5 AFFORDABLE COUNTRIES TO STUDY ABROAD IN 2017
Studying Abroad Countries
By now, I’m sure we all know that the Federal Government of Nigeria has given banks the mandate to give form A’s to students who want to study abroad. What this means is no more having to source for currency at the ridiculously high exchange rate the black market offers and studying abroad can now be as affordable as ever.
Here are the top 5 affordable countries we predict students will be going to in 2017
Cyprus is a country on the Mediterranean Islands and it is the largest in the region, with a population of about 1.1million people, it is a member state of the European Union. Although Greek is the most commonly spoken language, the majority of the populace speak English as lectures are being taught in English and Greek.
Education is important in Cyprus where international students receive a quality education in a safe, friendly environment at an affordable cost. They, in turn, enrich the educational experience of our own students and bring an international dimension to our culture. Lifelong friendships and networks are formed between Cypriot and overseas students which later enhance the cultural and trade relationships between our countries.
Estimated Undergraduate Tuition: Between €2800 – €7200.
Estimated Postgraduate Tuition: Between €5500 – €12800.
It is a country located in the southeastern part of Europe, which is under the European union and is known to be Europe’s 14th largest country. Studying in Bulgaria is affordable has it offers one of the cheapest educational and living cost in Europe. Bulgaria is most popular for attracting an ever increasing number of international students who want to build a career in the medical and other popular fields.
In Bulgaria, the official language spoken is Bulgarian, However, select universities offer a wide variety of courses in the English language.
Tuition fees can be estimated based on courses. Some of the courses are listed below
Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy – 5500-8000 Euros
Political Science -1500 Euros – 2500 Euros
Psychology – 2700 Euros
Electrical Engineering – 3000 Euros
Mechanical Engineering- 3000 Euros
Computer Systems and Technologies – 3000 Euros
Masters tuition costs starts from 4000Euros
Hungary is increasingly becoming a popular study abroad destination. The Hungarian higher educational system has over the decades built a commendable and very strong tradition in the sciences. Beyond high-quality education, Hungary also provides a lively and welcoming culture, a fascinating history and beautiful cities. For the past twenty years, over 10,000 international students have attended Hungarian higher educational institutes. Hungary is especially popular for studies in the sciences. These science fields include medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine to name a few. These are all programs with very competitive admission in a lot of countries and where Hungary offers a great alternative.
Undergraduate Tuition: EUR 4009 – EUR 11,298 per academic year on average.
Postgraduate Tuition: EUR 3353 – EUR 5831 per year on average.
Lithuanian education system goes back as far as the sixteenth century with the establishment of Vilnius University, the oldest University in Eastern Europe. International students seeking a European study abroad destination is now increasingly opting to Study in Lithuania. The academic year starts in September and ends in mid-June and is divided into two semesters – spring and autumn. Tertiary study programs in Lithuania are evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), with each year of study being awarded 60 ECTS credits.
International students intending to Study Abroad in Lithuania are advised to start application procedure as early as possible, because documentations and applications procedures may take up to one month and sometimes longer.
Tuition fees differ from university to university/institution, depending on which study program has been chosen and which stage the student is applying to (Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D./Doctorate). On average, the cost of courses/programs at Universities in Lithuania is approximately between 3,000 – 12,000 litas per year
Portugal, known for its warm hospitality and mild climate, is considered the oldest nation-state in Europe. Once a world power with territories around the globe, Portugal is now a member state of the European Union and a signatory country of the Schengen Agreement. Although it is the westernmost country in continental Europe, Portugal is a well-connected country, which affords you the opportunity to discover beautiful Europe while earning your degree in Portugal.
Whether you would like to study in Portugal your bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. degree, the Portuguese education system is designed to provide students with a wide range of study programs. If you would like to receive a more theoretical education, universities (“universidade”) might be the most appropriate type of institution for you. Or if you would like to earn your degree in Portugal with a more vocational approach, polytechnics (“politécnico”) might be your best choice.
Average tuition fees in universities range between 3,323 and 3,872 EUR/year for any degree level.