Facts and Figures
Tallinn, Estonia, 05 October 2022

EUROSTUDENT 8 field phase – lessons and challenges from Estonia

Decreasing response rate is a challenge that researchers are facing today when gathering survey data. Sandra Haugas from the Estonian EUROSTUDENT research team is sharing some insights how Estonia dealt with the challenge and what strategy was used to encourage students to participate.
EUROSTUDENT Talk, 24 November 2022

Students’ Financial Situation and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Switzerland

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect students’ financial situation and mental health in Switzerland in 2020? At EUROSTUDENT Talks on the 24th of November, we had a look at national-level results on students´ financial difficulties and mental health problems during the pandemic. Drawing on a specific questionnaire module integrated in the


EUROSTUDENT publishes several different types of reports. The latest reports stem from the seventh round of the project (2018-2021). The Synopsis of Indicators offers a full overview of all topics and indicators, whereas the Thematic Review and Short Report are shorter publications focusing on a single topic, or fewer indicators. EUROSTUDENT Intelligence Briefs provide analyses on a single question of interest.

Synopsis of Indicators


Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe

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How do students live in the EUROSTUDENT countries?

On cross-country average, 36 % of students live with their parents or guardian. 18 % live in student accommodation, 21 % live with partner/children, and 15 % of students live together with others (outside of student accommodation). Living alone (outside of student accommodation) is the least common housing situation in the EUROSTUDENT countries: on cross-country average, only 10 % of students do not share their living space. Living with parents is particularly widespread in Malta, Italy, Georgia, Albania, and Croatia, where more than half of all students live this way. In contrast, this form of housing is not very common in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. There, no more than 13 % of all students live with parents, instead the largest share of students lives with partner/children. The use of the parental home as housing form differs also by students’ parents’ financial status. In more than 90 % of countries, students from well-off families more frequently live with their parents while studying compared to their less well-off peers.

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Through almost two decades of EUROSTUDENT surveys, we have gained a better understanding of our students’ social characteristics, economic, and study conditions indicating significant changes in students’ composition. Understanding these changes is fundamental to having the ability to ensure accessibility to higher education.
Jurgita Petrauskienė, Minister of Education and Science (2016-2018), The Republic of Lithuania

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