The British universities warn of a non-Brexit apply. This would lead to an "academic, cultural and scientific setback", "we will recover for decades," - said in an open letter to the parliamentarians in London, and the several higher education associations have signed. Together, they represent more than 150 universities. There would be a Britain to leave the EU without a Deal, would hinder the exchange of researchers, students and other employees with "seriously", important research projects, "damaged".
The universities also refer to the research resources they get so far from the EU. Over the next two years to € 1.3 billion could go to the UK. "British universities are not more likely to participate in a No-Deal scenario, but from today to tomorrow to the programs", - stated in the letter from the universities. They therefore call for a guarantee that the EU funds will be one-to-one replaced by state funds, should the country on the 29. March out of the EU leaving without an exit agreement. Prime Minister Theresa May will on 15. January put it to the vote. However, it is unclear whether she gets a majority and what happens should there be no majority.
The number of EU students already
Against the Background of the approaching Brexits the number of EU students has decreased in the current academic year in the UK, apparently, already. The universities in the "Russell Group" – these are the 24 leading UK universities recorded for the year 2018/19, a decrease of three percent in the EU-students. That was mainly to Master students (minus five percent) and PhD students (minus nine percent), while the number of Bachelor's increase in students from the EU by one percent.More about
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the attractiveness of British universities, announced by the government that EU students have to pay higher tuition fees if they enroll until the fall of 2019. This special status of the applicable examination to the desired degree, it was – depending on the period until 2023. However, the EU could threaten students to the Brexit nevertheless, a visa and new residency requirements.