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Polish students work more than study, report shows

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John Beauchamp 15.06.2011 10:34
New figures released in a report on European students reveal that Polish undergraduates spend more time in gainful employment than actually studying.
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The report finds that students studying for a bachelor’s degree spend an average of 19 hours at work per week, while only spending 11 hours on self-study and 21 hours in class.

Masters students in Poland were found to work an average of 25 hours per week, with only 10 hours of self-study and 18 hours of class a week.

By comparison, students in Poland’s western neighbour, Germany, work only seven hours a week, with self-study amounting to between 14-17 hours and classes taking up between 17-21 hours a week.

Around 50 percent of Polish students were found to be living with their parents for the duration of their studies, while 51 percent of students in Spain, 73 percent of Italian students, and as much as 76 percent of Maltese students live at home.

Only 2 percent of Polish students decide to study abroad, the report reveals, citing unwillingness to leave family and language barriers as the main reasons to study domestically.

The Eurostudent research project encompasses 25 European countries, with Poland taking part for the first time in 2010. It aims to show how much time students spend studying, as well as other factors including the cost of study and students’ expenditure. (jb)

Source: Rzeczpospolita

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