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University stipends doubled

MPs passed an amendment to the law on universities on November 6 that will introduce higher stipends for university students.

As of January 2004, financially weak students will be able to receive a maximum of Sk40,000 (€950) per school year - twice as much as under the current law.

The increase is a step towards the planned introduction of fees for university education.

Education Minister Martin Fronc wants to submit the law to parliament in January next year, and students would start paying for university education as of September 2004, when the new academic year starts.

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