen2paco 6 years ago

      y r u pple disturbing urself..dying to study in uk n us unis where ur not welcome..

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      Caligari 6 years ago

      I think Germany wins overall for the best value for your money. A few years ago Sweden since it was free there, but now the fees are as high as the UK for non-EU students. The US and UK have most of the top universities, but the cost is out of reach for most people (domestic or foreign). Here's a list of university rankings worldwide:

      The French fees are low, but they only have a few stand-out universities and they are extremely difficult to get into.

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      chim 6 years ago

      i am looking for a cheap university in Canada that offers medicine at about $3000

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      Annonymus 6 years ago

      Hello, I am new here.

      There is some information that I would like to know and it would be really helpful for me.

      I am international student and I am now in calgary. The weather is freezing here, although it is fall season . I don't know how will i servive in winter . (but if my life benefit here is good i wll try my best to fight back this horrible weather condition)

      I am planning of going to Norwich (INTO than to UEA) for my education and after that i would like to reamain in England. But I don't want things to turn out worst. So I would like to know the expenses and benefits for lifelong plan in England Vs Canada. I got an offer from my immigration consular in Canada that after I finish my university, they offer me to give me work permit and after having work permit for one and a half year i can apply for PR. I also heard that Citizens in canada have more benefits than citizens in England.

      So please help me decide about remaining in Canada or moving out to England?

      Thanks a lot .

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      noigraud 6 years ago

      Hello, I've finished a bachelor's IT degree in australia and it was expensive, and extremely disappointing. Not only you get a poor education but it's also one of the most expensive places to go to study. I would however suggest going Singapore, Malaysia and places like that, although you won't be able to have a work permit, it is very cheap, and standards are high, as far as technology related studies are concerned. Good luck !

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      Aravin 6 years ago

      hi i want to go to aboard for my master degree in biotechonlogy. Please tell me the top 100 universities and their tuition fees. My mail id is

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      damola bamidele adesola 6 years ago

      hello fear i am from nigeria i belong to poor family i want to study in any international university i want to get the student visa anyone tell me the best and cheap university which help me for study my mail is

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      JohnJ121 6 years ago

      Interesting article, I thought the UK would be the cheapest but in fact France is much more value. Is their quality of degrees and on par with top standards?

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      NELSON PIERRE 6 years ago

      Whatever the aguements may be, French Universities remains the best in the world. A child brought up in France is far more better off than an american child.

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      usman bajwa 6 years ago 4rm pakistan.i wan 2 study in uk.i hve heard dat london is very expensive.will anyone plz give me info regarding the tuition fees in uk.......????

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      khanal madan 6 years ago

      i am from nepal and i am having my bachelor degree from here but i am not satisfied by here study so i want to have my master degree in hospitality management from EU countries but i am not quite able to find it.please help me out from this reason.

      my email is

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      Karthik 6 years ago

      Thanks it's very useful for me please tell me is it compulsory to learn german if i want to study in germany

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      Stacey 6 years ago

      I don't know about some of these stats, but I know for a fact that the stats about America and Germany are wrong. I attend Louisiana State University, and our tuition is around $2600, which was only about $2100 in 2007.

      And I studied abroad at the Philipps-University Marburg and there is no tuition there, only a "Semesterbeitrag" (Semester contribution) of around 250 Euro. Each school in Germany charges a different amount of fees, ranging from 100 to 1000 Euro.

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      muhammad 7 years ago

      hello fear i am from pakistan i belong to poor family i want to study in any international university i want to get the student visa anyone tell me the best and cheap university which help me for study my mail is

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      aha 7 years ago

      such a bore.

      but i would like to comment that ask a scientist or academic about reputations of french universities, not some stupid reporters who have no idea what is education.

      those rankings are totally bullshit, based largely on 'endowments' and such. of course you got to have money to continue running the school, but the public universities obviously won't have as much 'endowments' as the stinking rich ivy leagues.

      France has produced a huge number of the world's best mathematicians, for example. of course, if you're getting an MBA, go to one of the stupidly expensive US programs.

      the US has a large number of excellent schools, but they wouldn't make such a lame claim that they're excellent because they are ranked at so and so number by some stupid magazine.

