Friday, August 25, 2017


Free for who: EU, EEA and Swiss students.

Admin fees: None.

Terms: International students excluded from the above categories are expected to pay tuition fees. These are set by each institution and are not fixed by the government. Costs vary depending on course and place of study, so make sure you do your research before you apply.

For more information, see our guide to studying a Masters in Sweden.

Still pretty cheap

Some countries still charge general tuition or admin fees, but deserve an honourable mention for keeping these comparatively low - or offering generous scholarship opportunities.


Typical fees: Set rate of €256 for all students.

Admin fees: €215 for students aged 20-28.

Terms: Masters fees in France vary quite a bit, but are often very low. Most universities are subject to a fee cap set by the French government. Add to this the likelihood of gaining financial aid - either through a loan or a scholarship - and you’re good to go! If you are a mature student, however, do bear in mind that most scholarships are not available to students aged over 28.

For more information, see our introduction to French Masters degrees and our detailed guide to postgraduate fees and funding in France.


Typical fees: Students do not pay tuition fees.

Admin fees: €566 per year.

Terms: Iceland doesn’t charge tuition fees for Masters programmes, but administration fees are paid by all students once per academic year. So, a two year Masters degree would cost you €1132. Still a pretty good deal!

You can learn about Masters degrees in Iceland on our site.