Public fee and support system for students in Europe

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Portugal 2013/14 - student fees and grants
The annual tuition fee for 1st cycle courses, integrated 2nd cycle courses (mestrados integrados) and for 2nd cycle courses (mestrados) that are legally needed after the 1st cycle course for the practice of a specific profession is fixed by each public higher education institution and range from EUR 630.50 to EUR 1 065.72.

For other cases in the 2nd cycle courses, tuition fee is fixed freely by public higher education institutions.

The minimum value of the above fees is calculated as a 1.3 times the national minimum wage at the beginning of each school year. The maximum wage value is updated every year according to the rate of inflation. The most institutions adopt the maximum value.

International students pay higher fees than national students.
Portugal 2015/16 - student fees and grants
The annual tuition fee for 1st cycle courses, integrated 2nd cycle courses (mestrados integrados) and for 2nd cycle courses (mestrados) that are legally required after the 1st cycle course for the practice of a specific profession is fixed by each public higher education institution. It ranges from EUR 656.50 to 1 063.00.

For all other cases in the 2nd cycle, tuition fees are fixed freely by public higher education institutions with no limits imposed. Those courses are not legally required for the practice of a specific profession.

The minimum value of the above fees is calculated as a 1.3 times the national minimum wage at the beginning of each school year. The maximum wage value is updated every year according to the rate of inflation. Most institutions adopt the maximum value.

International students pay higher fees than national students, and higher education institutions are autonomous to decide on the amounts charged.
Portugal 2016/17 - student fees and grants
The annual tuition fee for 1st cycle programmes, integrated 2nd cycle programmes (mestrados integrados) and for 2nd cycle programmes (mestrados) that are legally required after a 1st cycle degree for the practice of a specific profession is fixed by each public higher education institution. It ranges from EUR 656.50 to 1 063.47. Both minimum and maximum values of the above fees are frozen for the 2016/17 academic year.

For all other 2nd cycle programmes, tuition fees are set freely by public higher education institutions, with no limits imposed. There is a wide range of tuition fees depending mainly on the cost and quality of the course.

The annual tuition fee for short cycle programmes are defined by individual institutions. It cannot be above EUR 1 063.00 (the maximum value for the 1st cycle courses, integrated 2nd cycle courses and for 2nd cycle courses legally required for the practice of a specific profession).

International students pay higher fees than national students, and higher education institutions are autonomous to decide on the amounts charged.


Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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