Public fee and support system for students in Europe

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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2016/17 - student fees and grants

Date of publication: 2016/2017
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 100 - most common 200 - max 400
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 600 - most common 200 - max 3155
Fees - note: All students pay fees
Grants - note: 15 % of students receive need-based and 8 % merit-based grants
Need-based grant (euro): most common 439 - max 805
Merit-based grant (euro): most common 439 - max 805

National student fee

All students pay fees in public higher education.

In the first cycle, the annual fee ranges from MKD 6 150 to MKD 24 600, depending on the study profile. The most common fee is MKD 12 300. Exemptions or reductions are made for students with disabilities (first and second degree of disability), and orphans.

Fees in the second cycle are between MKD 36 900 and 194 000 per year, depending on the study profile. The most common fee for second cycle is 123 000 per year.

Annual fees for short cycle programmes range from MKD 6 150 to MKD 24 600, depending on the study profile. The most common fee is MKD 12 300. Exemptions or reductions are made for students with disabilities (first and second degree of disability), and orphans.

International students pay higher fees – between MKD 123 390 and 185 000 per year – regardless of the study cycle. The fees are defined by the respective universities.

Student grants

Merit-based grants are provided for students showing particular scientific or artistic inclinations and winning awards at international and national competitions. Grants are awarded on the basis of the contest announced by the Ministry of Education and Science, two-three months after the beginning of an academic year.

Need-based grants are awarded to students based on the monthly income of their family (60 % weight), academic performance (20 % weight), if they are the child of a single parent (10 % weight), and if studying at a technical, engineering or medical university (10 % weight). Students who have not passed at least 80 % of the prescribed exams for their study programme are automatically disqualified.

The average grant amount is around MKD 3 000 per month, for nine monthly instalments. The maximum grant is about MKD 5 500 per month. Grants can be awarded to all students in first cycle studies in public and private higher education institutions in the country. There is no scholarship for students in the first academic year.

Approximately 20-25 % of all students receive grants (need-based and merit-based grants). Support is not available for students in short cycle programmes.

Loans

There is no student loan, nor tax release or family allowance.

Tax benefit for student's parents

There is no student loan, nor tax release or family allowance.

Family allowances

There is no student loan, nor tax release or family allowance.



Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014 - 2015/2016
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