03 novembre 2014

Measures needed to improve higher education financing

By Wagdy Sawahel. Although the higher education systems of North African countries followed European – French and English – policies and offered education at all levels for free, growing demand and limited public funds have forced countries to recover some costs from students. This has lead to steady growth in the cost of university in the past decade. Read more...

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Degree costs eased by government financial assistance

By John Gerritsen. Fees vary by institutions and subject in New Zealand’s eight universities. Generally, undergraduates expect to pay about NZ$5,000 (US$3,930) a year to study the humanities, NZ$6,000 for commerce and law, and more than NZ$7,000 for architecture and engineering. On top of that are student service levies of as much as NZ$700. Read more...

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Government fixes fees for private medical colleges

By Mushfique Wadud. The Bangladesh government has brought in fixed admission and tuition fees for private medical colleges after complaints that some institutions have been charging excessive fees for the five-year degree. This comes on top of minimum marks for students wanting to enrol in private medical colleges, set in an effort to improve medical education quality. Read more...

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Higher education ‘free’ as it is a public good

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The five Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland have 209 higher education institutions, of which 60 are universities. Only a handful are private institutions that can charge tuition fees for local citizens. Read more...

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Sharp fall in new doctoral students after foreign fees

By Jan Petter Myklebust. While the amount of external research income for Swedish universities increased significantly in 2013, the number of new doctoral students fell by 800 to 3,100 – a whopping 20% drop – following the introduction of tuition fees for students from outside Europe three years ago.
Even so, foreigners accounted for 24% of new students admitted to Swedish higher education institutions last year, according to annual statistics compiled by the Swedish Higher Education Authority. Read more...

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High fees for East African foreign students scrapped

By Wachira Kigotho. More than 100 universities that are members of the Inter-University Council for East Africa, or IUCEA, have scrapped high tuition fees for students from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. These are the five countries that form the East African Community, an economic alliance geared towards economic cooperation and future political integration. Read more...

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New students face an uncertain fees future

By Geoff Maslen. All Australian students are required to pay tuition fees when they enrol as undergraduates in public or private tertiary institutions, although the federal government currently subsidises the fees for the majority enrolled in public universities.
Students who are Australian citizens or holding permanent residency visas can defer the remainder of the fee not subsidised by the government, known as the student contribution, through a government loan. They need only repay the loan when they graduate and are earning more than a set amount which next year will be A$53,400 (US$47,000). Read more...

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A ‘free’ first degree can be costly

By Makki Marseilles. Greek universities are state-financed and run so students do not pay fees – at least at undergraduate level. However a first degree is anything but cheap, with 'other' costs ranging from as little as €1,000 (US$1,300) to €10,000 – and even €100,000 – a year depending on who you are, the socio-economic position of your parents, the institution attended, the length of studies and even your lifestyle. Read more...

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Tuition fees, student grants differ widely in Europe

Levels of student tuition or administrative fees, grants and loans continue to highlight stark differences across Europe, according to a new report published by the European Commission's Eurydice network.
The report, National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education 2014/2015, covers 33 European countries and reveals that fee systems have remained relatively stable across the continent, apart from some notable exceptions. Read more...

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Can universities survive the digital age?

By Paul Rigg. The fifth annual international IE University conference on “Reinventing Higher Education” discussed Bologna, English as the lingua franca and engagement between business and universities. But perhaps it will be the ‘digital natives’ of the next generation who will be higher education’s greatest challenge. Read more...

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