Review of student support arrangements in other countries

Sector: Economics of Education | Education and Labour Markets
Client: N/A
Published: September, 2010
Document type: Report 
Tagged: other international qualitative analysis

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to undertake a detailed information gathering exercise and analysis ahead of the Browner Review of higher education fees and funding Review. The analysis involved the collection of detailed information on the structure of student support arrangements for full and part time students in the four nations of the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary, Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

The analysis is highly involved and includes an assessment of grants and bursaries, loans and repayment mechanisms facing full time and part time students. The analysis undertaken also involved a literature review of the academic and policy work that has been undertaken in relation to student support in higher education and the contribution of students to their education.