Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2016/17 - grants and loans

Date of publication: 2017
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

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.



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

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