Demanding an appropriate reduction of tuition fees for Non-EU students due to COVID-19

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Sanjay Soni
May 7, 2021
The pandemic has affected the livelyhood of many individuals across the world. In addition the parents have hade to incur unexpected expenditure by calling their wards back due to COVID. It is therefore prudent that the tution fee for non EU students be reduced.

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Veena Madhu
Apr 15, 2021
I'm a first year CSE bachelor student at TU Delft and in the beginning of the academic year I was forced to come to the Netherland to be able to keep my seat. Hence I had to rent a place and once the on-campus classes stopped I returned to my home country. I have been here since the winter spending money on not just the tuition fee but also on rent and I am not even staying there. Moreover I've had one course that was completely self-study with just Q&A sessions and no real lectures and I am about to start one more course that is structured like this as well. It is so obvious that the university is trying to cut costs by taking advantage of online platforms, so why not cut our costs too?

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Jeff H
Mar 24, 2021
I am a Master student at TU Delft and the majority of my education was online. I now have a large student debt to pay and have not received any sort of discount.

Could it be beneficial to open up this petition to all international students in the Netherlands rather than only TU Delft because compensation may be done nationally?

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Akash Menon
Mar 17, 2021
Discouraged several friends from coming to study at Delft because of the university's greed & complete disregard for integrity as an educational institution. Poor communication to incoming students and complete lack of respect. Paying a lot of money for a crap piece of paper, nothing else.

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Patel Deep
Mar 17, 2021
As an International student, I can understand if one is not getting education in university classroom, it is not worth to pay very high tution fees for online education.

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Akash Gandhi
Mar 17, 2021
I believe, the university is not accruing costs, as it is not providing sufficient services.

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Maryam Akbari Lor
Mar 17, 2021
I am an intarnational studemt who face problem for paying the fee for next academic year

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Prithvish Nembhani
Mar 16, 2021
I am signing this petition as most of the non EU students are on loan including me and we do not know what circumstances are in front of us. Education abroad is not about just studying but gives an overall experience which is lost due to covid. hence we would request a fee waiver from tu delft.

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Tarun Kumar
Mar 16, 2021
I am currently an international student at TU Delft studying Masters

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Jingyuan Bai
Mar 16, 2021
I think granting the same amount of tuition remission is precisely a greater injustice.
1. For Dutch students, online classes allow them to continue living in their own homes instead of renting an apartment near TU Delft, and they can save money as a result, while international students still need to rent an apartment.
2. While both Dutch and international students are affected by the cancellation of offline classes and activities, international students have fewer avenues to meet new people, which makes it harder for them to integrate into Dutch culture and the TU Delft community than in previous years. A certain amount of financial aid can increase the likelihood that they will learn about Dutch culture and stay in the Netherlands to find work after graduation. Students who are in a difficult financial situation may have to return to their home country after graduation or even drop out because they cannot afford to pay tuition and living expenses.
3. international students may have their residence permits revoked because of credits not meeting MoMi regulations, which means that they are naturally under more academic pressure than Dutch students. And there is no doubt that financial aid can help alleviate some of their burdens.
4. Online teaching has inevitably led to a decrease in the professors' teaching efficiency and students' learning efficiency to a greater or lesser extent, and this has affected all students in school, whether they are graduating or not. Perhaps in the best case scenario, offline instruction could be fully restored for the 2021-2022 academic year, but master's students graduating in that year and undergraduate students graduating in the next two years have already been affected by the epidemic for a year, which means they are more likely to have to postpone graduation than in previous years. The tuition fees that international students pay for a two-month extension exceed the tuition fees that Dutch students pay for a one-year extension, so it is only logical that international students are given more support.