How Brexit has affected the UK International Student Sector

The International education sector in the United Kingdom is encountering a downturn in patronage following Brexit.
This is also perhaps exacerbated by the pandemic even as the road to recovery has been paved.

European Union students pre-Brexit flocked to the UK given the merits of it’s world class education as well as the incentive of paying lower tuition fees just as UK citizens. Those privileges are gone now and they have to face the prospect of paying double or even triple of what they used to pay.

Since the commencement of the 2021-2022 UK academic year, EU students could no longer claim home fee status and cannot gain acfess to loans to cover their UK tuitions.

Some universities in the UK cost as much as £40,000 annually (20 Million Naira).

Research reveals that EU students from countries with weaker economies were no longer considering the UK.

Germany in December 2021, via it’s academic exchange service DAAD, reported an increase in the number of Internationals attentijh German universities and oveerver eigniticant growth from EU countries including France and Italy.

Other countries like the Netherlands have seen a rise in student enrollment from RU countries like Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

The UK may have to shift it’s focus to markets like Asia and Africa as European students explore more affordable options.

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