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Free MA for EU citizens - I just got accepted!
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JoThomas



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck, Simon! Learning for fun and keeping your brain active is really a great idea! I'm supposed to start my online M.Ed focusing in Literacy come September. Never too old to learn something new!
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mutedtempest



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grattis och lycka till!

As an American who's studied in Sweden before, loans are available for US and UK citizens. Sadly I know of no other aid available to those outside the EU/EEA barring scholariships, and those are fairly rare.

I'm going back to Uppsala this fall, and couldn't be happier. I really hope you enjoy the program, Simon!

And yeah, the policy for EU/EEA students is pretty nice in that they don't need to pay fees. However, they still have to prove they have enough money to support themselves before the Migration Board will let them in. Currently that amount is set to about 8000SEK per month for ten months, about $8,000USD per year.
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simon44



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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However, they still have to prove they have enough money to support themselves before the Migration Board will let them in.


Of course, that requirement doesn't apply for the online MA course that I will study - I'm teaching in Myanmar, so no physical study in Sweden.
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Shakey



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any free doctoral programs in education or applied linguistics for EU citizens in the Scandinavian countries, like Copenhagen, for example? Or any other EU countries.
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simon44



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are there any free doctoral programs in education or applied linguistics for EU citizens in the Scandinavian countries, like Copenhagen, for example? Or any other EU countries.


Do you mean on-campus or online (or either)?

AFAIK, ALL the graduate and post-graduate degree courses are free of tuition fees for EU citizens (who do not have to be living in an EU country).

Therefore, I think that such an on-campus course should exist if you Google for it.

For online post grad degrees, all my searches never turned up an online M. Ed, MA Education, MA Linguistics or MA Tesol course.

The MA course that I've been accepted on is about the most relevant online course in the ecucation sector. I'm studying 'for fun', not for career advancement, and the developing world context of the course is relevant to my teaching in Myanmar.
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Shakey



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

simon44 wrote:
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Are there any free doctoral programs in education or applied linguistics for EU citizens in the Scandinavian countries, like Copenhagen, for example? Or any other EU countries.


Do you mean on-campus or online (or either)?

AFAIK, ALL the graduate and post-graduate degree courses are free of tuition fees for EU citizens (who do not have to be living in an EU country).

Therefore, I think that such an on-campus course should exist if you Google for it.

For online post grad degrees, all my searches never turned up an online M. Ed, MA Education, MA Linguistics or MA Tesol course.


Thanks.

Online, preferably. I know, I did a quick search, and found a lot of info on undergrad programs, but nothing for app. ling. or TEFL and education at the doctoral and Master's level.
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