Countries With Free College

Anyone that lives in the United States and other areas with college tuition costs know just how expensive attending an institute of higher education can be. A student can spends tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend college, which can be offset with grants and scholarships. However, many of these students have to take on student loans, paying hundreds of dollars each month over a long period of time to fund their education.

However, there are countries where there is no cost for attending college. Residents of these nations can receive their education for free. In fact, residents from the United States and other countries where college comes at a cost have studied abroad in order to take advantage of these opportunities.

There are several countries that offer free tuition to its citizens. In alphabetical order, these countries are:

These are the countries that offer free tuition to its own residents, but there are also a number of countries that offer free tuition to international students. In many cases, college courses are available for free but they are taught only in the country’s native language. All nations that offer free college to international students are:

  • Brazil: Classes are taught in Portuguese
  • Czech Republic: Classes taught in the Czech language are free
  • Finland
  • France: Free classes available to European Union citizens
  • Germany
  • Greece: Classes are taught in Greek
  • Iceland
  • Kenya: Free tuition available to high-scoring secondary school students
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway: Tuition is fee but living expenses come at a very high cost
  • Panama
  • Slovenia: Free education for EU citizens
  • Sweden: Free education for EU citizens
Flag Name Area Population 2018 Growth Rate
Brazil8,515,767 km²210,867,9540.75%
Egypt1,002,450 km²99,375,7411.87%
Germany357,114 km²82,293,4570.22%
Turkey783,562 km²81,916,8711.45%
France551,695 km²65,233,2710.39%
Kenya580,367 km²50,950,8792.52%
Spain505,992 km²46,397,4520.09%
Argentina2,780,400 km²44,688,8640.94%
Poland312,679 km²38,104,832-0.17%
Malaysia330,803 km²32,042,4581.32%
Greece131,990 km²11,142,161-0.16%
Czech Republic78,865 km²10,625,2500.07%
Sweden450,295 km²9,982,7090.73%
Austria83,871 km²8,751,8200.19%
Denmark43,094 km²5,754,3560.36%
Finland338,424 km²5,542,5170.35%
Norway323,802 km²5,353,3630.90%
Panama75,417 km²4,162,6181.56%
Uruguay181,034 km²3,469,5510.37%
Slovenia20,273 km²2,081,2600.06%
Luxembourg2,586 km²590,3211.18%
Iceland103,000 km²337,7800.82%