In this article, detailed information about the impact of Brexit on students is presented.
In the UK, the rapidly approaching Brexit will bring along several changes all over the country. Education is a current topic that will be affected by these changes. On the issue of education, the Prime Minister announced that he would not be able to change his student visas after the May Conservative Party Congress but he was not able to resolve the problems of EU citizens.
As a matter of fact, increases in the wages paid by students who are EU citizens after the Brexit are likely to occur. Within the scope of the agreements with the EU, students coming from these countries to study in the UK were accepted as British citizens and therefore exempted from the taxes paid by students who are citizens of another country.
However, the good times in the past may end for EU citizens. With the amendments to be made, students who are EU citizens may be accepted as international students.
British universities have always been at the top of the world rankings. Nowadays, these universities are worried that London’s withdrawal from membership could damage these difficult positions. With the decrease in the number of foreign students coming from the EU, the number of students in prestigious schools may be reduced, and they are expressing the necessity to address this issue with precision.
Prime Minister May, who tried to clarify these concerns at his party’s congress, said that there would be no change in student visas, but the fact that the same prime minister said that there would be no increase in tuition fees for 2019 education year was not enough to solve the question marks.
Educators continue to have problems related to the subject.
What are the tuition fees for students?
Average university fees for British, EU and international students in the United Kingdom:
British students: £ 9.250
EU students: £ 9. 250
International students (Turkish citizens are considered as international students): £ 11.000 (88.000 TL) to £ 58.000 (464.000 TL)
Students from UK: £ 9.250
EU students: £ 9.250
International students (Turkish citizens are evaluated in the international students category): £ 11.000 (88.000 TL) to £ 36.000 (288.000 TL)
Scottish students: Free (Scottish tuition fees are paid by the Scottish Student Achievement Agency)
Citizens of United Kingdom living outside of Scotland: £ 9.250
EU students: Students who are EU citizens, like Scottish students, are also exempt from university fees
International students (Turkish citizens are considered international students): £ 32.000 (up to TL 255.000).
Northern Irish students: £ 4.160
EU students are also considered in the category of Northern Irish students
United Kingdom other countries: £ 9.250
International students: £ 13.000 to £ 38.000
British universities are among the dynamics of the economy with the billions of euros they earn.
According to a survey conducted by the University of Oxford*, British universities contributed to the UK economy by about 35 billion euros in 2015. This includes students’ spending on and off campus. This contribution of international students created 206 thousand jobs in university cities.
* https: //www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/news/pages/ınternational-students-now-worth-25-billion-to-uk-economy-new-research.aspx