Universities make post-Brexit policy demand for EuropeThe Guardian.
The number of European students studying in the United Kingdom has remained buoyant since the referendum, but is expected to crash when Britain leaves the European Union next year. Universities UK, the vice-chancellors’ umbrella body, is warning that without action universities will face “sudden, steep declines” in EU student numbers post-Brexit. A report by the Higher Education Policy Institute think-tank last year estimated that numbers would drop by as much as 60%.
At present students from other EU countries are treated the same as home students, paying the same £9,250 (US$12,300) for undergraduate fees with the ability to take out a government loan. But after Brexit they will be treated like international students from China or India, paying fees of up to £20,000 (US$26,600) on some courses, with no access to a loan.
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