If the higher education budget is allocated by different ministries or agencies (at national or regional level), is there a mechanism available to oversee coordination among all the different levels of responsibility?
What is the share of students pursuing a higher education degree in the region of origin/residence (where they completed upper-secondary education)?
Region of origin/residence is understood as the national region where students resided and completed their upper secondary education.
What are the legal provisions on ‘capacity’ assessment?
Under international law, States have to determine how capacity will be assessed.
Are there any laws, policies and/or measures regulating accommodation/adaptability of education for students with disabilities?
States have the obligation to provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ to students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodation is defined as ‘appropriate modification and adjustments which are necessary, in a particular case, to ensure persons with disabilities can enjoy, on an equal basis with others, all human rights and fundamental freedoms’.
Are there differentiated tuition fees based on students’ nationalities?
Do vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or marginalised groups face discrimination on campus?
Are there any affirmative action or other policies aiming to reduce inequalities? (Such as tuition subsidies, grants, quotas, campaigns, etc.)
Affirmative actions should be understood as targeted temporary actions aiming to facilitate access, participation, and completion of marginalised groups that are underrepresented in different levels of education.
Does an independent body (eg parliamentary committee) monitor the budget?
Is there public access to key public financial documents related to education?
Key public financial documents include national and regional budgets, periodic reports on execution of the budgets, reports on distribution of resources by province or department