The place to go to review in Europe when you do not have cash?

Where to study abroad and, above all, in these times of crisis (yes, my good lady), where are the cheapest courses? To answer these questions, the European Commission just published a report [PDF] comparing the cost of studying in public higher education in 30 European countries – whether they are members of the European Union or not. Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Netherlands did not provide their data.

The report takes into account application fees, on the one hand, and all grants, loans, grants, and tax advantages, on the other. Result: it is better to study in Denmark than in England, application fees ranging respectively from €0 to more than €36,000 per year.

Knowing that this report – and therefore the article you are about to read – does not take into account the cost of living outside of university. Remember to check before you leave that even if the university doesn’t cost you anything, your apartment won’t give you €800 a month.

1 Denmark

The cost : None : college is free ! Students, whether Danish or EU nationals, do not pay tuition fees, even in the second cycle.

Scholarship value: scholarship of almost €10,000 per student per year. The country awards scholarships to all students regardless of resource. Thus, a student can receive €9,119 over 10 months to finance their studies. Additional allowances are also provided for those who become parents during schooling.
Knowing that half of the students use loans. At a rate of 4%, loans can reach €2,897 per year and must be repaid one year after finishing the course. Parents do not receive any subsidies or tax benefits..

One more good reason to go. Why according to’OECDThat is the happiest country in Europe. Free healthcare for all, security, unemployment rate below 5% and disapproved overtime, Danes have a very good life


The price of beer should also be considered (Photo: Nick Shine)

two Sweden

The cost : the University it doesn’t cost anything for Swedish students, but also for those from the European Union and non-EU countries such as Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

Scholarship value: almost €3,000 in aid : 64% of students received 2,997 euros per year. Scholarships that can be supplemented by loans of up to €700 per month. They extend to young people over 25 who return to school after having worked or who have to pay additional expenses, such as paying for two accommodations or investing in musical instruments! In contrast, parents do not receive tax benefits or subsidies.

One more good reason to go. to see the Loch Ness Monster. As studies are very expensive in the UK (see side), we can always take comfort in the Swedish version of which the locals are very proud !

3 Finland

The cost : no registration fee requiredexcept in the context of masters in English offered by some establishments.

Scholarship value: more than €7,000 in grants and loans. Young people with an income of less than €11,850 per year are eligible for a grant, the value of which varies between €55 and €298 per month – depending on age and whether or not the student lives with their parents. A housing supplement covers part of the rent up to €206 per month. In addition to the grant, you can take out a loan of up to €2,700. This brings the amount of potential aid to €7,196. Bonus, Deserving students are entitled to additional loans.

One more good reason to go. this is the place to be if you like “what the fuck” contests. Finland has its world sauna championship which consists of staying as long as possible in a sauna heated to 110 degrees, but also playing a cell phone where the record is 101.46 m. even more sporty women wearing… pageant.

4 Austria

The cost : registration is not not payingfor both Austrians and European Union nationals.

Scholarship value: up to €9,000. The system is, in fact, based on the help given to the student and the family. A young person can receive up to €8,952 according to their parents’ income and the number of their brothers and sisters who are in the upper. Their parents, in turn, are entitled to €153 monthly family allowances and €58 monthly and per child tax benefit. On the other hand, there are no specific loans to finance your course.

One more good reason to go. per visit the museum dedicated to Arnold Schwarzenegger at least once in a lifetime, national pride if any! Opened in 64 years, the museum brings together wax statues, photos and even the bed where little Arnold slept sleep when he was young.

5 Malta

The cost : the first cycle is free, but from the Maltese master and European Union nationals must pay 400€. Those born outside the EU pay €400 for both cycles.

Scholarship value: anyone enrolled in higher education can receive scholarships during the first cycle. Nothing to do with Denmark, but they can receive €84 a month from October to June, to which €466 a year is added. Science, math and computer science students qualify for bonuses. Subsidized loans also allow students between the ages of 18 and 30 to continue their education or take distance learning courses. Since 2012, parents can also expect to receive €150 to €840 a year in tax benefits.

One more good reason to go. because it is much hotter there than in the other 4 countries, suddenly we save on the jacket budget. Count 15°C for the coldest months, enough to go and enjoy the magnificent Maltese beaches, like on the island of Gozo.

bqhidden. Application fees range respectively from €0 to €36,000+ per year.

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