15 January 2019 • HOP, Oscarine Vonk
Current British students retain rights with “hard” Brexit
If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal, British students already studying here don’t need to worry. They can continue studying under the same conditions.
Minister Blok wrote to the House of Representatives that current British students in the Netherlands will retain their right to student finance in the event of a“no-deal” scenario on 30 March this year. Furthermore, they will not have to pay more than the legal tuition fees. But they must meet the other conditions for EU citizens.
British students that come to The Netherlands after Brexit will, in the event of a “no-deal”, be considered as citizens from outside the European Economic Area. They will then pay the higher institutional tuition fees and will not receive student finance, just like Chinese students, for instance.
The British parliament will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposal on 15 January. The vote was planned for December, but was delayed because May feared she would not receive enough votes for her plans.