Free education abroad in foreign educational organizations is available only in certain countries. In Austria, Norway and some german states there are English-language programs, but there are much fewer of them than in German or Norwegian. In the Czech Republic and Greece, education is given only in the local language, there are very few exceptions.
If you speak, for example, the Czech language, then education at the State University of the Czech Republic will be free. The language can be learned by looking like language courses or already at educational institutions in the Czech Republic. Courses are designed for 1-2 semesters and cost approximately 3600-5000 euros.
Where does the money go?
To obtain a study visa for a long time, you need to demonstrate your financial security. Your bank account must contain an amount of at least 5,000-12,000 euros.
Tuition fees can be covered by a scholarship for education abroad. In Europe and Asia, there are many programs that are created to attract foreign students. Students who perform well can also cover all living expenses, insurance and even buy return tickets! At the same time, students are paid a monthly scholarship - directly the amount "for life".
Scholarships Orange Tulip Scholarship (Netherlands), Chevening (Britain), Fulbright (USA) are familiar to many who have ever thought about getting an education abroad. However, there are some nuances: most of the programs are based on postgraduate education (master's, postgraduate studies), not all can be available in any specialty, and some have their own specific conditions. For example, the Fulbright and Chevening programs imply that after graduation, the student undertakes to return to his homeland and stay there for at least 2 years.
Financial aid for students
It is impossible to reimburse moral and time costs, but some universities are able to provide financial assistance.
There are two types of scholarships:
- Merit-based scholarships. It is received only by those who have distinguished themselves in the academic, sports or creative spheres. The student must clearly meet all the established criteria. Such scholarships serve as an attraction for new talented students or to increase attention to an unpopular direction.
- Need-based scholarships. These are issued to students who meet all the criteria, but cannot pay for tuition themselves. Such scholarships are widespread in Italy and the United States.
As a rule, bonuses cover part of the cost of studying (from 20% to 50%). However, for admission, it is necessary to pay a registration fee of 50-100 dollars / euro, draw up or translate the necessary documents, pay and pass the language exam if necessary.
In this case, attention is often paid to the educational programs of colleges in Canada and America. First, the student studies for a couple of years in college, and if desired and with the permission of the leadership of the educational institution, he can transfer to the university for the third year. All information should be studied on the college's website. Having found the necessary list of universities that cooperate with the college, you can save well! In the United States, to help transfer from college to university, there are even special advisors (advisers, consultants) who develop strategies for transferring students to universities.
The Right Country
Very popular among students are Italy, Spain,Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland. Compared to the United States or the United Kingdom in Southern and Eastern Europe, education costs much less, and the cost of renting a room and the cost of food here is much lower. It is also worth considering that many countries refuse to study under the medical program (too high competition), while in Hungary almost half of the students of the University of Debrecen are foreigners.
So before you go to study abroad, you should think over your budget in advance, considering all possible ways to reduce costs, get acquainted with the programs of universities and collect the necessary sets of documents. And be confident in yourself and your abilities, because you always need to try to achieve something!