Date of publication: 2017
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 10 - max 2050
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 10 - max 3080
Fees - note: All students pay administrative fees
Grants - note: 13.71 % of students receive need-based and 8.07 % merit-based grants
Need-based grant (euro): min 100 - most common 1343 - max 3300
Merit-based grant (euro): most common 388
National student feeAll students pay registration fees of EUR 10 to EUR 100 per academic year. Full-time (short, 1st and 2nd cycle)
students in public higher education institutions not exceeding the 'regular' length of study for the study programme
do not pay tuition fees.
Students who exceed a 'regular' length of study, or who study two or more programmes concurrently in the same
academic year have to pay tuition fees which cannot exceed EUR 1 800 per academic year for both first and
second cycle studies. Students admitted to an external/part-time study programme pay fees up to an annual
maximum of EUR 2 050 in the first cycle and EUR 3 080 in the second cycle. Students in a study programme
which is provided exclusively in a language other than the state language pay tuition fees, which are set by
respective higher education institutions. Tuition and other fees at public higher education institutions cannot
exceed 50 % of the average costs of full-time education.
Non-EU students pay higher tuition fees of EUR 2 000 to 10 000/year.
Student grantsThere is a legal right for a need-based grant/scholarship subject to specified conditions. The monthly amount of
this need-based scholarship varies from EUR 10 to EUR 275. First and second cycle students are eligible. Short
cycle students are eligible for need-based scholarships of EUR 22.61-45.21 per month depending on their
Merit-based motivation scholarships are granted by the higher education institutions for excellent results in
studies, research and development, artistic or sporting activity. The amount is set by higher education institutions
or faculties. The state subsidy for this purpose is calculated at an average rate of EUR 450 per student for 10 % of
students. Universities are provided with additional finances for merit-based scholarships in specific scientific study
fields. The scholarship amount is determined by universities. The state subsidy provided is calculated at an
average rate of EUR 1 000 (per student) for 15 % of students.
LoansPublicly subsidised loans provided by the Education Support Fund are available for full- and part-time students
throughout the regular duration of study programmes. Loans range from EUR 500 to 2 500 per year and are taken
by about 1 % of students.
Tax benefit for student's parentsTax benefits for parents: a lump sum tax deduction of EUR 21.41/month. No tax benefit for working students.
Family allowancesFamily allowances of EUR 23.52 per month are paid to parents of full-time students up to 25 years of age, unless
the student interrupts his/her studies.