Constitutional Court rules in favour of university fees

The charging of fees to university students who exceed the standard number of years that studies should last, or who enrol at a second university, is in accordance with the Slovak Constitution, the Constitutional Court ruled on May 18.

The charging of fees to university students who exceed the standard number of years that studies should last, or who enrol at a second university, is in accordance with the Slovak Constitution, the Constitutional Court ruled on May 18.

The case arose after a complaint filed two years ago by 38 MPs, whose representative Tatiana Rosová (Slovak Christian and Democratic Union, SDKÚ) objected mainly to the principle of retroactivity introduced by the Act on Universities. She argued that students had no way of knowing that they'd need to pay for their studies when they applied. In its verdict, the court saw no reason to view the charging of university fees as unconstitutional, as the only students affected by the new legislation are those who exceed the regular duration of study. Those who want to study full-time at one university for free can still do so, the TASR newswire wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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