What physics universities would you recommend?

In summary, the conversation discusses recommendations for affordable foreign universities offering a Master's degree in physics for a Lithuania citizen with limited financial resources. The individual asks for personal experiences and mentions considering Saint Petersburg University as an option due to its low cost and potential for tuition-free studies. However, there are concerns about the university's reputation.
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What cheap but good foreign physics universities would you recommend for a Lithuania citizen (average wage is not very impressive here) for a Master's degree?

I am about to graduate my bachelor studies and am thinking of my future. Not coming from a wealthy family, my options are limited. Studies would have to be either quite cheap or not cost anything at all (tuition-free).

I'd appreciate any kind of advice or any kind of personal experience.

I am asking for advice here because so far I've found this forum really helpful.
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And what research have you done on this?
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Vanadium 50 said:
And what research have you done on this?
I figured that Saint Petersburg University (condensed matter physics program) could be an option for me. It is a beautiful city, living expenses are similar to Lithuania's and it is possible to not pay tuition. However, from what I've read it appears to me that russian universities don't have a good reputation.

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