Ability of paying the overall costs of study before the COVID-19 pandemic

When you take into account your total monthly disposable income (before COVID-19 pandemic) would you say that you can pay the overall costs of your study (including living costs such as accommodation etc.)?



Country-level results




  • Fieldwork: 5 May – 15 June 2020
  • Sample size:31.000+ (only countries with 30+ respondents are included in a graphical analysis)
  • International partners: 160+ universities
  • Target population: Higher education students aged 18 and over
  • Spatial coverage: Worldwide (100+ countries from 6 continents)
  • Data collection mode: Online questionnaire
  • Respondent recruitment: Snowballing and advertisements on university communication systems as well as social media
  • Methodology: Methodological Framework
  • Publisher: CovidSocLab