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

Where to go to study abroad and, above all, in these times of crisis (well 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 dataπŸ‡§πŸ‡·

The report takes into account, on the one hand, application fees and, on the other hand, all grants, loans, grants and tax advantages. Result: it is better to study in Denmark than in England, subscription fees ranging respectively from €0 to over €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 costs you nothing, your apartment will not bring you €800 a month.

1 Denmark

The cost : None : college is free πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Students, whether Danish or European Union citizens, do not pay fees, even in the second cycle.

Scholarship value: almost €10,000 scholarships per student per yearπŸ‡§πŸ‡· The country awards scholarships to all students irrespective of resource. A student can thus receive €9,119 over 10 months to finance their studies. Additional assistance is even granted to those who become parents while studying.
Knowing that half of students use loans. At a rate of 4%, loans can amount to €2,897 per year and must be repaid one year after the end of the course. Parents do not receive any subsidies or tax benefits.πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

One more good reason to go Why according to’OECDThat is the happiest country in europeπŸ‡§πŸ‡· Free health care for all, security, unemployment rate below 5% and frowned upon overtime, Danes have a very good lifeπŸ‡§πŸ‡·


The price of beer should also be taken into account (Photo: Nick ShineπŸ‡§πŸ‡·

two Sweden

The cost : the University it costs nothing for Swedish students, but also students from the European Union and non-EU countries such as Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

Scholarship value: around €3,000 in aid : 64% of students received €2,997 per year. Scholarships that can be supplemented with loans of up to €700 per month. They extend to young people over 25 who return to their studies after having worked or who have to face additional expenses such as paying for two homes or investing in musical instruments! In contrast, parents do not receive tax benefits or allowancesπŸ‡§πŸ‡·

One more good reason to go to see the Loch Ness Monster. As studies are very expensive in the UK (see beside)πŸ‡§πŸ‡· we can always take solace in the Swedish version that the locals are very proud of πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

3 Finland

The cost : no registration fee requiredexcept in the context of Masters in English offered by certain institutions.

Scholarship value: over €7,000 in grants and loansπŸ‡§πŸ‡· Young people with incomes of less than €11,850 per year can benefit from a scholarship, 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 scholarship, you can take out a loan of up to €2,700. This brings the potential aid amount to €7,196. Bonus, deserving students are entitled to additional loansπŸ‡§πŸ‡·

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 launching a cell where the record is 101.46 m. Even sportier, the women wearing… contestπŸ‡§πŸ‡·

4 Austria

The cost : record is not not payingfor both Austrians and citizens of the European Union.

Scholarship value: up to €9,000πŸ‡§πŸ‡· The system is, in fact, based on the aid given to the student and the family. A young person can receive up to €8,952 according to your parents’ income and the number of brothers and sisters who are in theπŸ‡§πŸ‡· Their parents, for their part, are entitled to €153 per month of family allowance and €58 per month and tax benefit per child. 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 your life, national pride if any! Inaugurated on his 64th birthday, the museum brings together wax statues, photos and even the bed where little Arnold slept sleep when he was youngπŸ‡§πŸ‡·

5 Malta

The cost : the first cycle is free, but from the Maltese master and European Union nationals must pay 400β‚¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡· 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 per month from October to June, to which €466 is added every year. Science, math, and computer science students qualify for bonusπŸ‡§πŸ‡· 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, we suddenly saved on the jacket budget. Count 15Β°C for the coldest months, enough to go and enjoy the magnificent Maltese beaches, like on the island of Gozo.

bqhidden. Subscription fees ranging respectively from €0 to over €36,000 per year.

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