North Macedonia has much to offer as a place to study - courses geared to international needs, internationally recognised qualifications such as Bachelor and Master, a credit system which allows the accumulation and transfer of study and exam modules. Additionally, a foreign student looking to study in North Macedonia are not required to speak the native language.
In this section, we highlight the overall performance of North Macedonian universities on the institutional level per U-Multirank dimension. The table below shows the national breakdown of North Macedonian universities and how they stand across the spectrum of above average (receiving a score of ‘A’ (very good) or ‘B’ (good)), versus below average (receiving a score of ‘D’ (below average) or ‘E’ (weak)). In doing so, U-Multirank offers a clear picture on the country’s strengths and areas for improvement.
It becomes apparent that in general North Macedonia's higher education institutions perform strongest in U-Multirank’s regional engagement and international orientation dimensions.
At university in North Macedonia, students will pay an application fee to apply of about 200 €. For undergraduate students, the cost of study is about 5000 € per year. Those working towards MSc and MA degrees will pay 8000 € per year. At the PhD level, costs range from 10,000 € up to 20,000 € annually. Most of the Goverment Universities don’t charge tuition fee & some charge as low as 500 Euro-1500 Euro Per semester-Private universities charge tuition fee from 7000 Euro – 10,000 Euro Per Year Very Low Tuition Fee.
No matter the reason, paying high tuition fees can be a source of stress for many. However, there are many options for financing your studies, including the use of scholarships. There are various scholarship opportunities available for international students looking to study in North Macedonia. Depending on your country of origin and the level of studies, there are different options for funding. To explore what scholarship options are available, check this scholarship database.
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to obtain a visa but need to register with the local authorities within 90 days of their arrival. Generally, all non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens must hold a student visa along with a residence permit. The visa has to be obtained before traveling to North Macedonia. Upon arrival in North Macedonia, you are able to apply for a residence permit.