      If the french education were so poorly organized, Boeing wouldn't have to worry about Airbus, let's just say.

      schools like OXCam are overrated and bizarre places.

      you can go to the most expensive school and remain a moron, a rather fair evaluation based on G W Bush, for example.

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      niyas 7 years ago

      i want the comparison of fee with indian rupees

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      waheed.ali 7 years ago

      hi i am from india.Want to study in abroad .will u plz give information regarding free education .I have completed my gradution this year. i am very great ful to u if u provide suitable information .plz give me countries providing free education.

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      Minna Wurster 7 years ago

      Very concrete and useful article. I would like to add that students should look not only information about studies cost in the specific country, but also, about special governments debts for students.

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      RAJ PATEL 7 years ago

      hi i am from india.Want to study in abroad .will u plz give information regarding free education .I have completed my gradution this year. i am very great ful to u if u provide suitable information .plz give me countries providing free education.

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      Harsh Vardhan Kalia 7 years ago

      Respected sir. I am Harsh Vardhan Kalia. I am form India. I have three year diploma in Electronics and communication engineering. I got 6.0 scores in IELTS.I want to study in Germeny's cheapest college. Because i am not able to pay high tution fees because i am finencially poor.I want to study.Pleae guide me. Thanks a lot

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      Waleed Hashim 7 years ago

      I m from Pakistan,,,,Looking for cheap Uni. In U.S.

      I Can afford Max. Fee 6000$/year,, can can any one tell me.........?

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      Luli 7 years ago

      The Canadian stats are not accurate at all. Quebec residents would pay around 3k a year (30 credits over 2 semesters) for a BSc degree at McGill. Other (non-QC) Canadians aroun 7k and internationals 23k for the same program. Note that QC has agreements with many french speaking countries and the residents of these countries would pay the same rate as the quebecers. Also, in case you take french as a minor you qualify for lower rates. Those that are interested in applying would double check i suppose!

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      Elisa 7 years ago

      I'm not sure how accurate the Canadian stat is...

      I live in Ontario and I pay about $5,000 in tuition and most universities in Ontario are about the same. I have never ever seen a $9,000 tuition for a domestic student that is not doing a professional degree such as medicine. International student fees are ridiculous though.

      Stats from StatsCan on Average Tuition in Canada:

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      Hembi Innocent 7 years ago

      I am looking for an university

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      Imon Malik 7 years ago

      can any one tell me which canadian university is better for me???

      i am Graduate BSCS...and wana go to Canada For MS....

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      olajide israel 7 years ago

      you should be thankful for getting admission in Europe at least its still better than our uni in Nigeria, please do you have any information on how i can apply to schools in Europe for my masters... I dont mind.thank you

      please reply to ...

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      Insofar 7 years ago

      My boyfriend got PAID to go to University.

      I love Social Democracy.

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      Guest 7 years ago

      I have no attachments or affiliations, except to accuracy, and according to QS World University Rankings for 2009, France has TWO universities in the top 40: École Normale Superieur (28th), and École Polytechníque (36th).

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      talha mirza 7 years ago

      i am from pakistan and want study in some good europian university but aint afford more then 1800euro per year tution fees can anyone please help me out

      my email address is

      please contact me fast..

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      Hans 7 years ago

      Some German uni offer English classes for one to two years, same time you get intensive German language class, after one or two years, all the class will be German. you have to pay 500 euro per semester, and plan 600 euro/month for the daily expenses.

      for example:

      this school is typical for these kind of school.

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      Asad Mahmod 7 years ago

      in Germany, applying for business related course cost more than any other course, especially for NON-EU, other courses are having NO FEE,only matriculation fee thats alround 250 Euro per semester.

      the language could be a problem, becuase they dont have much fully english taught courses.and the living expenses are bit high....

      otherwise GERMAN universities are good.

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      TAMUSUZA USAMA 7 years ago

      PLEASE FIND ME ANY UNIVERSITY OR TECHNICAL IN USA OR AMERICA BECAUSE MY age 19 years I have completed A and O level in Kawempe Muslim secondary school, I want to join university for a degree.If you can find me any school less that $5000 dollars confim me.


