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Affordable online degree offering universities in Europe open to Nigerians

Affordable online degree offering universities in Europe open to Nigerians

Amidst the economic crunch crippling almost everything in the country, many Nigerians are forced to ‘Japa’ to study abroad.

‘Japa’ is a Nigerian language synonymous with seeking a better life abroad. Some people use the word for leaving their country due to economic hardship.

Nigerians today have endless opportunities to study in different countries at a very pocket-friendly cost. A fact remains that many international students choose to earn their degrees in Europe, and the number is growing every year.

Cheap and even free universities in Europe provide foreign students with a top-notch education, a chance to develop useful language skills, and of course, a unique and engaging cultural experience.

Here are the top cheap online degree-offering universities in Europe for foreign students:

University of Pisa, Italy

The University of Pisa was officially established in 1343, although a number of scholars claim its origin dates back to the 11th century.

The University of Pisa is a public institution with twenty departments, and high-level research centres in the agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine sectors.

Some of the online courses are Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Business & Management, Applied Sciences and Professions, Arts, Design and Architecture, Computer Science and IT, Humanities, Education and Training among others.

The undergraduate tuition fee is $2,307 (about N1,064,680.50) per year, and the cost of living is at $666 to $1,272 (N307,359.00 to N 587,028.00) per month.

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Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy

Polytechnic University of Milan, founded in 1863, is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 40,000 students. It offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design.

The Politecnico has two main campuses in Milan city, where the majority of the research and teaching activity are located, and other satellite campuses in five other cities across Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.

The institution offers 25 undergraduate courses and 47 postgraduate programmes for international students starting in 2023.

There are 12 research departments among which are Aerospace Science and Technology, Architecture and Urban Studies Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Design, etc.

The undergraduate tuition is $1,846 (about N851,929.00) per year, and graduate tuition at $1,499 ( about N691,788.50) per year. Cost of living ranges from $743 to 1,524 (about N342,894.50 to N703,326.00) per month

Free University of Berlin, Germany

The Free University of Berlin is a public research university in Berlin. It emphasises on political science and the humanities. It was founded on December 4, 1948, by students, scholars, and scientists with the support of the American allied forces and politicians in Berlin.

Freie Universität is a full-spectrum university, comprising 12 departments and three Central Institutes offering more than 150 different academic programmes in a broad range of disciplines.

The undergraduate tuition fee is at $684 (about N314,982.00) per year, the graduate tuition fee is $1,000 (about N460,500.00) per year, while the cost of living amounts to $652 to $1,237 (about N300,246.00 to N569,638.50) per month.

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Heidelberg University, Germany

Heidelberg University, also known as Ruperto Carola was established in 1386 and is Germany’s oldest university. It is also one of the strongest research universities in all of Europe.

With a spectrum of more than 180 degree programmes, Heidelberg University offers an almost unique variety of subject combination options in Germany.

The undergraduate tuition fee is $328 (about N151,044.00) per year, the graduate tuition fee is $1,000 (about N460,500.00) per year; while the cost of living is $731 to $1,372 (about N336,625.50 to N631,806.00) per month.

Léonard de Vinci University College, Brussels, Belgium

The University College Léonard de Vinci (HE Vinci) was founded in 1996 by six partners; all established as ASBL, that is, not-for-profit education and training providers.

It is a higher education institution recognised for the quality of its 40 profession-oriented Bachelor’s, academic-oriented (long) Master’s and Advanced Degree Programmes.

The undergraduate tuition is $750 (about N345,375.00) per year, graduate tuition is $807 (about N371,623.50) per year; while the cost of living is $764 to $1,389 ( about N351,822.00 to N351,822.00) per month.

Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russia

Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE) was founded in 1997 based on the Psychological Institution of the Russian Academy of Education, the oldest psychological scientific institution.

The graduate tuition fee is $2,500 (about N1, 151,250.00) per year, and the cost of living at $434 to $967 (about N199, 857.00 to N445, 303.50) per month

Novosibirsk State University, Russia

Novosibirsk State University is a public research university located in Novosibirsk, Russia, and was founded in 1958.

The undergraduate tuition is at $3,000 (about N1, 381,500.00 respectively) per year, and the cost of living is $250 to $534 (about N115, 125.00 to N245, 907.00) per month.

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Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

The Royal Institute of Art is a leading art institution in higher education located in Stockholm, with a long artistic tradition dating back to 1735.

The institution offers studies in both undergraduate and postgraduate in Fine Arts, and architecture in postgraduate.

The undergraduate tuition is $5,000 (about N2,302,500.00) per year, and the cost of living is $774 to $1,527 (about N356,427.00 to N703,183.50) per month

Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a Dutch University of Applied Sciences, located in the southern Netherlands.

Fontys offers 200 bachelor’s and master’s study programmes in the fields of economics, technology, health care, social work, sports and teacher training.

The undergraduate tuition is $5,000 (about N2, 302,500.00) per year, and the cost of living is at $633 to $1,242 (about N291, 496.50 to N571, 941.00) per month.

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht was founded in 1995 after a merger of several independent institutions.

The undergraduate tuition is at $7,500 (about N3,453,750.00) per year, and the cost of living is $737 to $1,422 (about N339,388.50 to N654,831.00) per month.