Other than countries such as Denmark, Finland, Norway where university education in public universities is free (as long as you satisfy the qualifications and requirements), most universities from the European countries charge super high tuition fees for students that come from outside the EU. However,good news is some of them don’t apply this rule, which inevitably makes the final destination of studying abroad easier to reach.
Although you should not choose your study degree simply based on the affordability criteria, check below some of the most affordable programmes dedicated to non-EU students offered by universities in EU countries.
Bachelor degree in political science
- Find below average tuition fee for political science degrees:
Belgium, Slovenia: 1,000 EUR/year
Lithuania, Spain: 1,700 EUR/year
If you are interested in history, but are deeply curious to understand international relations and law, political science is the degree program you are looking for. A Bachelor degree in political science will give you a deeper understanding of how governments function and how the social, cultural and economic context of a nation influences local and international politics. By studying political science, you will have a much better view regarding the types of political organizations that have ruled worldwide.
Graduates of political science can find jobs at governmental, diplomatic institutions, work as public affairs or law consultants, government officer and politicians.
Bachelor degree in economics
- Average tuition fee for economics degrees:
Hungary: 2,200 EUR/year
Lithuania: 1,700 EUR/year
Italy: 1,400 EUR/year
By studying economics, you will have a holistic view of all elements of the economy. Economics studies basically involves learning about microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics are the basic theories regarding individual markets, the concepts of buying and selling, while macroeconomics examines issues that affect the economy as a whole (economic growth, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy among others).
Using mathematical and statistical techniques, economics graduates will know how to forecast economic market trends, will be able to determine pricing policies, evaluate the impact of the economic environment of any organization.
Bachelor degree in journalism
- Average tuition fee for journalism degrees:
Germany: 5,000 EUR/year
Latvia: 3,000 EUR/year
Spain: 2,300 EUR/year
Ireland: 800 EUR/year
Journalism degrees are dedicated to those students that like to tell and/or write a good story. What makes a good or interesting story is what you will learn during your journalism studies. Students enrolled in a Bachelor degree in journalism learn how to gather and research relevant information and how to use it and transform it in a way that captivates readers or viewers.
Bachelor degree in nursing
- Average tuition fee for nursing degrees:
Lithuania: 3,000 EUR/year
Switzerland: 1,500 EUR/year
Austria: 700 EUR/year
If you are interested in pursuing a nursing career, first you will be required to enrol in nursing Bachelor’s degree and then, depending on the country you want to practice this job, a Master’s degree or other postgraduate courses may be required.
A degree in nursing means learning various medical techniques in order to assist people to recover their health and increase the quality of life.The curricula in nursing covers core areas like anatomy and physiology, statistics, nutrition and diet, nursing theory and research. You will also have the opportunity to engage in practical work in hospitals, nursing homes and provide and monitor patient care.
Bachelor degree in languages
- Average tuition fee for language degrees:
Czech Republic: 3,000 EUR/year
Poland: 2,500 EUR/year
Portugal: 1,100 EUR/year
Switzerland: 700 – 1,400 EUR/year
Learning and understanding a foreign language these days is super beneficial, as international students graduating from a language degree can work in almost any field they can imagine. However, in addition to knowing a language, you will also gain knowledge about the literature, history, and culture of the countries in which the target language is spoken. Having this complete cultural understanding of a foreign language will help you stand out in front of other candidates when trying to find a job in the current competitive job market.
While pursuing a Bachelor language degree, you will develop excellent oral and written communication skills and will be able to make detailed research on any topic regarding linguistics.
Graduates of a language programme usually pursue careers like: interpreter, journalist, translator, language researcher or teacher. However, as mentioned above, career prospects are pretty wide, you just have to know the exact fields that search for candidates who know the language that you learned in school.
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