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      Dalriada Books Ltd 7 years ago from UK

      Solomon, thanks for pointing out. Yes, this title is big, but I am not talking about 'A COMPLETE comparison of tuition costs of higher education ALL around the world'.

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      solomon 7 years ago

      "Around the world", Mr Jim Sheng I think you need to better title your article next time to save people time, or have you guys concluded the world is only America,europe and australia?

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      Carl Madison 7 years ago

      How does tuition compare to students who want to come to the UK from the states?

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      Niass 7 years ago

      Hi every one, i am Niass from Nigeria. I want to know if there is any Nigeria in Germany Universities. Also i want to know his or her experience at the German Embassy in Nigeria.

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      Nana 7 years ago

      Is there a tuition-free university/ies in the scandinavian countries for studies from other parts of the world eg. Ghana? If so how can i find and apply?

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      gabriel 7 years ago

      please can you help me with

      the CHEAPEST tuition university in ghana,africa

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      Thomas 7 years ago

      Try one of the Search Engines and Find Essen University, Go to the Contact Numbers or Email Address and Write them with your Questions. They should Respond. I say Email Essen Because that is the University where I spoke with several Counselors about How the German System works, you could Google any of the German Universities and call/Email them.

      Concerning my Earlier Post, My Predictions for the US Economy Turned out to be True, we have lost over 8 million jobs and now we have less people working in the States then in 1999! We are now 35 million jobs short of Population Growth and with the Layoffs!

      Europe has a Very Strong University System do not let some Corporate Interests Tell you otherwise, because this Free Tuition and Government Help with Living Costs, Etc. Hurts Fee Charging Universities here in the States and some other Countries. The German Society as educated 87% of their Population with either a Technical Vocational Degree or University Degree and this is a Fact! Now someone tell me that here in the States we have that type of Educational levels and I will declare them either Ignorant of the facts or a bold face liar. I know I went to College here in Florida and it took me 12 years to pay back the loan and I Graduated in 1994 the situation is much worse now with Tuition and so forth. I do not know if Foreign Students receive the same benefits but Check out Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Italy for starters. Find out Different Universities online(search for a few) find their numbers/emails and contact them.

      The Germans do Train people for Free and pay them $8-$12 Euros an hour for Vocational/Technical Training and this is a fact(for their Citizens). Most German Universities are Tuition Free and also help low wage Students with Welfare Benefits, $1 Euro Meals, Free or Cheap Public Transit, $200/monthly Euro Apartments with Heat, Electricity, Cable and Internet Included and with Free or Cheap Health Insurance depending on your Income or Families Income.

      It may sound hard to believe but Germany and some other Countries do have Free Tuition/Benefits.

      Also University Students can do their Practicum for 1-2 years overseas in Foreign Universities free of charge and sometimes part of the living expenses are paid for through Welfare benefits while also part time jobs are found for the students. American Universities are not part of this program but Canada is one in North America along with Universities in South America, Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and perhaps a Few places in Africa I do not Remember that are networked with this program. It Might sound like Science Fiction but this is the Reason Why Germany and Greater Europe are the best Trained Workforces on the Planet and have the most Exports both Merchandise and Services.

      After September 2008 the World finally found out what the USA Economy was all about and it's not much!

      About Smoke and Mirrors, Debts, Deceptions and Non-Democratic Principles. With 40% of the World's Debts(Trade, Government, Consumer, State, Corporate Debts,etc)which total 60 Trillion and increasing 3 1/2 trillion more yearly on top of huge deficits in the Medicare, S.S. and other Benefits Programs and with 40 % of the World's Correctional Population (prison , Jail, Probation , House arrest, Parole, etc) with a total population of 8 million and climbing no one should be proclaiming American to be the Freest nor have a Viable Economy. Also 120 countries have stopped using the Death Penaly- the USA still uses it and wages wars in the Middle East and a War on their own people! What is projected Externally from a country usually is indicative of the Internal Policy of a Country also.

