I'm Belgian and my main goal is to become an airline pilot. Tuition fee is approx €500 a year, which is reduced to approx €200 depending on your parents income and various other factors.
I'm mostly interested in the British Airways Scheme, it's my favourite airline and in my honest opinion, provides the best scheme available. Also in terms of career development, it is an airline in which you can stay for the rest of your life. Lots of possibilities in terms of fleet, destinations, etc...
With my current high school degree I am nowhere near the qualifications required. It's also been a bumpy ride, I dropped out during my first year of my previous Uni study because it wasn't really what I expected. Dropping out again would mean I have lots to explain when applying for a sponsorship. (and blowing my chance for the BA one)
Therefor I'd like to finish my Business Administration studies, if I don't succeed on securing a spot on a sponsorship, I'd still have a bright future ahead in one of the big four accounting firms, at an investment bank and many other companies.
I'll have to refer to the BA scheme again: seeing as it has no age limit, I could always get a job in my current field of study in case the scheme is no longer running, gaining lots of important personal skills, life experience etc.. Giving me some extra benefits in case it would re-open.
As for having the degree as an airline pilot; I was just wondering if its possible to have a 'second job' within the company. For example being part of the long haul fleet, and during your non-flying days doing something else. But the main focus of my degree is to make sure I will have a decent future ahead incase I don't become a pilot (and to give me a better shot at sponsorships ofc)