50% Decrease in Number of EU Students Attending UK Universities

Fewer Europeans are pursuing their studies at UK universities after Brexit, as tuition fees have increased and the number of international students in the country has jumped by more than 25 per cent.

David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (UEA), shared the news for the BBC, highlighting that the number of EU students had fallen by 50 per cent in 2021, also noting that the drop was being detected everywhere. education facilities in the country.

Moreover, post-Brexit universities have increased their tuition fees from €10,800 (£9,250) to around €46,974 (£40,000) since August 2021, TheSchengen.com reports.

Furthermore, the University of East Anglia has 49.6 per cent fewer EU students, with the number dropping from 449 last year to 226. On the other hand, the number of international students increased by 25 per cent, representing 300 more or more students A total of 1494 students.

Since the beginning of the year, when the UK formally left the European Union, both parties have had to give up many rights, including freedom of movement. This means that Europeans arriving on British soil are now required to present a valid passport to enter the country. Furthermore, since December 31, 2020, Britons need a visa permit in order to stay in a European Union country for periods of more than 90 days.

These changes put people in difficulty, as revealed by British students who have been accepted into Spanish universities. Previously, TheSchengen.com reported that newly admitted students may miss the start of the school year because delays in visa appointments used to take months. Moreover, thousands of Britons choose Spain as their first destination for education, right after French universities.

As a result, the European Parliament approved a €5 billion fund in an effort to help countries and companies that have been negatively affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

“To help Europeans adapt to the changes, in July 2020, EU leaders agreed to create the Brexit Adjustment Reserve, a €5 billion fund (at 2018 prices) to be paid until 2025. EU countries will start receiving resources by December, after the approval of Parliament. MEPs are expected to vote on the fund during the plenary session in September,” said the statement from the European Parliament.

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Parliament also revealed that the countries that will benefit from this decision will be Ireland with more than one billion euros, followed by the Netherlands, which will receive funding of 81 million euros and 672 million euros earmarked for France.

Other countries that will receive funding include Germany (590 million euros), Belgium (353 million euros), Denmark (251 million euros), Spain (249 million euros) and Poland with 158 million euros.

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Source: schengenvisainfo.com

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