about eurostudent


The main aim of the EUROSTUDENT project is to collate comparable data on the social dimension of European higher education.
It focuses on the socio-economic background and on the living conditions of students, but it also investigates temporary international mobility. The project strives to provide reliable and insightful cross-country comparisons.
It does this through coupling a central coordination approach with a strong network of

national partners in each participating country. In this way, an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the respective national frameworks in international comparison can be made.
The main users of our findings are higher education policy-makers at national and European level, researchers in this field, managers of higher education institutions and - of course - students all over Europe.

The reporting structure of EUROSTUDENT consists of a comparative report and a more detailed, searchable database, which enables users to download data and a full National Profile for each country (see here). The national and comparative data have also been used for many associated reports (see here). The sixth round of EUROSTUDENT began in January 2016 and will be completed in May 2018. The results will be published in spring 2018.