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Old 10-01-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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To Kick start this thread, lets highlight "BAD" news to International students

No More free Deals to Sweden and Finland

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Sweden is to start charging tuition to non-European university students, according to comments by higher education minister Lars Leijonborg in the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

Today, Sweden is one of the few countries in the world which does not charge tuition to students from other countries.

The Social Democratic government examined how a tuition system would look, but never put forward a legislative proposal on the matter.

Leijonborg has thus far avoided taking a stand on the controversial question, but now says that the government is in total agreement on charging fees to university students coming from countries other than the EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

“Our primary argument is that it is unwise of a country not to benefit from a payment system which obviously exists. Why should these students pay money to American or British universities, but not to Swedish [ones]?” Leijonborg explained to SvD.

The fees will be based on the costs incurred by the universities themselves. At the same time, a system of stipends will be implemented for students lacking sufficient funds to pay tuition.

The proposal is included in a bill to be present in the autumn on how university-level international exchanges can be increased.

The new tuition system would be implemented on January 1st, 2010, at the latest.

Elin Rosenberg, chair of the Swedish association of student unions (Sveriges Forenade studentkarer), is very critical of the proposal.

She fears that, in the long run, it could lead to fees for Swedish students as well.

Free education is one of the primary reasons that students choose Sweden. A study carried out last year by Sweden’s National Agency for Higher Education and the Swedish Institute found that many may choose not to pursue their studies in Sweden if fees are introduced.

Around 13,000 foreign students study at Swedish universities and colleges as “free-movers” who choose to come to Sweden on their own initiative rather than as a part of an organized exchange program.

Most of them are Asian men who are pursuing technical degrees.

According to the study, 86 percent of students would recommend studying in Sweden to others. If the education cost money, however, only 37 percent would recommend Sweden.
http://universityusability.wordpress...den-from-2010/
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The previous government, according to SvD, suggested 80 000 SEK per year as a fee. That’s about 8 500 EURO (to put that into perspective, an international student studying in the UK pays around 12 500 EURO).
http://chronicle.com/news/article/50...ome-foreigners
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Some foreign students in Finland will be charged tuition beginning in 2010, if a new university law drawn up by the government is approved and goes into effect, as expected, in late 2009, according to the Finnish newspaper Helsingen Sanomat.

Students from outside the 27-nation European Union and the European Economic Area now enjoy access to free higher education in Finland, but the new law would impose tuition on non-European students enrolled in certain master’s programs, including those taught “in foreign languages and those with an international orientation,” the newspaper says.

Such programs are of growing importance to Finnish universities, which are increasingly turning to English-language degree programs in order to attract more international students. According to Finland’s Center For International Mobility, some 450 programs are taught in English at the country’s universities and polytechnics.

Helsingen Sanomat says universities would be allowed to set annual fees at their discretion, but notes that proposals a few years ago floated a range from approximately $5,000 to $18,000.

Meanwhile, Sweden’s higher-education minister said recently that similar changes were likely to take effect in that Nordic country in 2010 as well. According to the online publication The Local, the minister, Lars Leijonborg, told Svenska Dagbladet, a leading newspaper, that the government had reached agreement on the controversial issue and was now united in its belief that Swedish universities needed to be able to charge foreign students tuition in the way that American and British universities have long done.

Student groups oppose the plan and worry that it is the first step toward charging tuition to Swedish students as well.

“Free education is one of the primary reasons that students choose Sweden,” The Local reports, noting that most of the 13,000 foreign students in Sweden who are not enrolled in exchange programs are “Asian men who are pursuing technical degrees.” —Aisha Labi

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Old 10-01-2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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Another Ulu one, but have 5 Nobel prize winners (2 in Econ, 1 in Physics, 1 in Chemistry, 1 for Peace) and it is largest Uni in Norway.

The University of Oslo.

http://www.uio.no/english/academics/...financing.html
http://www.uio.no/english/student_life/budget.html

There are no tuition fees at the University of Oslo; however, the cost of living in Norway is high. We therefore emphasise that applicants to Degree Studies at all levels must provide their own financing and therefore the importance of having a realistic financial plan prior to coming to Norway.

In order to obtain a residence permit for Norway, students are required to document the possession of NOK 85,000 per year to cover living expenses.

