National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education 2014/15: This report analyses the student fees and support systems (grants and loans) across European countries. It covers 33 European countries of the Eurydice network. The report finds that a significant number of systems apply a ‘no fee’ regime for all students. In most European countries, a minority of students receive support in the form of grants and they are often allocated on a combination of need-based and merit-based criteria. Publicly subsidised loans play a significant role in student support in around half of the countries.
Separate countries sheets provide national descriptions and country specific diagrammes.
Report: National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education 2014/15
European Commission Press Release: Fees and grants for students widely differ across Europe
The Organisation of School Time in Europe: Primary and Secondary General Education 2014/15 and the Organisation of the Academic Year in Europe 2014/15: The school calendar contains national data on the length of the school year, the start and end of each school year, and the timing and length of school holidays. It covers both primary and secondary education. The overview covers the 35 countries of the Eurydice network (reference year 2014/15). The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the year, terms times, holidays and examination periods). Variations depending on the type of (university of non-university) study programme are also indicated. Information on the academic calendars is available for 34 countries.
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