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European Grad Studies Abroad: Cost of Living vs Low Tuition Fees
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Many people including myself have thought about studying abroad in Europe due to their inexpensive tuition AND/OR cost of living compared to a regular (non alternative education friendly) state-traditional B&M university.  I mean, an average year at the local B&M may cost 15K/year at the least or much more.  So, I've been searching for graduate programs abroad...

Most decide on either COST VS TUITION: Here are examples of the "low tuition countries" and their "average living expenses"
Updated on April Fools Day! (April 1, 2020)  Link: https://www.study.eu/article/study-in-eu...ition-fees
Here's another comparison post from today! Link: https://ehef.id/post/international-stude...untries/en

I've looked at the University of the Arctic (not a real university, it's a consortium of several universities) for a long time now (yes, about 2 decades, it started in 2001 with 4 countries I think - US, Canada, Russia, Norway).  Site Link: https://www.uarctic.org/about-uarctic/ and for more info, here's their Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Arctic - I was searching randomly about programs that interest me and came across one in Norway.

UiT Arctic University of Norway Link: https://en.uit.no/education/admissions and they have free tuition all the way up to PhD but there are nominal semester fees of about 600 NOK (60 Euro).  However, they are one of the more expensive countries as per the links above and on their page, they require at least a $13.5K USD in the bank account to show you have financial funds to last a year in Norway.

The main attraction were the Masters/PhD programs they offer where you can travel up to 3 different countries, not on exchange but it's part of the program, especially if you're doing an environmental "natural" or "outdoor" program!  Here's the Admissions Link: https://en.uit.no/education/admissions/a..._id=593541 and this is the Financial link: https://en.uit.no/education/admissions/a..._id=592756
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Keep in mind that, for foreign students, rent will often be due in advance. You sign a 1-year contract, you have to pay 1 year's worth of rent immediately. Depending on the country, you may be able to use an escrow service so that you're not paying $10k+ to someone who may run off and leave you without an apartment (something that can happen to the naive), but you're still required to have all the money before they'll grant you a student visa.
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The other 2 famous EU countries with cheap / low cost tuition are Germany and France. Germany is especially enticing cause after you graduate, you get to apply for a visa to find work there. the visa itself is like for 22 months or something.
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Germany can be difficult to get into as an undergrad. I imagine graduate school is pretty competitive also. Totally worth it. Germany is an awesome country.
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(10-22-2020, 12:22 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Many people including myself have thought about studying abroad in Europe due to their inexpensive tuition AND/OR cost of living compared to a regular (non alternative education friendly) state-traditional B&M university.  I mean, an average year at the local B&M may cost 15K/year at the least or much more.  So, I've been searching for graduate programs abroad...

Most decide on either COST VS TUITION: Here are examples of the "low tuition countries" and their "average living expenses"
Updated on April Fools Day! (April 1, 2020)  Link: https://www.study.eu/article/study-in-eu...ition-fees
Here's another comparison post from today! Link: https://ehef.id/post/international-stude...untries/en

I've looked at the University of the Arctic (not a real university, it's a consortium of several universities) for a long time now (yes, about 2 decades, it started in 2001 with 4 countries I think - US, Canada, Russia, Norway).  Site Link: https://www.uarctic.org/about-uarctic/ and for more info, here's their Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Arctic - I was searching randomly about programs that interest me and came across one in Norway.

UiT Arctic University of Norway Link: https://en.uit.no/education/admissions and they have free tuition all the way up to PhD but there are nominal semester fees of about 600 NOK (60 Euro).  However, they are one of the more expensive countries as per the links above and on their page, they require at least a $13.5K USD in the bank account to show you have financial funds to last a year in Norway.

The main attraction were the Masters/PhD programs they offer where you can travel up to 3 different countries, not on exchange but it's part of the program, especially if you're doing an environmental "natural" or "outdoor" program!  Here's the Admissions Link: https://en.uit.no/education/admissions/a..._id=593541 and this is the Financial link: https://en.uit.no/education/admissions/a..._id=592756

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