Eu Students will not face Brexit penalty next year

EU students will not face Brexit penalty next year

Chris Skidmore, the universities minister, told a meeting of ministers in Brussels that EU students would continue to be funded on the same basis as students in England for undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in the 2020-21 academic year.

“We know that students will be considering their university options for next year already, which is why we are confirming now that eligible EU nationals will continue to benefit from home fee status and can access financial support for the 2020-21 academic year, so they have the certainty they need to make their choice,” Skidmore said.

The announcement was welcomed by university leaders, although it has been widely expected since the decision to delay the UK’s EU departure date until the end of October. The Scottish government said in April that EU students applying for courses there next year would be eligible for home student status.

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