Universities make post-Brexit policy demand for Europe

Universities in the United Kingdom, including the world-renowned London School of Economics, are drawing up lists of courses that could face closure after Brexit and lobbying the government to save them by changing its policy on student fees, writes Anna Fazackerley for The 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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