7 countries where grad school is relatively cheap

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  1. JimLane

    JimLane New Member

  2. Griffin

    Griffin Crazy About Psychology

    Wow, great read! :-D Good to know that if I have an existential freakout about grad school, I can always flee to Sweden!
     
  3. mintaru

    mintaru Active Member

    Things are changing...

    No, not really. The article is a little bit outdated. Free Swedish higher education for non-Europeans will end in 2010! Here in an article about it: http://www.thelocal.se/12594/20080623/

    And Sweden isn't the only Scandinavian country where things change, it's the same in Finland: http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Tuition+fees+for+foreign+students+to+be+introduced+on+trial+basis+in+2010/1135238644147

    Quote from that article: The universities would be allowed to decide on how high the fees should be. A few years ago, a working group proposed a range of between EUR 3,500 and EUR 12,000.

    Wow, a jump from zero to (up to) €12,000! This would make a Finnish degree one of the most expensive in Europe! By the way, the term non-Europeans is maybe a little bit misleading since it actually means students from outside the European Union and the European Economic Area. That means students from former Soviet or Yugoslav countries - with the exception of the baltic states and Slovenia - are "non-European"! :rolleyes:

    mintaru
     
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  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Also, check for the language of instruction. English might be on the list but it might not.
     
  5. Griffin

    Griffin Crazy About Psychology

    Hehe, dang that wacky english language. As incorrect as everyone keeps telling me it is, I wish that people would use "non-EU" more often.

    And I actually think it's a good thing that some countries are adding tuition for foreign students, it might make it easier to keep it tuition-free for actual residents of the country.

    @Kizmet: Good point :) At that particular swedish university, they have some programs that are available entirely in English.
     

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