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Table C.4.17. OECD: Percentage distribution of financial aid to students and scholarship/grants in support of their tuition fees in academic higher education, by type of financial aid and country: academic year 2008-09

Country Distribution of financial aid to students:
Percentage of students that
  Distribution of scholarships/grants in support of tuition fees:
Percentage of students that

benefit from public loans
only

benefit from scholarships/ grants
only
 
benefit from public loans AND scholarships/ grants
DO NOT benefit from public loans OR scholarships/ grants  
receive scholarships/ grants that is higher than the tuition fees
 
receive scholarships/ grants whose amount is equivalent to the tuition fees
 
receive scholarships/ grants that partially cover the tuition fees
DO NOT receive scholarships/ grants in support of tuition fees
OECD countries                        
Australia1 74 1   7 19   #   #   7.3 92.7
Austria 19   81   16.8   #   1.5 81.7
Belgium (Flemish)2 22   78   21.7 3 -   - 78.3
Belgium (French) # 17   # 83   16.9 3 -   - 83.1
Canada - -   - -   -   -   - -
Chile - -   - -   -   -   - -
Czech Republic - -   -   -   -   - -
Denmark2 - 93   - -   -   -   - -
Estonia - -   - -   -   -   - -
Finland 55   45      
France2 28   72   24.0   4.0   72.0
Germany - -   - -   -   -   - -
Greece - -   - -   -   -   - -
Hungary 21 35   - -       100.0
Iceland 63 -   - 37       100.0
Ireland4 39   -   -   85.5 5 - 14.5
Israel - -   - -   -   -   - -
Italy # 18   # 82   8.2   3.1   7.0 81.7
Japan 33 1   # 67       100.0
Korea - -   - -     1.8   38.8 59.5
Luxembourg - -   - -   -   -   - -
Mexico2 1 12   - 87   -   -   - -
Netherlands4 11 63   21 5   67.8   #   12.2 20.0
New Zealand 51 4   35 10   -   -   - -
Norway6 12 4   52 33   -   -   - -
Poland - -   - -   -   -   - -
Portugal - -   - -   -   -   - -
Slovak Republic - -   - -   -   -   - -
Slovenia 21 7 # -   -   -   - -
Spain # 34   # 66   23.5   3.5   10.4 62.6
Sweden # 19   50 32      
Switzerland 2 11   - 87   -   -   - -
Turkey - -   - -   -   -   - -
United Kingdom 37 8   50 6   -   -   - 42.7
United States2 12 27   38 24   -   -   - -
Non-OECD member countries                        
Argentina - -   - -   -   -   - -
Brazil - -   - -   -   -   - -
China - -   - -   -   -   - -
India - -   - -   -   -   - -
Indonesia - -   - -   -   -   - -
Russian Federation - -   - -   -   -   - -
Saudi Arabia - -   - -   -   -   - -
South Africa - -   - -   -   -   - -
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1Excludes foreign students.
2Distribution of students in total tertiary education (only Public University, including tertiary-type B in France).
3Receive scholarships/grants whose amount is higher than the tuition fees includes data for equivalent to and partially cover the tuition fees.
4Public institutions only.
5Receive scholarships/grants whose amount is equivalent to the tuition fees includes data for higher than the tuition fees.
6Data refer to academic year 2007-08 instead of 2008-09.
7Slovenia only reports scholarships, not grants.
NOTE: Based on full-time students. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table B5.2. Paris: Author.
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