‘Bribe’ to keep Welsh students at home universities scrapped

UK“Welsh students will no longer be ‘bribed’ to stay in Wales for university after a grant that covered the cost of their tuition fees was scrapped today. Students from Wales currently receive a grant of £1,940 a year if they go to university in Wales, to cover the cost of top-up fees, regardless of their background. European Union rules mean the money is also available to non-UK students from the EU, who are studying in Wales, but not to those from the rest of the UK. Jane Hutt, the Welsh education minister, said the grant would be phased out from next year …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 18 March]

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