The Norwegian immigration authorities may insist on documentary evidence of adequate means of support for the entire period of study. This means that you will be required to document this amount for each year of your entire stay in Norway before you will be granted a residence permit. The Norwegian immigration authorities are very strict on this point; an application for a student visa which lacks such documentation will be turned down.
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http://www.studybarents.net/?deptid=21882

In Norway , international students are not allowed to work the first semester they are there, you should bring sufficient funds to cover your entire stay in Norway .
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University of Iceland
http://www2.hi.is/page/HE_in_Iceland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Iceland
Like German Uni Classes are not taught in English.

Fees/Student Finance
There are no tuition fees at state-run Icelandic institutions of higher education, only registration fees. Privately run higher education institutions charge tuition fees.

Language of Instruction
Icelandic is the language of instruction in higher education institutions in Iceland. However, in some institutions individual courses are taught in English. Some textbooks are in English or other foreign language (mostly German and Scandinavian languages).

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Technische Universitat Munchen , University of Munich

http://www.ams.cup.uni-muenchen.de/i...btopic=tuition
MSc in Advanced Materials Science
This degree is taught in ENGLISH

Tuition Fee, Admission Requirements and Application
To be considered for admission to the program, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science, from a university or college with an internationally recognized Bachelor’s program. Candidates with equivalent qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

Applications for the Master’s program beginning in October 2008 will be accepted starting in December 2007. Personal interviews on an invitation-only basis will be part of the assessment process.

The tuition fee will be 500 Euro per semester. In order to ensure exceptional academic training in a highly attractive study atmosphere, only a limited number of students will be accepted, based on excellence in prior university or college scores.

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Their MBA might be in english also..

http://www.mba.tum.de/mba_master/index_e.htm

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Master of Science in Communications Engineering
http://www.master.ei.tum.de/frames/f...sdbar=2&mnfr=1
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The Master of Science in Communications Engineering program at the Technische Universit
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Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

One of Europe’s best: WU’s International Business Administration Program places 18 in Financial Times’ rating of 50 economic universities and business schools

18th place, up from 34th! WU Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien makes a huge leap up, into the top 20 economic universities in Europe. This result is WU’s best rating ever and puts the University at 2nd place in the German-speaking world.

http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/lehre/english/master
Further Master's programs are expected to be launched in the fall semester of 2009. These master programs includes International Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance & Accounting, Information Systems, Econ, International Business will be taught in ENGLISH.

http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/service/leh...onfees/tuition

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Nationals of all other countries and nationals of List 2 who have not been admitted on the basis of an Austrian secondary school leaving certificate are required to pay tution fees in the amount of €726.72 (+ €15.86 student association fee) per semester. Tuition fees are increased by 10% during the extended enrollment period.
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NHH (the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegi...Administration
NHH was ranked as the 21st best European business school in 2006.

http://www.nhh.no/studier/english/ms...financialinfo/

"In Norway the best education is free. The core Norwegian cultural values of fairness and equality combined with the benefit of the wealth provided by North Sea oil, has led to the state in Norway funding a high quality higher education sector. The Norwegian government sets high standards for educational institutions to follow in return for covering their costs. This means that as a member of the Norwegian Council for Higher Education Council, NHH does not charge any application, admission or tuition fees to international students for the MSc in International Business. A result of this distinctly Norwegian funding arrangement is that demand for places is high. As resources are not limitless, high admission standards ensure that although the best is free in Norway, only the best students get in.

Once admitted, students are required to pay a small welfare fee to the students association of approximately 400 NOK each semester. This fee must be paid before students register for classes."

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Master of Science in International Business

http://www.nhh.no/study-at-nhh/msc-i...-business.aspx

The Master in International Business is one of eight specialisations in the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme at NHH. After finishing the programme you will end up with the title MSc in Economics and Business Administration.

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In Norway the best education is free. The core Norwegian cultural values of fairness and equality combined with the benefit of the wealth provided by North Sea oil, has led to the state in Norway funding a high quality higher education sector. A result of this distinctly Norwegian funding arrangement is that demand for places is high. As resources are not limitless, high admission standards ensure that although the best is free in Norway, only the best students get in.
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Master in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment programme

The Master in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment is one of the specialisations within the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH. After finishing the programme you will end up with the title MSc in Economics and Business Administration.
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Munich University of Technology, or Technical University of Munich
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technic...sity_of_Munich
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TUM is among the highest acclaimed universities in Germany, producing several Nobel Laureates including Gerhard Ertl who in 2007 received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
http://portal.mytum.de/studium/studiengaenge/englisch

Great News for those planning to do Life Sci.

