Many people choose to study in Europe because of its high quality of education. Apart from the high quality of education, there are other benefits associated with studying in Europe which includes; access to free education, affordable tuition, learning a new language and culture. Today, I will be focusing on the cost associated with studying and living in some European countries like Austria, Germany and Poland. Let’s begin with Austria…
Austria is a country situated in central Europe. The country is distinguished by its mountain villages, baroque city architecture, Imperial history and rugged alpine terrain. Vienna, which is its Danube River capital, is home to the Schonbrunn and Hofburg palaces, and has counted Mozart, Strauss and Sigmund Freud among its residents. Austria is a German speaking country.
Cost of studying in Austria
Public universities in Austria charge very low tuition fees. The tuition fees ranges from €1500 to €4000 per year. Apart from the tuition fees, a student will be required to to pay a small fee of approximately €18 per semester to the Student Union.
Cost of living
The cost of living in Austria as a student is estimated at €600 to €800 per month, which covers the cost of accommodation, feeding, transportation etc.
Germany is located in Western Europe. The country is characterized by vast forests, rivers and mountain ranges. Berlin which is its capital is home to thriving art and nightlife scenes, iconic Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII.
Cost of studying in Germany
Public universities in Germany are operating tuition free education to students who enroll for undergraduate programs. For graduate studies, students will need to pay tuition fees which may vary between 650 Euros and several thousand Euros per Semester depending on the school. Regardless of these tuition fees, each student has to pay a certain amount of money as a semester contribution to the university.
Cost of living in Germany
The cost of living in Germany as a student is not quite expensive. Prices of food, accommodation, clothing, cultural activities, etc. is equivalent to the EU average. The truth is that the cost of living in Germany is affordable compared to Scandinavian countries. On the average, a student will need approximately, €500 to €650 per month.
Poland is situated in Eastern Europe. The country is known for it’s medieval architecture, Jewish heritage and hearty cuisine. Warsaw is it’s capital.
Cost of studying in Poland
Tuition fees in Polish are quite low and affordable. Public universities charge €2000 to €3500 per year.
Cost of living in Poland
The cost of living in Poland ranges from €250 to €400 per month, which covers the cost of accommodation, food, books etc