Countries With Free College 2019

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.

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:

Country Free Tuition (Citizens) Free Tuition (International Students) Population 2019
ArgentinaYes44,780,677
AustriaYes8,955,102
BrazilYesYes, but classes are taught in Portuguese.211,049,527
Czech RepublicYesFree tuition in the Czech language, not free in other languages.10,689,209
DenmarkYes5,771,876
EgyptYes100,388,073
FinlandYesYes5,532,156
FranceYesAvailable to all European Union (EU) citizens.65,129,728
GermanyYesYes83,517,045
GreeceYesYes, but classes are taught in Greek.10,473,455
IcelandYesYes339,031
KenyaYesFree public tuition for high-scoring secondary school students.52,573,973
LuxembourgYesYes615,729
MalaysiaYes31,949,777
NorwayYesYes, but living expenses are high.5,378,857
PanamaYesYes4,246,439
PolandYes37,887,768
SloveniaYesAvailable to all EU citizens.2,078,654
SpainYes46,736,776
SwedenYesAvailable to all EU citizens. Ph.D. programs are tuition-free.10,036,379
TurkeyYes83,429,615
UruguayYes3,461,734