Independence - University influx fears

Universities have called on the Scottish Government to provide "legally-defensible certainty" that institutions will be able to deal with an influx of English students following independence, writes Chris Marshall for The Scotsman.

In a submission to the Scottish parliament's education committee, Universities Scotland said a yes vote would "inevitably" lead to more students heading north of the border in search of free tuition.

At present, Scots are exempt from fees in their home country, while those from elsewhere in the UK pay up to GBP9,000 (US$14,900) a year. However should there be a yes vote in the referendum, rUK (rest of UK) students would be classed as EU citizens and therefore be entitled to the same free tuition as Scots.
Full report on The Scotsman site