5 Affordable European study destinations


• 27 / 02 / 2019

5 Affordable European study destinations

There seems to be an awful rumor floating all around spreading discouragement that studying abroad is a luxury reserved for the rich. But believe us when we say this, it is indeed possible to study abroad on a budget!

Hundreds and thousands of students abandon their dreams every year because of inadequate funds to fuel their study abroad plans. Everyone cannot receive scholarships due to the lack of solid academic performance, and few miss out on availing of bank loans due to the lack of collateral.

There are many affordable study-abroad destinations where the cost involved is low but the quality of education takes a backseat. But did you know that it is possible to get a high-quality education at a reduced cost? Studying abroad can be affordable with careful planning and financial acuteness than you ever thought possible.

An integral factor to be considered in your study abroad budget is the location. Two prime factors that define the most affordable country are the tuition fee and the living cost.

We tried putting together a list of European countries that are known for their affordability, world-class education, and great career opportunities to help you make the right choice. Read on to find some great opportunities for you out there.

  • Poland

Studying in Poland is gradually gaining popularity with its rich cultural heritage, high-quality education, and equally low cost of living. Poland, consisting of some of the oldest universities, is known to be an affordable European country with several international-grade universities offering interdisciplinary degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The reasonable cost of living in Poland has made it one of the preferred international destinations for students across the globe. Polish cities are ranked among the top student-friendly cities, offering a lively atmosphere, a great study environment, and as a bonus low cost of living. To give you an insight into the expenses for international students in Poland, the average annual tuition fee is Eur. 2800 which is approximately Rs 250,000 and the living cost is Eur. 4500 approximately Rs 400,000 which makes it one of the most affordable European countries for studies.

  • Spain

Spain being a fascinating tourist destination is also one of Europe’s best study locations. You will have the chance to procure great knowledge while also being awed by the magnificent cities by choosing Spain as your study destination. Obtaining a degree from Spain might provide you with the required exposure to help you accomplish your job goals.

Spanish universities have an international reputation and deliver high-quality university education at a very affordable rate. The cost of living is favorable for international students including Indian students and the tuition fees are more affordable than most of the European nations, making Spain one of the top destinations for international students.

Offering courses across multiple disciplines, Spain is also among the cheapest countries for studies in Europe. The average Tuition Fee in Spain is Eur. 5200-7000 which is approximately Rs. 400,000-600,000 per year and the average living cost is Eur. 5200-5700 which is approximately Rs.450,000- 500,000 per year.

  • France

You’ll be amazed to learn that virtually every French institution provides world-class education to students from all around the globe no matter where you travel in the nation. There are several areas in which France excels. More than 250,000 international students choose France as their study abroad destination and this is no surprise due to its rich culture, cuisine, sightseeing, and internationally accredited universities. With numerous higher education institutions, present in over forty cities, France is an affordable country to pursue your education abroad.

Did you know that the tuition fee in France is the same for domestic as well as international students? Well, you heard it right! The tuition fees for both international and domestic students at public universities are the same. The average tuition fee is approximately Eur. 3500 which is approximately Rs. 350,000 per year and the average living cost is Eur. 4500-7,000 is approximately Rs.400,000-600,000 per year

  • Hungary

Eastern Europe has slowly developed a reputation for not just being a travel destination, but also housing some of the cheapest places to study abroad.

Universities in Hungary offer high-quality education at affordable tuition fees, covering a wide range of study options, with relatively low costs of living, and bustling cultural life. There are hundreds of study programs across all disciplines available in English for international students. Those degrees obtained are recognized across Europe and elsewhere around the world.

If you are looking for high-quality education then you are thinking about the right place. Hungarian universities have produced many smart minds, including well-renowned scientists Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi, who discovered vitamin C.

The average tuition fee is approximately Eur. 3500-4500 which is approximately Rs. 300,000-400,000 per year and the average living cost is Eur. 3500-4500 which is approximately Rs. 300,000-400,000 per year


  • Portugal

The last country on the list is Portugal. For those wanting affordable study abroad choices in Europe, but not too keen on paying a fortune, Portugal is your match made in heaven. Just a train ride away from favorite European destinations, Portugal makes a great home for international students, where virtually everything is priced lower than its neighbors. Did we not mention that Portugal has amazing beaches, dreamy weather, and some great food? 

Over 50,000 international students choose Portugal as their study-abroad destination every year, and for good reason. Portuguese universities have a lasting tradition with their quality of education, alongside being an attractive destination for international students. Budget-cautious international students can rest assured that Portugal offers top-quality education without burning your pocket.

The average tuition fee is approximately Eur. 3500-4500 which is approximately Rs. 300,000-400,000 per year and the average living cost is Eur. 3500-4500 which is approximately Rs. 300,000-400,000 per year.

So, these were our top 5 cheapest European study destinations. Do these countries sound like the study destination that you’ve been dreaming of? Hope you found this guide useful. Contact us today and get registered with us at www.uniabroad.io/register and we will get back to you in no time.

Excited to know more?

Sign up at UNIPREP, your one-stop platform for global opportunities in education, business, career & life abroad.

Join our social media community for more insights

Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Disclaimer | Refund Policy

2023 © All rights reserved by UNIABROAD LTD.