University life may be perceived as care free but it is also a costly exercise with tuition fees of 9k per year for many English students. MSE Buzz looks at 7 EU countries that have little or no tuition fees.
With less than a tenth of the population, Finland does not posses the range of study options as the UK. However, students can enjoy free tuition at prestigious institutions such as Helsinki University.
Home and EU students in Denmark can still enjoy free tuition for university degree courses. Those from outside the EU will normally be expected to pay between 6,000 and 16,000 Euros per year.
Hungary boasts over 20 universities and local and EU students can take up 'state-funded' placements. Fees for courses other than Medicine or Pharmacy vary but can start as low as £800.
Tuition fees to study at places such as the Lund University are free - however you may be asked to pay a nominal registration fee. A number of Swedish institutions offer degree courses taught in English.
Despite its recent difficulties, Greece still offers free tuition to students for undergraduate degree courses. Some Masters courses, however, will have a tuition fee requirement.
Home and EU students studying at historic institutions such as Vienna University will not be charged for their degree course studies. Only a nominal registration/union fee is required each semester.
The Netherlands do charge students for tuition but - at around 2,000 Euros (£1,500) for most courses - it is only a fraction of the charges faced by English students.