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Minister extends home fee and loan eligibility for EU students

The universities and science minister has confirmed that all students from the European Union starting at English universities in 2020-21 will be guaranteed home fee status and be eligible for student support for the duration of their course, regardless of the outcome of Brexit.

Currently, EU member states are obliged to charge the same university tuition fees to students from other member states as they charge to domestic students. However, when the UK leaves the bloc, institutions would be permitted to charge higher fees to all non-UK students.

Speaking in Brussels on 28 May, Chris Skidmore said that EU nationals who start a higher education course in England in the next year will remain eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate financial support, advanced learner loans, and further education and apprenticeships support—regardless of whether the UK has left the EU.

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