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Tuition Fees for Business Studies in Europe


Are you on the hunt for a top-notch institution in Europe with affordable tuition fees? There is just one thing to always keep in mind: tuition fees may vary according to where you are from. In fact, students coming from outside the EU pay more than European students. However, usually, this does not apply at business schools, where in most cases, students are charged the same amount regardless of where they are from.

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Tuition Fees for business studies in Europe

Tuition fees in the United Kingdom

Even though the UK has officially left the EU, it has been said that EU nationals will continue to pay the same tuition fees as UK students. However, tuition fees range between €8,000 – €100,000, regardless of where applicants are from. Despite this, business programmes can cost even more. An MBA in Strategic Management, Industrial Management, or Educational Leadership at Apsley Business School costs €8,000 in total, however, their MSc in Information Security Management costs €24,750. Other business schools in the UK are London Business School, Warwick Business School, and Alliance Manchester Business School.

Tuition fees in France

French education is one of the most affordable in Europe. However, French private institutions can charge between €1,500 to €35,000 for a Master. Montpellier Business School offers many Master’s of Science degrees in the areas of International Business, Business Excellence, Marketing, Finance, and Digital Transformation. An MSc costs a total of €13,900, meanwhile, a Masters in Management costs up to €25000 and lasts two years. Some of the other institutions in France are The International School of ManagementHEC Paris, ESCP Europe, and INSEAD Business School.

Tuition fees in Germany

Cologne Business School

Most public universities in Germany offer free bachelor’s and master’s degrees to all applicants. Things are different in private universities, where we find higher costs. In fact, students can expect to pay between €1,000 to €40,000 per year for master’s degrees.

At Cologne Business School, students can expect to pay between €10,000 and €15,000 per year for MAs and MScs in Global Finance, Digital Marketing, and Financial Management. Other business institutions in Germany are Mannheim Business School, ESMT Berlin, and Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Those in need of a visa to be able to study in Germany will have to show that they can pay for their programmes. As of January 2020, international students can do so by showing funds of €10,236 or above.

Tuition fees in The Netherlands

At Dutch public universities, European students enjoy lower tuition fees for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. These tuition fees range from €700 to €2,100 per year. Things are different for international students, who can expect to pay between €8,000 and €20,000 EUR per year for a Master’s programme. Dutch private universities can cost you from €5,000 up to €30,000 instead.

At Radboud University, an MSc in Economics or Business Administration costs a total of €2,088 for EU students and €11,472 for international students.

Tuition fees in Spain

Spain is one of the most popular study destinations in Europe. Its culture and pleasant weather attract students from all over the world. Just like in the Netherlands, Spanish private institutions can cost students between €5,000 and €30,000.

Masters at GBSB Global Business School last 9 months. The tuition fees vary depending on the specialization (from €9,900 to €13,490 overall), however, all students pay the same amount regardless of where they are from. Other business schools in Spain are EU Business School, ESCP Europe, ESADE, and IESE Business School.

Tuition fees in Portugal


Students at business schools in Portugal face tuition fees that spam from €3,000 to €25,000. Portuguese education is excellent and the country is home to some of the oldest universities in Europe.

A Master’s programme at NOVA SBE, located in Lisbon, ranges from €12,000 and €14,000. Students can choose to specialize in Finance, Economics or Management. However, for those of you interested in an MBA, Porto Business School offers a Magellan Master of Business Administration that costs a total of €24,999. The programme also includes one week at UC Berkeley in the USA.

Tuition fees in Greece

Greece is another sunny country with plenty of good food, beaches, and, of course, institutions. Business school students can expect to pay up to €25,000 for their education. A Master’s degree at ALBA Graduate Business School costs an average €10,000. Subjects include Finance, Marketing, Shipping, and Strategic HRM. ALBA students can also opt for an MBA which costs around €20,000.

Tuition fees in Switzerland


For those of you who are looking into starting a Master in Switzerland, here’s what you need to know. Education in Switzerland can cost up to €30,000. A Master in Marketing or Finance at EU Business School costs a total of €13,800 for national and international students. An MBA instead costs €20,850. Students can undertake MBAs in Entrepreneurship, Blockchain Management, Global Banking and Finance, and International Business.

Tuition fees in Italy


To reduce study costs, students in Italy can apply for scholarships or prove that they come from a low-income family. However, not every private institution adopts this system. At business schools, students can expect to pay between €3,000 and €35,000.

ESCP Europe, with the Italian headquarters in Turin since 2004, offers a 2-years Master in Management for an overall fee of €35,800 for EU students and €43,000 for international students. Students also have the possibility to study each semester at different campuses. ESCP Europe is also located in Madrid, London, Paris, Berlin, and Warsaw. It also offers an MBA in International Management for a total of €36,000 for all students.

Tuition fees in Poland

MBA in Poland

Poland is one of the most affordable European countries in terms of tuition fees and cost of living, which is why it is becoming popular among students.

ESCP Europe‘s MIM and MBA in International Management can also be found at their Warsaw campus. Other institutions in Poland are the Cracow University of Economics, where you can find Masters in Corporate or International Finance and Accounting for under €6,000, and Kozminski University, where you can find Masters in Management or Digital Marketing for under €12,000.


We hope that the information we provided today will help you identify the right programme for your needs and within your budget in the country of your dreams.

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