Bach Bioinformatics (a joint study course offered by TUM and LMU) - ENGLISH
http://portal.mytum.de/studium/studi...matik_bachelor

Other Masters degree in English
- Finance and Information Management - FIM (Elite graduate program)
- Communications Engineering
- Information Systems
- Mathematics in Bioscience
- Bioinformatics
- Advanced Materials Science
- Computational Science and Engineering (with Elite graduate program)
- Computational Mechanics (with Elite graduate program)
- PhD Program Medical Life Science and Technology

http://portal.mytum.de/studium/studi...ege/index_html

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The standard tuition fee for studying at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) is 500 € per semester.
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University of Warsaw

http://www.bwz.uw.edu.pl/eng_version...reign_lang.htm
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American Studies
Executive MBA
International Business Program
International MBA Program
M.A. Program in International Economics
M.A. Program in European Finance and Banking
M.A. Program in Development Economics
M.A. Program in International Relations
M.A. Program in Political Science
M.A. Program in European Studies
5-year M.A. Psychology Program
3-year B.A.+ 2-year M.A. Philosophy Studies
Best Psychology program in CENTRAL EUROPE!
5yr program direct BA to MA in Psychology in English!


Too bad it is not free, but at a reduce cost. @ The fees are 3000 Euro/year.
http://www.philosophy.uw.edu.pl/6.html

Regarding accredition check below.
http://www.singaporepsychologicalsociety.org/faq.cfm

http://www.bwz.uw.edu.pl/eng_version...holarships.htm
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private individuals on full foreign currency payment basis:
a. Two-year, three-year or five-year degree programme fees range from 2,000 EUR to 5,000 EUR, depending on the major. Applicants also pay an initial fee of 200 EUR. For further details refer to UW's website or contact Ms. Barbara Kaczkiewicz, Office for Students’ Affairs, tel. +48 22 55 24 022, e‑mail: [email protected].
Living expenses: ~500 EUR a mth.
http://www.philosophy.uw.edu.pl/12.html
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Accommodation — 100 EUR/month (in a dormitory)
Meals — 100–150 EUR/month
Books and entertainment — 100 EUR/month
Public transport — 10 EUR/month

Rail tickets: e.g. Warsaw–Krakow / Warsaw–Gdansk / Warsaw–Zakopane: return ticket — 15–45 EUR depending on train (normal/express/inter–city)

Telephone card — from 2 EUR for 15 units to 5 EUR for 60 units (1 units = 3 minute local call)

Taxi — 0.5 EUR/1 km + 1 EUR initial fee

Health insurance — 8 EUR/month

Average costs for medical assistance at university clinics:
— general practice — 10 EUR
— dentistry — 25 EUR

Attention: exchange rate as of 20/01/2007: 1 EUR = 3.85 PLN
Admission Requirement: Pretty competitive! Read Rules
http://www.philosophy.uw.edu.pl/rules.html

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CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP

http://en.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua/?cid=19
http://en.csc.edu.cn/Lianhua/c1e7463...a7ba7942.shtml

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Application

The applicants may apply to Chinese diplomatic missions or the competent authorities in their home country between January and April every year. Applicants may refer to the relevant authorities for details.

Eligibility

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals in good health.
2. Education background and age limit:
- Applicants for undergraduate studies must have completed senior high school with good grade and be under the age of 25.
- Applicants for master degree studies must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
- Applicants for Doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
- Chinese language students must have finished senior high school and be under the age of 35, will pursue the major of Chinese language in China.
- General scholar candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 45, may pursue all majors besides Chinese language.
- Senior scholar candidates must have master or higher degree or hold academic titles of associate professor or higher, and be under the age of 50.

Details of the Scholarship

1. Full scholarship:

- Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials and intramural accommodation;
- Living allowance and a one-off settlement subsidy;
- Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China;
- Fee for a one-off inter-city travel

Note: 1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship that beyond the university’s arrangements should be afforded by the student himself.

2) Fee for basic learning materials covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other materials shall be self afforded.