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      Olukayode 7 years ago

      Hi everybody. Pls am a Nigerian. I do love to study Graphics Design in any tuition free university or vocation sch in USA, Finland or Australia. Pls i need your help. I want to leave nigeria latest by Feb. 2011. My email is my phone number is 08034017268. Thanks

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      adeyinka basir 7 years ago

      pls i am an undergraduate student in nigeria and my major is Engineering and i want to study abroad in any international university that pays a low tuition and maybe thus allow students to work and pay their tuition fees?

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      Said... 7 years ago

      i am from uzbekistan and i wanna study in one of european countries whose tuition fee is below $5000. and i want to start my study in spring...... can any1 help me? please send me an email if you have anything ........

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      Jovita.C 7 years ago

      I am a Nigerian and i need to study in Finland or India, but i don't have much money and informations, can any one help me please? this is my email address: please email me if there is anything.

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      water 7 years ago

      If people are having problems with tuition, why doesn't anyone stand up and say something?

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      Iyanna 7 years ago

      Can someone please help me find a school in europe i'm 12 years old looking for a boarding school that at least charges under 8,000 american dollars

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      scheng1 7 years ago

      Actually the best way to judge the value of education is based on ratio of college fee and starting salary. Even if the top universities in the world increase the tuition fees, it will still be a good investment

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      Eddie 7 years ago

      All scandinavian countries offer tuition free university to all. I'm american and did my masters in Finland for Freeeeeeeee............ actually, they hired me to write my thesis.

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      maphillip Matooane 7 years ago


      my name is Maphillip Matooane I am student from Lesotho I am studying in South Africa at Cornerstone institute. i am vulnerable i don't have money to come back next year to continue with my community development progrem, and i also owing institute R11.000. please , please!!! i need assistance

      I will be gratefull if my request can be considered

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      ejshepard 7 years ago

      man school cost a whole lot of money these days! times is hard! you guys should check out this info on student grants

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      sammie 8 years ago

      Hi, I am sammie from Nigeria

      please, someone help me with name(s) of cheap tuition french universities for masters in engineering, information or computer science. been difficult understanding the system. thanks

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      larry beinhart 8 years ago

      ecole normal superieur is rated #28, ecole polytechnique is rated #34 according to us news & world report

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      Twin XL 8 years ago

      Interesting article and some of your comments raise very interesting questions. I'll have to continue to check this out!

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      ali mushunje 8 years ago

      well can any1 help me? i am trying to apply for an undergraduate degree. i live in zimbabwe at the moment. i am thinking of 4 destinations, malaysia, canada, germany or usa. can anyone direct me as to which is the best country to study in of the above lot based on their experiances and the quality of education and the cost of tuitin?.

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      Gbenguze 8 years ago

      Well, so glad to read this info. Really got admitted to GWU last year but was so surprised at the tuition. However, still searching for any school with affordable tuition and research assistantship in Electrical/Telecom engineering USA preferably.

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      sophieqd 8 years ago

      Comparison of cost of higher education around the world

      Thanks for the reminders. I knew most of that but it is so easy to forget.

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      pkoson 8 years ago

      Comparison of cost of higher education around the world

      I think this hub is the anti-anti-toxin to anxiety! Help, the verbosity of it is making me anxious!

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      hangover cure 8 years ago

      Great article, it is a shame that so many people are choosing to not go to college because of the cost. Thanks again.

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      abiodun 8 years ago

      i am in a uni in europe and i dont really like it because i believe i can get a better standard somewhere else, my main target is america but the tution is hell. please if anybody knows a uni in the US that 10000USD a year. please inform. tar

      To Omololu: you should be thankful for getting admission in Europe at least its still better than our uni in Nigeria, please do you have any information on how i can apply to schools in Europe for my masters... I dont mind.thank you.

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      English Teacher 8 years ago

      I have domestic and international students in my USA classes. I hear about the wide gap between the international students' and the domestics' tuition costs on a regular basis. Internationals are paying much more than domestics, and, naturally, they don't like it.

