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The Willingness to Pay Tuition Fee at KTH
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates how the number of students changed due to tuition fee was introduced at KTH. Since fall in 2011, all universities in Sweden have started to charge tuition fee from non-EU/EEA students. Setting tuition fee is always a topic in free education countries. After tuition fee is charged, if non-EU potential master students would invest in a master program and whether they will invest at KTH. There are some important factors influencing the decisions and resulted in two approaches (cross country comparison and willingness to pay tuition fee). According to countries‟ tuition fee and students‟ living cost, we made estimation of education demand curve and categories showing various groups of students studying abroad. Compare with other countries‟ tuition setting, we see phenomenon of KTH and other universities of Sweden about tuition fee and enrollments. According to data from several questionnaires, the paper shows how international students consider of tuition fee at KTH. The data also indicates how factors such as reputation, education quality and tuition cost, living cost affect their choices, and how much tuition fee students would like to pay for studying at KTH by experience. KTH has some students‟ package to compensate fee-paying students, and give some students scholarships, but students are still very few to come. Meanwhile, KTH has competitors which are not only Swedish universities, but also other universities in other countries. How to compete with them and by the society comments, KTH has heavy pressure on its shoulders.

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2012. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
fee, the number of students, demand curve, change, competition
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-153768OAI: diva2:753636
Available from: 2014-10-23 Created: 2014-10-08 Last updated: 2014-10-23Bibliographically approved

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