3) Monthly living allowance is paid to the students by the host institution at the following rates (CNY yuan per month):

- Undergraduates: CNY 1400 yuan
- Chinese language students: CNY 1400 yuan
- Master degree students, general scholars: CNY 1,700 yuan
- Doctoral degree students, senior scholars: CNY 2,000 yuan

Scholarship students shall get their monthly living allowance from the date of registration. Those who register before 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the living allowance of a full month, and those who register after 15th will get that of a half month. Scholarship of the graduates will be paid half month after their graduation date. Scholarship of those who suspend or quit their studies will be stopped from the following month. Monthly living allowance will be paid during Chinese national holidays. Scholarship students who do not get the monthly living allowance during holidays can get reimbursed on return. Monthly living allowance of the scholarship students who do not register on time or stay away from university up to one month because of non-health reasons will be stopped.

Scholarship students who have to suspend their education for reason of illness should return to their home country for further treatment and rest. The international travel expenses of return and coming back should be shouldered by the students themselves, the scholarship status will be reserved for at most one year, the monthly living allowance will be stopped during the suspension of education and the scholarship of the students who suspend their education for reasons other than illness will be terminated.

4) A one-off settlement subsidy after registration

- CNY 1000 yuan for new students whose period of studies in China lasts up to six months

- CNY 1500 yuan for new students whose period of studies in China lasts one academic year or more

5) Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense generated in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals appointed by the institution. The students should afford a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s relevant regulations.

6) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China is insured by MOEC for the scholarship students in China against diseases and accidents. The institution is entitled to ask for compensation on the payment receipts from the insurance company for the expenses generated from hospitalizing for serious diseases or from accidental injury according to the stipulated insurance articles.

7) A one-off inter-city travel ticket (each for coming-in and leaving China)

Scholarship students are supposed to choose the nearest port to their admitting institutions for inter-city travel and a hard-seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided to freshmen transferring from the port of entry to the city where the admitting institution is located and students finishing study in China transferring from the city where the institution is located to the nearest port for departure. Expenses for food during the trip and excess of baggage should be self-afforded.

8) International travel expenses

MOEC will provide the international students round-trip or one-way international air ticket based on the reached agreements, and entrust CSC to take charge of booking the most doable and economical international air ticket for the students between Beijing and their capitals. If the students take other line come to China or return back to their home country, they should afford the extra expenses. Expenses for the excess of baggage should be self-afforded.

2. Partial scholarship

One or some items of the full scholarship (one-off settlement subsidy and one-off inter-city travel allowance not included).
Contact China Scholarship Council

Telephone and E-mail:
Asia: 0086-10-66093923 [email protected]
Central Asia: 0086-10-66093926/3925 [email protected] [email protected]
Africa: 0086-10-66093919/3920 [email protected] [email protected]
Europe: 0086-10-66093921/3920 [email protected] [email protected]
America & Oceania: 0086-10-66093926/3925 [email protected] [email protected]
Fax: 0086-10-66093915

http://www.csc.edu.cn
Address: Level 13, Building A3, No.9 Chegongzhuang Avenue, Beijing 100044, P. R. China
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Yonsei University - Underwood International College

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SKY_school
Three most prestigious universities in South Korea: Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University

http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr/sub_view.asp...cl08&pn=6&sn=9

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Scholarship for International Students

A. Qualification: Newly-admitted international students to UIC
B. Types: full or half-tuition for 4 years
C. How to apply
C. International students applying for UIC will be automatically considered as
C. scholarship candidates. Scholarship recipients are to be selected from admitted
C. applicants according to their academic credentials. A letter of scholarship offer will
C. be enclosed in the admission packet and sent to the recipients individually.
C. Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a certain level of GPA each
C. semester to stay eligible for the scholarship in the following semester.

Truth (Merit-based) Scholarship

A. Qualification: Currently-enrolled UIC students
B. Types: full, half, or one third-tuition per semester
C. How to apply
C. All UIC students are automatically considered as scholarship candidates.
C. Students within top 10% GPA each semester will receive full, half, or one
C. third-tuition scholarship in the following semester.

Freedom (Need-based) Scholarship

A. Qualification: Currently-enrolled UIC students
B. Types: full, half, or one third-tuition per semester
C. How to apply
C. Freedom scholarship will be announced at the end of each semester for UIC
C. students in need of financial aid to apply for. Applicants must submit an
C. application form and required documents, which will be reviewed by the UIC office.
C. If necessary, applicants will be called in for an individual interview with the
C. scholarship committee.
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