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      omololu johnson ajakaiye 8 years ago

      i am in a uni in europe and i dont really like it because i believe i can get a better standard somewhere else, my main target is america but the tution is hell. please if anybody knows a uni in the US that 10000USD a year. please inform. tar

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      iMindMap 8 years ago

      Doing study using trade specilist later expand to uni degree see a cheaper option of all.

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      Leyla 8 years ago

      Hi everybody.

      I'm from Uzbekistan and seeking a postgraduate study in Canada with lower tuition fee about $4000 but i couldn't find any. Can anyone help me in this field?

      Thanx in advance.

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      Teacher 8 years ago

      This information is not accurate nor usable.

      Tuition in the United States can often be lower than 5,000 and can also be over the amount (example more prestigious universities can cost 37,000-40,000 dollars.

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      Alhassan 8 years ago


      I suggest you save some money and consider studying in Canada. Graduate education is cheaper in Canada than UK. I do not think UK education is friendly to poor africans, except you are related to one of the politicians.

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      Dalriada Books Ltd 8 years ago from UK

      Is this an email for phishing? Korex may transfer millions of dollars to your bank account from one of his customers who is a slain military leader (killed in a coup) or millionair victim of airplane crash?

      Just joking, but it's rare to disclose ones own.

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      All Knowing  8 years ago


      I know a Nigerian or some other West African national named Solomon. His E-mail handle is the same a your's and he is residing in the I'taewon-Dong, Yongsan-Gu area of Seoul, South Korea. What a coincidence!!

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      solomon 8 years ago

      i am from Nigeria presently working in a bank but i must confess to you that working as a marketer in a Nigerian bank is like working in hell.please guys help me,i want to study abroad which is my dream.Can somebody tell me where i can get a cheap Unversity master programme in Europe? my e-mail is

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      Mahendar 8 years ago

      Dear Thomas

      I am from India .I wanted to pursue my MS, but could not due to the prohibitive costs. After reading your post , I feel that there is hope for people like me. Even if the university just waives my tuition fee, that would be a great help, I could perhaps work part time and pay for my living.

      Can you provide more information on these German universities that you speak of.It could help a lot of people like me.


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      aa 8 years ago

      i need tution fee free universities for doing MS in australia]

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      Vijay 8 years ago

      Higher education has been a lucrative business for British universities lately. foreign students pay hell alot of money compared to locals and EU students.

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      Thomas Riccardo 8 years ago

      The US College system is the most expensive in the world and not always the best concerning quality.

      Let's take Germany for comparison, most German Landers(states)offer free tuition and a handful charge tuition but less then $1000 Euros Yearly.

      German Students sometimes attend Multiple Universities during their studies and maybe at the same time which offers them a level of freedom not seen in the USA or many other countries. The Tuition like I said is usually free and the states that tried to charge tuition are now going back to free tuition.

      If you are from a poor back ground and do not meet certain financial criteria the German Government will offer up to 600 Euros monthly for living expenses usually a 300 Euro monthly no interest loan and another 300 euro monthly grant or welfare payment, sometimes the entire 600 euros a month is offered totally under the welfare payment and free. The Student can get this $600 Euro monthly payment up to 5 years while they study. The Germany University system also offer student apartment on and off campus which cost around 200 euros monthly including electricity and heat. Also students are given student transport passes for buses and subways usually costing around 180.00 Euros a year and health insurance is also included for German Students who get the above 600 euro monthly welfare payment otherwise insurance costs around 50 Euros a month. The 180.00 euros fee for transport also includes student activities on campus and so forth.

      Students also can find pubs and cafeteria eateries which will offer them 1 euro meals when they show their student passes.

      Germany also offers a Technical/Vocational dual education system for those who do not attend the Unversity which is highely respected and leads to how wages in many cases.

      A German Corporation hires a worker as an apprentice and trains them for free while paying them a salary, usually around 10-12 euros an hour and since healthinsurance is universal the student is covered! This health insurance covers 100% of costs and also most of the dental and eye care or a large portion of it.

