- 15 Oct 2018 8:21 AM
- Hungary Matters
Currently, students are required to pay a tuition fee unless they qualify for a state grant.
The party will submit the question: “Do you agree that students of state-funded higher education courses should not pay for tuition?”
Erőss said that ruling Fidesz wants to “privatise” Budapest’s Corvinus University, to be followed by “all other institutions”, further restricting access to higher education in an “already very unfair system”.
On the surface the government is enhancing their autonomy while actually “putting public funds into the hands of Fidesz oligarchs”, he said.
Lawmaker Bence Tordai said the party’s proposal for a universal basic income would benefit university students, who would receive 3.6 million forints (EUR 11,000) over 5 years.