If you are planning to study abroad, its important that you familiarize yourself with the cost of living and studying in most countries. The cost of living and studying varies from country to country. In most countries, these costs are quite low and affordable while in certain countries it’s outrageously high. Today, we are going to take a look at the cost of studying and living in some European countries like Germany, Poland, Netherlands and Russia.
Public universities in Germany are operating tuition free education. What this means is that once you are enrolled for studies in their public universities you don’t need to worry yourself about tuition fee payment, since this has been paid by the government of Germany. You can an only semester contribution fee which usually ranges from 150 Euro to 500 Euro. Private universities in Germany are NOT tuition free. They charge tuition fees that usually range from 4000 Euro to 15,000 Euro per year.
The cost of living in Germany is affordable. Students will have to budget about 600 Euro per month to cover the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, books etc. Note that when you are applying for visa, the embassy expects you to have sufficient amount of money to cover for the cost of living for one year. A minimum of 8000 Euro in a blocked account is usually demanded by the embassy during visa application.
If you are looking for a country to pursue your study with low tuition and cost of living, then I will advice you study in Poland. The cost of studying in Poland is one of the lowest in Europe. Tuition fees in Polish universities range from 2000 Euro to 4000 Euro per year for programs in the fields of Engineering, Sciences, Humanities, Social sciences etc.
Cost of living in Poland is low and affordable for students. A budget of 350 Euro to 400 Euro can take care of the feeding, accommodation, books, transportation for one month.
The tuition fees Dutch universities charge ranges from 6000 Euro to 15,000 Euro for bachelors programs and 8000 Euros to 20,000 Euros for masters programs. EU students pay approximately 2000 Euros per year.
For cost of living in Netherlands, students need to budget approximately 800 Euro to 1000 Euros per month which will cover the cost of food, accommodation, transportation etc.
The tuition fees charged by universities in this country are one of the lowest in Europe. As a student you can pay as low as $1500 for programs in Russian medium and $2500 for programs in English medium. If you intend to study in Russian medium, you must enrol in a language training program in your first year and usually cost about $1600 or more depending on the school.
Cost of living is equally very low and affordable. A budget of $200 to $400 should take care of feeding, accommodation, transportation and other expenses for one month.