Applications to universities are no easy task. In addition to considering finances for funding university studies, prospective students also need to consider application fees. This applies to the vast majority of universities and this has become a key obstacle to numerous students in their educational careers.

Certain universities in the United States, for example, can charge over $100 per application. This imposes a heavy financial strain on countless international students who intend to apply to several universities.

However, all is not lost of course! Universities do offer a certain amount of flexibility that allows prospective students to bypass these financial obstacles. In some cases, universities offer a ‘waiver’ that enables select students to override the application fee.

But in other cases, certain universities charge no expenses for an application at all! This is typical if students submit an online application. In this article, we will provide you with information regarding several universities that cost no expenses when it comes to submitting an application.

3 Universities in South Korea with No Application Fees

There are a total of 3 universities in South Korea without any application fee, but you can try to email the admissions office of your preferred institution if they will allow for an application fee waiver.  This method might work, but it might not since it doesn’t hurt to ask. Check out 3 Universities in Korea with No Application Fee!

5 Universities in Australia with No Application Fees

There are a total of 5 universities that do not have an application fee for both domestic and international students, and we have also included a brief summary for each university with its corresponding link. Check out the 5 Universities in Australia with No Application Fee!

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35 Universities in the USA with No Application Fees

Compared to the majority of other countries, the United States has several institutions that do not charge fees for application submissions. Check the list of 35 Universities in the USA that do not charge application fees.

1 University in Canada with No Application Fee

Unfortunately, the majority of universities in Canada do charge an application fee. However, there is only one university wherein you don’t need to pay for the application process. Read the Canadian University with the No Application Fee to know more!

2 Universities in China with No Application Fees

Similar to universities in Korea, there are 3 universities in China with no application fee. Some of these institutions that are listed offer prestigious scholarships to international applicants, so don’t forget to check the information regarding scholarships. Check out 2 Universities in China with No Application Fee!

Universities in the UK with No Application Fees

Applying to universities in the UK, unfortunately, comes with a cost, but this is substantially less than applying to universities elsewhere. Prospective students apply using the UCAS online portal which is an online application system that can be used to apply to up to 5 universities for £24 ($32).

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About the Author: Hyun Lee

Hyun is the founder at Global Scholarships. He has received a full-tuition scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College as well as $1,000 Burger King Scholarship for his undergraduate degree and has been offered a fully funded scholarship consisting of tuition, living stipend, and health insurance for computer science Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University. Read more about his scholarship journey here.

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