      The Apprenticeship may last anywhere from 2-5 years. The student/worker goes to work perhaps 3 times a week to the factory, office or whatever the vocation is and then attends 2 days of classes learning both in the classroom and on the job and they are paid for both. The Company picks half of the tab up and the German Government picks up the other half.

      Tell me what the US does for the citizens here?

      The most expensive tuition in the world and a job market only producing jobs in the healthcare sector, no other sectors of the economy have been producing jobs for years now except a few Government positions and the housing bubble which now has burst. The USA is losing 500,000 jobs a month now and has been losing jobs for 13 months. Also from 2000-2007 the US job market was the weakest since the great depression. We are 12 million jobs short of population growth since 2000 and it's getting worse with the economic collapse.

      It is not uncommon for a College Graduate to have 100,000 in debts when they Graduate and that is why most do not finish their studies and drop out.

      The jobs are not being created for many of the student graduates and they most either work as waiters or waitresses,walmart, or in the healthcare field or be unemployed and that is the situation. They are lucky to get any job now!!

      If the next year goes according to the forecast and we lose 3 million more jobs when 2010 rolls around the us will have the same number of people working as in 2000 or basically the USA will not have produced any new net gain in jobs for a decade while we need 150,000 jobs a month to keep up with population growth.

      That will put us 18 million jobs short of population growth and this does not even include those who work part-time and want full time work, those who have been laid off and then find a new job with huge pay cuts and benefit cuts,etc.

      The USA also has a very weak vocation/technical training system compared to other modern nations such as Germany.

      Germany has 86% of it's working age citizens either trained in a Vocational/Technical Degree or University Degree!

      70% of the US workforce are not able to compete with Creditor Nations or our main Competitors.

      The situation grows worse because the babyboomers are about to retire and they along with the world war 2 Generation are the most educated either vocationally or University wisein our history.

      Things were very good in America at one time!

      The US Health Care is the most expensive in the world and 50 million people have no insurance while another 150 million only have partial coverage and if they become ill even with insurance, they can lose everything with medical bills!

      The Life Expectancy of a US Citizen compared to other countries is now 48th and falling. The US ranks 70th in Citizens living heathly without injury or illness so that 48th is soon to be alot lower if this keeps up.

      The Life Expectency tells the most importat story about how a country really is doing and this above stat should indicate America is in deep trouble.

      Part of the country or regions have life expectency levels around 50 years old!

      This is do to the Rich-poor gap and weak economy.

      Education is one of the most important things one can gain because of the skills and critical thinking that are learned.

      It prevents a few rich oligarchs from taking over a country and abusing it like a third-world colony.

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      Patrick 8 years ago

      There you go, University of Paris is ***NOT*** in the top 40 and neither are any of the University located in France.

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      megamass 8 years ago from Portugal

      Great post! Thanks for the information!

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      megamass 8 years ago from Portugal

      Great post! Thanks for the information!

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      nancydodds1 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Really its too cost about higher education. Nice information on higher education. Good sharing.

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      Nyasha 8 years ago


      Take it from an international student who has done two years of college in the US (Washington DC) and is now based in Canada. It's a business and not a service to the student. Don't get me wrong, I don't think that the world owes me anything nad I am more than willing to work myself to the bone just so I can fatten up in my latter years. Studying in the states is a little too costly.

      Moreover, what you put in is not what you get out. I have a friend studying to be a shrink in Paris, France and I am a prospective med school student. I feel a little shortchanged at the end of each day since she and I will still get paid well but I have to go to financial hell and back. (I won't even go into the medschool aspect of my life - because I am not a complainer - I knew what I was getting into and no one forced me).

      I am one of the school of thought that believes that education should be universally accessible, even if it is at some French institution that has no reputation. I'm not asking to be a Harvard grad, I just wanna go to school and not have to leave an arm and a leg at the financial aid office!

      Anyone out there feel me? Or do I sound snobby?

