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Subsidised child places in Europe. Common or not?

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by sid1913, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. sid1913

    sid1913 New commenter

    There's a vacancy at a British School in Netherlands **nudge nudge** but try as I might, I can't find any information on whether kids' places are subsidised and for how long. I understand Dutch laws are changing as of 2019 and you only get 5 years at 30% tax but how does this effect children's fees?

    I already turned a job down in The Hague at a different school as after 5 years I would have to pay tuition, albeit, it was 7000 euros a year. I just wanted to know how this British School in the Netherlands faired up.

    Any help much appreciated.
  2. karel

    karel Occasional commenter

    The free school placed goes along with the 30 % ruling. So if you are eligible for that, which you should be, the fees are covered, tax free. But after the 30% rule they won’t be covered anymore. Perhaps the school has an arrangement where they still cover the cost but it then becomes s taxable benefit, like it is in Germany. This is certainly a very important consideration to be sure about.
  3. miketribe

    miketribe Established commenter

    In Spain, employees have a legal right to free tuition in the school they work at.
  4. sid1913

    sid1913 New commenter

    so in other words, after 5 years I'd have to pay for tuition or at least pay a subsidised fee. If only I knew how much was subsidised. Could end up being half my wage.
  5. sid1913

    sid1913 New commenter

    Unfortunately Spain pay peanuts, unless I'm mistaken. A few schools in Asia are now asking for 10% of tuition fees. This was unheard of a few years ago.
  6. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    The only way to know for sure is to hear from the school.
  7. sid1913

    sid1913 New commenter

    Yep, which involves another application, more reference chasing and then with a high possibility of saying 'no' if I don't like what I hear. zzzz
  8. miketribe

    miketribe Established commenter

    This is true, although some schools do pay fairly well these days... not at the level you’d get in China or the ME, but certainly enough to live comfortably...

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