Skip to comments.Germany’s students fail to graduate in time
Posted on 07/28/2014 10:25:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Leaked figures show the average student in Germany still takes around four years to complete a bachelors degree, suggesting controversial reforms to higher education have so far failed to cut down the number of Germanys perpetual students.
Reforms to reduce degree times have not yet cut down on numbers of so-called Dauerstudenteneternal students who can take up to six years for their undergraduate degree before embarking on a lengthy master's course.
Under the old German system, students were allowed to take semesters off to work, earn cash, travel, do work experience placements or study abroad. This led to lengthy degrees which could take years to complete.
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Re: “Eternal students who can take up to six years for their undergraduate degree.”
That’s what happens when the taxpayers loan you money to go to school, and your weekend starts on Thursday afternoon.
“Thats what happens when the taxpayers loan you money to go to school, and your weekend starts on Thursday afternoon.”
Worse there...they get a FREE RIDE for college. Can you blame them for taking their time?
Germany has a pretty strange education system. My wife tried to explain it to me to no avail. I don’t believe they take out student loans...it’s either you can afford the private school or Universitaet, or go to a trade school, or drive a truck. Normally that is determined by your family’s status. It really is socialism...maybe someone on FR knows about it, but AFAICT if your father drives a truck, you will basically drive a truck...if your father is an industrialist...likewise.
Why take so long? Because they can.
On the contrary. University fees are nominal at worst, and students from low income families are eligible for cost of living grants. OTOH, that doesn’t help much when you’re just plain unfit for higher education.
Those long time students are a very small minority so the whole story is pretty much a non-issue.
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