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However these fees are to be supplemented by Swedish Scholarship Programs. Before this law Sweden has been one of the few countries in Europe where you can study for free. Global competition for talent is increasing sharply and the government wants Swedish universities to compete on equal terms with universities in other countries. In the last decade, the number of foreign students has more than tripled, totaling 36, 000 in 2008 / 2009. The government now wants to reallocate some of this money to award higher education institutions that show particular excellence. It is important to note that students who started a program before tuition fees are introduced will be able to complete their studies according to the rules of the old system and students who take part in an exchange between a Swedish university and university in their home country will not be subject to Swedish tuition fees.


For many years, higher institutions of education in Germany usually do not charge any tuition fees for undergraduate studies. But after the Constitutional Court of Germany lifted the ban on tuition fees in January 2005, a number of Federal states now charge tuition fees for undergraduate students. Postgraduate studies such as most Master’s or PhD have been charging tuition fees for some time now. In the past, Germany didn’t generally use to charge tuition fees. But this has meanwhile changed. Some federal states are charging fees, others are about to abolish them. You’ll have to contact the University of your Choice to find out whether it charges tuition fees. Initially, fees were introduced for long-term students, visiting students (i.e. from other universities) and for participants of postgraduate and Master’s programmes. Now, however, some federal states also charge tuition fees of around 500 Euros per semester for first degree (undergraduate) courses, such as Bachelor’s, Diploma, or Magister programmes. Most Master’s programmes charge tuition fees. Tuition can amount to between 650 and several thousand Euros per semester. Students also have to pay the semester fee for each semester. Organizations and institutions also offer Scholarships in Germany for international students


Foreign students are admitted to universities and other institutions of higher education in Norway mainly through international programs and bilateral agreements with comparable institutions abroad.

No tuition fees are charged at any of the Norwegian universities. At all public institutions in Norway, higher education is free for international students as well as for Norwegian nationals.

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by orwhat

Our junior college system will cost you a few bucks a credit. Get a part-time job and get yourself to class. Don't wanna do that? Head off to Europe and get your education for free. At least in Germany, it's all paid for by the state. I know because I went.
With all the options and scholarships out there, if you don't go to university, it's not because you're poor and white. It's because you're lazy or scared.

USA and Germany

by swampgrowth

Germany has a population that is about 1/3 that of the USA.
Every citizen has access to health care, the majority of which is provided by private insurers. Every citizen has access to (almost) free higher education (including university).
All but the smallest towns are amply provided with good to excellent public transportation. All roads and bridges may be used by private vehicles at no cost.
Taxes are considerably higher and, for the most part, so are wages.
For the past several years, Germany has enjoyed a balanced budget. The government supports all of the aforementioned things and spends no more than it takes in

Critics are missing his key points.

by libertarianINflorida

Nobody is saying don't prepare children for university if they have the aptitude and desire to go and benefit. ALL nations take the approach their best minds should get a university education of they can do the work and in many peer nations this is free or nearly so to go on to school.
But the OP also makes another point many children do drop out of school or are in a position going to school after High School would be a burden, university or trades. And nations like Germany have strong and very good vocational preparation for students in what we call secondary school many in very demanding fields

We are not at the bottom.

by libertarianINflorida

If you include all nations we are in the top 25% of students in any area, among peer nations near the middle. In one case over Spain for example that has a decent education system. But who are they testing our college bound best verses their college bound best the top 15% of students? Or our typical student to theirs?
And I will make two important points one is that in many nations we are talking about education is free up through graduate and professional school, in our nation its not. In fact in Denmark they pay students while going to school at the university level and its free for everything pretty much

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