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      J.-K. Paulhan, CampusFrance 8 years ago

      Sorry ! The results don’t speak for themselves… The “Shangai ranking” entitles you to suggest the poor quality of French universities. Poor schools, deprived of tuition fees, unable to attract the best students, required “by law” to accept any applicant, even the worst ones! The “Shangai ranking” opened or reopened useful and interesting debates on the cost of higher learning, the way universities could combine quality and democratic access to that higher learning that we consider as a right, and not only as an economic deal. The “Shanghai ranking”, as some of its conceivers recognized, does not say it all: for instance, as the Physics Nobel Prize winner Albert Fert pointed out a few weeks ago, it does not take into account a large part of French achievements and publications in research, not to speak of liberal arts, that are unknown to it. It should also be compared with other rankings, such as ScienceWatch’s evaluations among many others…: “among the 147 top-performing countries in all fields, ranked #5 for citations, #5 for papers, and #23 for citations per paper. This feature includes rankings in all fields for ”. I will not elaborate here on the fast changing pace of many universities (which for instance are beginning to compete with private business schools or organize more and more professionally-oriented training programmes).At the same time, France is one of the world’s most productive countries and it would be surprising if foreign companies operating in France, the fifth or sixth economic power in the world, would hire more than 2.2 million French workers if they did not consider they find there well-trained and qualified executives and researchers. If foreign students account for 12 % of the total student body in French universities, more than 20 % in engineering schools, around 32 % in our business schools), one third of the PhDs, I guess that all of these people are not completely stupid or hopeless. You rightly stressed that welcoming foreign students in French universities is not currently a business, since they are charged the same (very low) tuition fees as European Union citizens. It thus makes it possible to improve the average quality of foreign applicants, as you pointed out. In fact, there is a selection, rather drastic and sometimes labelled hypocritical, which takes place during the first four years, first among French students. Students admitted in the fifth year and later on are very competitive and known to be successful and appreciated when they study or work abroad.

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      LY Wong 8 years ago

      This is a great Hub, I am sure many prospective students are eager to find out the cost of tuition in various countries. Good work!

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      puneet chauhan 8 years ago

      hii.... i`m studyin in india... i wanna join some good candian university, but not able to find the best because all r good thr. i`m very much confused, also i wanna join as early as possible.....

      i`m lookin for a university with expense of not more than 15000 canadian dollars.....

      can any1 suggest d best ??

      reply on my e-mail id

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      puneet chauhan 8 years ago

      hii.... i`m studyin in india... i wanna join some good candian university, but not able to find the best because all r good thr. i`m very much confused, also i wanna join as early as possible.....

      i`m lookin for a university with expense of not more than 15000 canadian dollars.....

      can any1 suggest d best ??

      reply on my e-mail id given above...

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      AdsenseStrategies 8 years ago from CONTACT ME at

      Within Canada, in Quebec the province makes recognition that Quebec parents pay provincial taxes that go to Quebec universities, so charge Quebec students far less than Canadian students coming in from other provinces. In fact, as a Quebec student, your fees are real low, probably among the lowest in the Western world(?), certainly I think probably the lowest in North America; this seems right to me; thousands upon thousands of Canadians have student loans of 20, 30 and 40 thousand dollars, and needless to say, this creates huge financial burden at a time when young people are just starting out in the world...

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      topstuff 8 years ago

      All the universities provide education to international students.Bad criteria...worse business

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      seek 8 years ago

      can some one tell me the cheapest europian country for undergraduate studies for an internationasl student . i heard germany charged a very small amount . is it true

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      Ligaya 8 years ago

      Im my case and in my experienced as a kid before....I studied my elementary in Public and suddenly I moved to an exlusive schools private..the advantage and the disadvantage in public and private...In public its almost free,and lots of activities,like outdoor sports etc....while in private aside from very expensive lack of sports and full of academic activities.and it does not matter wherever you are if you are intelligent or not provided you can cope up both public and private,if you have the brains.

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      tcnixon 8 years ago from California

      Some places in the U.S. used to be more reasonably priced. My home state of California used to pick up a much larger percentage of the cost of a college education at one of the California State Universities. While it is still subsidized, it is nothing like it was 20 years ago. Not even close.

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      02SmithA 8 years ago from Ohio

      I didn't know a lot of these things before reading this. Thanks!

