The rise of the Nordic Countries in the Education sector *Image source: http://www.istockphoto.com Copyright: ScantyNebula

The rise of the Nordic Countries in the Education sector *Image source: http://www.istockphoto.com Copyright: ScantyNebula

The rise of the Nordic Countries in the Education sector: Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway are setting major global trends

Countries that offer a free higher education system – is it really working?

A balancing act of sorts: The idea of a free or no tuition fees based education system is to allow individuals to be able to contribute back to the country that educated them. There is a strong misconception that all education is free. In most cases it is public education that is free. Private institutions and various other student expenses such as housing, transport etc are not covered. FirstStep.me takes a look at the Nordic Countries and their implementation of a free higher education system.

Biggest issues for scholars, students and graduates across the planet in rank order: before, during and after studies

1. Funding studies which includes study material, housing, food, transport, entertainment and other various costs.

2. Meeting academic requirements and responsibilities during studies.

3. Finding part or full time employments (internships and work experience programs included) during studies.)

4. Finding employment after graduation.

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