UK Higher Education

Universities Minister announces continuation of EU student funding for 2020/21

Good news this week for the Higher Education sector. Chris Skidmore, the Universities Minister, spoke yesterday (28 May) in Brussels announcing that students from the EU starting courses in England in academic years 2020/ 21 will have guaranteed home fee status.

In a particularly uncertain climate for the British Higher Education sector, this announcement offers welcome clarity. This fee structure will apply to EU students – whether or not a deal for leaving the EU is agreed – at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as Advanced Learner, FE and apprenticeships.

In his announcement, Chris Skidmore said: “We value the important contribution that international students, including those from the EU, make to our universities and it is a testament to our world-leading higher education system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here.

“It is important that we remember that while we have chosen to leave the EU, we are not leaving Europe, and our universities thrive on the diversity of being global institutions.”

For more information on the announcement and its implications, read here.

Follow our news feed over the next few weeks as we track how the announcement influences web traffic coming from the EU for UK courses and institutions.

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