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      Andrew 8 years ago from Rep Boston MA

      From what I understand, from the responses of surveys, someone who goes to a 2 year Community College in USA is at a higher level of pay and education then 85% of the rest of the world for about $10-15,000 total. Anyone who gets a 4 year (even if its Community for 2 years then State for 2 years) will be at a much higher level in other countries, except the US where there levels will be lower then others. So it is a great investment to be able to go to an American College, it would better the life of someone in other country. But those are just my thoughts.

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      This is a great idea for a hub... I wish the foreign currencies could be converted to US dollars to give a better idea!

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      Graduated poverty in US higher ed  9 years ago

      It would be interesting to see more education systems outside the United States in a larger sample. This is a good start as I have found scant information on this subject matter except the usual dogmaatic rhetoric:

      US Higher ED is the best! This has Always been questionable in my mind but now even more so as I discover additional unbiased information created outside the United States Media Machine

      US Higher Education will cost you a lot of money! But don't worry! If you are poor, just take out a student loan (s) which are, as always, unforgivable, unendable even in bankruptcy abject poverty, old age, disability disaster or some other personal life hardship.

      Additionaly these student "aide' loans truly aide the banks and lenders with the fine print mandatory consent from student to all listed and future less than fair terms in the loan agreement. These 'terms' are alterable, at the lender's whim and naturaly improve the circumstances for the lender. Yes the greatest financial advantage, best interests, and economic enjoyments of the bankers are all that matters

      The changes and policy variances are never advantageous to the borrower, at all.

      Alas, via the sudent loan agreements, the poor former student can enter into the joys of modern democratic surfdom as he joins the legions of other college educated wage slaves for the next decade at least. The more you learn...the longer you burn in the fiery unforgivable hells of Federally forged and fat fed Student Loan Repayment Plans. Yes these devils never ever ever quit and can charge as much as they want in compounded interest, fees, and the like. They can use the network to intercept, freeze, garnish or place liens upon wages, pensions, disability insurance, personal property, or any other sources of survival and pieces of ASSets, no matter how meager, no matter how destitute their plunderinfg leaves you.

      If you were gullible enough to agree to their student may as well sold your sole to the devil himself. You belong to them now...and they own you and all you create so be prepared to lose everything they can get their greedy hands on.

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      derekcaulfield 9 years ago

      Irish colleges are cheap, yes they cost money for international students but if your a resident it's paid for you, all you pay is a few hundred every year for enrollment, it even depends what college if you go to tallaght it's maybe 700 a year while it may be more in other schools like trinity, but you can get a grant to even cover the few hundred + cost of books + you get more if you live a certain distance away they go to about 1000-3000 euro. You get more in certain cases

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      gibsy 9 years ago

      Posted this link in a social bookmarking site.

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      Rachel 9 years ago


      Quebec has the cheapest tuition for residents of its province, about $1800-$2000 per year. But if you are an out-of-province student, the price doubles, and if you are an international student, it's around $13,000 a year. There are some international students (like those from France and francophone countries) that get the in-province rate.

      Other Canadian provinces have different tuition rates. Public universities in Nova Scotia are some of the most expensive in Canada. International students generally have to pay more, but could possibly get government assistance.

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      MAKIWA MAGWAI 9 years ago

      My name is makiwa magwai. iam a Tanzanian.

      Iam trying to find a cheapest university in canada.but i find hard.

      so what can i do? canyou assist me?

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      solarshingles 9 years ago from london

      Very useful information, but not accurate.

      Next time, rather skip personal comments, such as about quality of Franch Universities, because they are not objective - based on facts. (I am not French)

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      Moises 9 years ago


      I wonder where this stadistics were taken from, having in mind that University of Paris (which is in France) has one of the best rankings among the world...


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      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      This mornings newspaper, informs us Education fees up unions on strike and some one murdered. Where will it all stop and we come to our senes?

      Good hub

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      Ms. Anna 9 years ago

      I wonder what the college attendance rate is in Europe and the quality of education. When i was in Italy i was told that the public schools were surprising much better than private schools. Apparently its where parents send their dumb kids because they can pay off the teachers. Cool stats

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