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Alarm over reports of UK fee rise for EU students

Prominent figures in politics and higher education have expressed their dismay over reports that the UK government is planning to increase fees and reduce support for EU students at British universities.

Guy Verhofstadt (pictured), an MEP and chairman of the European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group, wrote to UK prime minister Theresa May on 29 April expressing the group’s “concern” over the reports, which relate to academic years from 2021-22 onwards.

“I believe that the unique and close nature of our current cooperation in the research and academic domain…has proven to be a major driver for academic excellence and the quality of our students’ education,” he wrote.

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