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Eurydice – National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education

Eurydice. (2020). National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education 2020/21. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

This report presents a comparative overview of the main features of national student fee and financial support systems in European higher education in the 2020/21 academic year. It provides insights on whether any fees are charged to students in higher education, which students may have to pay such fees and how much. It also presents public financial support tools available to students, including grants and loans, as well as to their families, in the form of tax benefits to students' parents and family allowances.  

The comparative overview is complemented by 43 national information sheets, which briefly describe each national student fee and support system in public and government-dependent private higher education institutions. It includes data on short­cycle, first-cycle (Bachelor level) and second-cycle (Master level) programmes. The C0VID-19 pandemic have created more challenging circumstances to students to access higher education and have the right conditions to study and succeed in higher education. This report also aims to capture some administrative and financial measures in the area of student fees and support that governments adopted in 2020 to support students to strive. Information covers 38 countries, including the 27 EU Member States as well as the United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey. 

Find the full report here