EUROSTUDENT VI results: 7 % of all students report having interrupted their studies for at least a year

Choice of study programmes and fields of study Students’ choice of study programme and field of study is related to their personal characteristics and background. With regard to fields of study, the largest differences between students by educational background are evident in the field of education (incl. teacher training): higher shares of students without higher …

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EUROSTUDENT VI results: In 90 % of countries, students’ total time budget exceeds 40 hours per week

Students’ time budget for studies and paid jobs Data on students’ time budget are based on self-reports of time spent on taught studies, personal study time, and paid jobs in a typical week in the lecture period. Students’ total time budget for these activities ranges from around 40 hours per week to more than 50 …

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EUROSTUDENT VI results: 51 % of students have paid jobs during the lecture period

Students with paid jobs On EUROSTUDENT average, slightly more than half of all students (51 %) pursue paid jobs during the lecture period. Around a third does so regularly, while 16 % of students pursue occasional paid jobs during term time. When taking the lecture-free period into account, around 70 % of students pursue paid …

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EUROSTUDENT VI results: In ~ 60 % of countries, students without higher education background are the minority

Parents' education EUROSTUDENT uses the highest educational degree attained by either of students’ parents, as reported by the students, to classify students according to their educational background. The parents of higher education students vary greatly regarding their education across countries: between one and three quarters of students have parents without tertiary degrees. Data further show …

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EUROSTUDENT VI results: At least 72 % of students transition into higher education within two years after leaving school

Transition into higher education The large majority of students in all countries enter higher education within two years of graduating from secondary school. However, up to 28% of students take longer than two years to transition into higher education after leaving school for the first time. Students who have delayed the transition into higher education …

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EUROSTUDENT VI results: Up to 33% of students have children

Students' age The majority of higher education students are younger than 25 years in most EUROSTUDENT countries. However, variations in the age composition of the student populations across countries are large. Mean ages range from less than 23 years in France, Albania, and Georgia to 28 years and over in Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway. …

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Join the very first EUROSTUDENT webinar!

Dear friends and colleagues! We are happy to invite you to the first ever EUROSTUDENT webinar on April 19th at 10 am (CEST). In this webinar we are looking into the situation of higher education students who engage in paid work alongside their studies. What does EUROSTUDENT VI data from 28 countries tell us about …

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