Do most European countries offer a free post-secondary education to their citizens?
Nylex said:We have free further education here (college/sixth form), that's post-secondary in our terminology. Still have to pay for university, of course.
Not in the UK.Pengwuino said:Wait... college and university arent the same thing?
Gaz031 said:Not in the UK.
5-16=Primary school > Secondary school. (compulsary).
16-18=Sixth form/college (A-Levels) (Voluntary).
18- =University (Voluntary).
Dimitri Terryn said:Belgium has a practically free university system. You only pay €500(about $600) a year tuition, that's it. I pay about €80 because I'm scholarship ellidgeable.
Pengwuino said:Wait... college and university arent the same thing?
Pengwuino said:Thats what you consider practically free? :D Man i feel like im getting off lucky. But im in CA so yes, i am getting off lucky.
Dimitri Terryn said:Considering that without state sponsorship, the cost would be around €30,000 yes!
Dimitri Terryn said:Three hundred dollars per semester? So you pay exactly the same as a Belgian student then :uhh:
Also, not to sound pretentious or anything, but don't city colleges have the reputation of being of lower quality then larger universities? That's what Americans I know have told me anyway, I was wondering whether it was true.
Do you get money for cost of living, or do you have to take care of that yourself? Tuition in the Netherlands for University is €1475 a year.Dimitri Terryn said:Belgium has a practically free university system. You only pay €500(about $600) a year tuition, that's it. I pay about €80 because I'm scholarship ellidgeable.