Looking for a free education at a public university? Can you say Norway? The state-subsidized public university system is open to all Norwegians and is also free for non-Norwegians as well.
The fact is, out-of-state tuition at a public university in the U.S. per year is quite steep, over $21,000, not including room and board. So, it seems that Norway would be a better decision from an economic standpoint.
Well, there are some catches. Students must pay a fee in order to take exams and get an official card, which costs about $180. Prospective students must also prove they can afford to live there, approximately $16,000. That’s whether is through savings, work, grants or scholarships they may have received. Some international students may be able to get financial aid from the Norwegian government.