Family allowances

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CountryFamily allowances
Austria 2016/17 - family allowances
Students' parents can receive family allowances (EUR 158.90 per month per child).
Belgium - flemish 2016/17 - family allowances
Family allowances range from EUR 92.09/month to EUR 254.40/month per child, depending on the number of children in a family. The student should have no professional activity other than a student job for more than 50 days in a year. Usually the mother of the student receives the allowance, but they are paid to the parent, relative or legal guardian who actually supports the student. Responsibility is at the Flemish Community.
Belgium - french 2016/17 - family allowances
Family allowances range from EUR 92.09 to 254.40/month per child depending on the number of children under 25. Usually the mother of the student receives the allowance. The student should have no professional activity other than a student job for more than 50 days in a year. Family allowances are paid to the parent, relative or legal guardian who actually supports the student. Responsibility for family allowances is at the Walloon Region and the Common Community Commission for the Brussels-Capital Region.
Belgium - german 2016/17 - family allowances
Family allowances range from EUR 92.09 to 254.40/month per child depending on the number of children under 25. Usually the mother of the student receives the allowance. The student should have no professional activity other than a student job for more than 50 days in a year. Family allowances are paid to the parent, relative or legal guardian who actually supports the student. Responsibility for family allowances is at the German- speaking Community.
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016/17 - family allowances
There are no loans, tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Bulgaria 2016/17 - family allowances
Family allowances for parents play no role in the student support system.
Croatia 2016/17 - family allowances
There are no family allowances.
Cyprus 2016/17 - family allowances
There are no tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Czech Republic 2016/17 - family allowances
Family allowances, depending on family economic conditions, may be awarded until the student is 26 years of age. A child allowance of CZK 700 per month is paid if the family's income is below 2.4 times the subsistence level.
Denmark 2016/17 - family allowances
There are no any family allowances.
England 2016/17 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.
Estonia 2016/17 - family allowances
There are no family allowances.
Finland 2016/17 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2016/17 - family allowances
There is no student loan, nor tax release or family allowance.
France 2016/17 - family allowances
Family allowances are paid for two or more dependent children that are under 20 years old. The amount for families with two children is EUR 130.12 per month (less for high income families).
Germany 2016/17 - family allowances
Students' parents receive a monthly family allowance (child benefit) of EUR 190 for the first two children, EUR 196 for the third and EUR 221 for any further child, or a lump sum tax relief of EUR 3 624 per annum, per child, per parent, until students are 25 years old.
Greece 2016/17 - family allowances
1st cycle students’ parents may claim annual EUR 1 000 housing allowance. Only students who do not study in their hometown are eligible, provided that their family income does not exceed EUR 30 000.
Hungary 2016/17 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Iceland 2016/17 - family allowances
There are also no tax benefits for parents and no family allowances.
Ireland 2016/17 - family allowances
No loans or family allowances.
Italy 2016/17 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Latvia 2016/17 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Liechtenstein 2016/17 - family allowances
Not additional family allowances for costs related to education.
Lithuania 2016/17 - family allowances
Students' parents can get family allowances if the family has three or more children under 18 years and/or older children who are full-time students (until 24 years old). The allocation depends on the difference between state supported income (non-taxable EUR 153) and the family’s income.
Luxembourg 2015/16 - family allowances
Family allowances: EUR 500, awarded if another child from the same household is eligible for financial support for higher education (EUR 500 per children studying and per academic year).
Malta 2016/17 - family allowances
No loans and no family allowances are in place.
Montenegro 2016/17 - family allowances
There are no family allowances of student's parents or tax benefits to parents.
Netherlands 2016/17 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents and no family allowances.
Norway 2016/17 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances play no role in the student support system.
Nothern Ireland 2016/17 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.
Poland 2016/17 - family allowances
Family allowances are based on low income of parents or disability of a student.
Portugal 2016/17 - family allowances
Family allowance – child benefit – is granted to families with children under 24 years old and enrolled in higher education, when the household income does not exceed 1.5 times the social support index times 14 (2013: EUR 8 803.62) and when the family assets are less than 240 times the social support index (2013: EUR 100 612.80).
Romania 2016/17 - family allowances
No student family allowances.
Scotland 2016/17 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system
Serbia 2016/17 - family allowances
There are no tax benefits for student’s parents nor family allowances.
Slovakia 2016/17 - family allowances
Family 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.
Slovenia 2016/17 - family allowances
No family allowances are provided
Spain 2016/17 - family allowances
No family allowances.
Sweden 2016/17 - family allowances
 No tax benefits for parents and family allowances.
Switzerland 2016/17 - family allowances
A family allowance of at least CHF 250 per month for 16-25 year-olds in education is disbursed. The cantons may grant family allowances that are higher than this legal minimum.
Turkey 2016/17 - family allowances
No tax benefits for parents or family allowances.
Wales 2016/17 - family allowances
Tax benefits for parents and family allowances do not play a role in the student support system.


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