Tuition Universities in Europe
Life sucks when you realise that others all over the world are studying in these five awesome universities for free. According to QS World University Rankings, these five universities are top ranked universities.
They are ranked higher than University of St Andrews (Prince William studied there), University of Western Australia (Alumni include Australia’s 23rd PM Bob Hawke and former Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Chinese President Jiang Zemin is an alumnus).
1. Heidelberg University
Want to soak in Oktoberfest? You can do so while you pay 134 euros in fees per semester at Heidelberg University. Fun fact: 55 Nobel prize winners are connected with Heidelberg University. 10 of them were or still are professors at the university.
QS World University Rankings: 50 vs NUS (24), NTU (41), SMU (unranked)
Famous Alumni: Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Classical composer Robert Schumann, philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach, poet Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff and Literature Nobel Laureate Carl Spitteler and political theorist Hannah Arendt.
Technically, the University of Copenhagen is not free if you’re Singaporean. It is free only for citizens in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EAA) and Nordic countries. You could however try to apply for a permit with the possibility of permanent residence to be exempted from tuition fees. Fun fact: 8 Nobel Prize winners hail from the University of Copenhagen.
QS World University Rankings: 45 vs NUS (24), NTU (41), SMU (unranked)
Famous Alumni: Three Danish Prime Ministers Poul Schlüter (1982–1993), Jens Otto Krag (1962–1968, 1971–1972), Anders Sandøe Ørsted (1853–1854); Danish theologian and philosopher Søren Kierkegaard; Physics nobel laureate Niels Bohr, who contributed to development of the Atomic model and Quantum Mechanics, and Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, poet and author of lyrics of the Danish national anthem