Carmen Paun. University tuition fees cost more in England than anywhere else in Europe, according to a new report from the European Commission – but the headline figures are not the whole story for students sizing up how to survive.
Students in England pay up to €11,500 (US$15,075) per year: those in Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Malta, Norway, Scotland and Sweden pay little or nothing.
In Austria and Denmark, national and European Union (EU) students pay no fees. In Norway, both national and international students are exempted from fees for public higher education.
The report, published on 10 September and titled National Student Fee and Support Systems 2011-2012, was produced for the commission by the Eurydice network.