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Low Tuition Universities in Europe: Cost of living in Spain, Slovenia and Ireland

    western europeThe republic of Spain is really becoming a popular study destination for international students desiring a high quality education in Europe. To date, Spain has provided sound education to international students from well over 215 countries. If you have never heard of a monarchical parliament, you are bound to find one in Spain. There are numerous attractive tourist centers in Spain; from sunbathing in their beaches to touring renowned monuments, you’ll definitely find your stay in Spain fun and fulfilling. For international students desiring to understand Europe and its environs better, studying in Spain holds the key. This country is very popular for its tasty meals and beautiful friendly environment as well as the relatively low cost of living. More than everything, you’ll be enthralled by Spain’s local festivals and warm climate.

    Cost of Study and Living In Spain

    The cost of living and studying in Spain is roughly 3000 Euro; which is about 300 euro per month. This amount will cater for your housing, travel and food. Note that the tuition fee for studying in Spain is 1000 euro per year in Public schools.


    Slovenia is a peaceful country for international students to study in, you may not have known that part of its landmass is in the sea while the other part rest by the Alps, You might be surprised to know that you can study at any universitiy in Slovenia at low tuition. Infact, Slovenia is a member of the Schengen Area and Eurozone. What this means is that while studying in a university in Slovenia, you can with the same visa freely explore and visit other countries in Europe without immigration issues.

    Cost of Living
    Here is a summary breakdown of cost of studying and living in Slovenia:
    Accommodation € 80 -120  (student dormitory); €200 – 500 (private accommodation, bigger cities);
    Study material  – mostly photocopies (0.05 €/copy);
    Student coupon system – € 3-4 /meal;
    City transport  –  bus token for city bus; in Ljubljana with Urbana €  1.20;
    Meal for two in a medium priced restaurant –  € 25 – 30;
    Glass of beer in a regular pub –  €2
    Tea – € 1,80;
    Glass of wine –  €1.50;
    Coffee in a regular pub –  €1.50;
    Big Mac – €2.50;
    Cinema Ticket –   € 4,5;
    Theater, concert –  €15;
    Loaf of bread –  € 1,5;
    Milk, 1 liter   € 1;
    Apples, 1 kg   € 1,5;Gasoline, 1 liter  around  € 1,40



    Ireland is an ideal for international students to study in. In fact, in 2008 well over eight percent of the total student body was made up of international students. Whether you come in to study in Ireland as an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll be enthralled by the unusual friendliness and hospitality of Irish people. Infact, the international atmosphere and quality of higher education in their universitites will make want to return to Ireland.

    Cost of Living

    Recent figures made available for Dublin city ranges from EUR 7,000 to EUR 10,100. This will largely depend on your type of accommodation and housing. These estimates will cater for rent, electricity, food, books and laundry and medicine as well as travel passes and social expenses, with tuition fees excluded.

    Note that Rents and many other prices might be cheaper for those living outside of the city of Dublin.





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