5 Cheap Countries In Europe To Visit & Study? I always start my post about education by saying; Education still remains the key to various opportunities in life. No doubt about that though….
However, there’s no way around it, studying abroad can be expensive. From tuition fees, living expenses, travelling, and study materials, it can really add up.
That’s why it’s good to search or look for cheap countries especially in Europe to visit and study.
So, you’re probably looking for a cheap destination, but one with top academic options for study.
But what are the most cheapest countries to study abroad in Europe?
With that question in mind, we’ll reveal the top 5 cheapest destinations in Europe.
From the shores of the Mediterranean to central and eastern Europe, there are lots of options here depending on the study experience you want to have.
5 Cheap Countries In Europe To Visit & Study
I have a good number of schoolmates studying & working in Poland. They’re doing well, as at last time I heard from them.
The number of international students heading to Poland to get their degrees is growing.
Between the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, the number of international students in the country increased by 5.6%, to a total of almost 90,000.
They’re drawn by the history and unique culture, but also the low cost of living and tuition fees.
International students in Poland can expect to pay €2,000 to €6,000 a year for a study course in the country, much cheaper than in comparable countries.
With your student visa in Poland, it’s also possible to work, meaning you can get a part-time job to earn money for your living costs while you’re there.
However, with the low cost of living in Poland, you might not even need a job.
In Warsaw for instance, home to many of the country’s top universities, it’s recommended that students have around (€500) to (€610) to get by, and that includes your rent, groceries, and entertainment costs.
I asked one of our patients in the hospital last time about the best country he preferred to live when opportunity calls.
The guy replied and said; “Eeemm, this country in Europe….., eeemmm, Hungry…”
I asked him why, and the guy replied and said “I like eating foods, and I believe people can’t be hungry in that country.”
That’s funny though….
Actually, Hungary attracts thousands of visitors a year who want to relax by the Danube, experience the vibrant centre of Budapest, and explore the mountainous landscapes.
And it’s one of the most affordable countries to study in Europe, making it a great place for international students.
At many state universities, annual tuition fees don’t exceed €8,000, but they could be as low as €2,500 a year.
If you’re an EU or EEA citizen, you can also find universities offering completely free tuition, making studying in Hungary incredibly affordable.
When it comes to living costs, you’ll find even renting in Budapest to be cheap – it’s possible to get a city apartment for €250-€350 per month.
If you’re planning on staying in university accommodation or renting in a smaller city, your rent will be even lower.
All in all, international students can live in Hungary comfortably between €500-€700. Which is affordable by many.
Home to one of greatest footballer of all time, Christiano Ronaldo or CR7. Let’s consider Portugal….
Fancy living somewhere with 300 sunny days a year and an affordable cost of living?
Then Portugal is the place. On average, your monthly living costs while studying in Portugal shouldn’t exceed €800!
When it comes to tuition fees, you’ll pay differing amounts depending on the university you choose.
However, on average, tuition fees range from around €2,000-€6,500 per year.
Though this is more than some other countries on this list, you can’t ignore the lower general cost of living in Portugal.
Public transport will cost you no more than €20-€30 per month, while you can also get a restaurant meal for just €12.
German Machines like my father used to call them. One of the leading economy in Europe.
Germany is a popular destination for international students because of its incredibly low tuition fees.
In fact, in many of the country’s states, international students do not pay any tuition fees at all, instead just a small administrative fee of around €250 per semester.
The only difference is if you’re planning on studying in Baden-Württemberg, which is a state that includes popular cities like Freiburg, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, and Mannheim.
Here, you’ll be charged €1,500 per semester, which means a total of €3,000 each academic year.
This is still considerably cheaper than countries such as France and the United Kingdom (I never had in mind studying there).
As for living expenses, some cities like Munich or Frankfurt can be relatively expensive, due to the high standard of living and other activities taking place in the cities.
However, other large German cities can be affordable. In Berlin for instance, the capital, rent is 10% lower than in Paris France, and you’ll also find cheaper supermarket and restaurant prices.
The German government estimates that you’ll need just €867 per month to study abroad in Germany, where rent is calculated at just over €300 per month.
This very country housed the “VATICAN CITY” where Pope resides..
Located in the heart of Europe, and with a huge variety of cosmopolitan cities and small, historic towns, Italy is an incredible place to study abroad.
It’s also one of the cheapest countries in Europe, where housing is 50% cheaper than in London and food prices are 23% lower than in Paris.
Tuition fees are also lower than in comparable European countries.
Though studying at a private university will still set you back more, generally tuition fees range from just €500 to €4,000 per year.
At some Italian universities, tuition fees are generated according to your country of citizenship, meaning you could see even lower tuition fees than other international students.
In general, your living expenses shouldn’t reach more than about €1,500 per month, depending on where you live and how often you choose to eat out, which depends highly on your lifestyle..