Tuition fee rises for EU students

April 29th, 2019

| Some of the finer details of Brexit being discussed in the Commons right now. Labour’s Angela Rayner asks a question to the govt on its plans to scrap home fees for EU students from 2020/21 :

As it stands, EU students pay the same amount as UK students when studying at a UK university (roughly £10k per year and free or very low cost for Scottish/EU students in Scotland). For non-EU citizens, students can pay anywhere between £10-38k per year for tuition alone. A leaked report shows that, as part of the planning for the UK's exit from the EU, the government intends to scrap home fees for EU students from 2020/21. Instead. EU students must pay tuition at the same rate as non-EU students. A government minister has been summoned to answer a question about this leaked report.
As it stands, EU students pay the same amount as UK students when studying at a UK university (roughly £10k per year and free or very low cost for Scottish/EU students in Scotland). For non-EU citizens, students can pay anywhere between £10-38k per year for tuition alone. A leaked report shows that, as part of the planning for the UK's exit from the EU, the government intends to scrap home fees for EU students from 2020/21. Instead. EU students must pay tuition at the same rate as non-EU students. A government minister has been summoned to answer a question about this leaked report. "It is not right that we should discriminate against international students. Is the Hon Lady saying we should have a financial package for EU students? We would discriminate against Indian students, Chinese students" - Chris Skidmore, Education Minister . "This issue is a matter that should concern us all. International students make net contributions of 10s of billions per year. Will the minister tell us how much our public services will lose if fewer EU students come to study here?" - Angela Rayner, Shadow Education Secretary

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