EU student funding guarantee for Welsh universities extended
EU students applying for a place at Welsh universities for the next academic year will be eligible for loans and grants, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams announced yesterday (Tues 11th Oct).
EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from Student Finance Wales and to those EU nationals who intend to begin studying in the academic year 2017/18 will continue to receive financial support.
Students are being advised to consult their university’s student finance office, or the Student Finance Wales website, for information about the support available.
Kirsty Williams said:
“We want to make sure Welsh universities continue to attract the best and brightest from across the EU despite the uncertainty following the vote for Brexit.
“Our decision not only provides welcome certainty for our universities and colleges regarding future funding, but also assures prospective EU students they will not have the terms of their funding changed if the UK leaves the EU during their studies.
“Our universities are central to our social and economic future, which value and celebrate their links with Europe, and thrive through the diversity of the people who come to them.
“The Welsh Government is determined to protect Wales’ reputation as a friendly and tolerant place to study and carry out world-class research. Whatever the long-term implication of the vote, we remain an outward looking and welcoming nation where we are committed to sharing knowledge across national borders.”
The Welsh Government and Student Finance Wales have been able to make the announcement following constructive engagement on this issue with the UK Government and the Student Loans Company to make sure the students applying to study in both Wales and England have certainty.
Latest News from
Written Statement: Written Statement laid under Standing Order 30C26/03/2019 10:15:00
Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd
Wales takes the next step to end the physical punishment of children25/03/2019 14:10:00
Wales will today take the next step towards protecting children’s’ rights by introducing legislation to end the physical punishment of children.
More than £700,000 for next phase of Caerphilly Miners Centre redevelopment25/03/2019 10:05:00
Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Hannah Blythyn has announced more than £700,000 of EU and Welsh Government funding for the next phase to transform the former Caerphilly Miner’s Centre into a centre for the community.
Wales leads the way with Microsoft for schools25/03/2019 09:05:00
Wales will be one of the first countries in the world to fund Microsoft classroom software applications for all maintained schools, thanks to new investment from the Welsh Government.
Growing success for Flintshire ‘Phoenix’ Aerospace company22/03/2019 16:25:00
An aerospace business in Broughton, which was as set up in the aftermath of the closure of Marshall Aviation Services, is celebrating after winning a new contract with a leading company.
Gigabit broadband voucher scheme boost for Wales22/03/2019 14:15:00
The UK’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is to be given a boost in Wales thanks to a new partnership between the Welsh and UK governments.
Gigabit broadband voucher scheme boost for Wales22/03/2019 13:17:00
Welsh businesses now eligible for £5,500 broadband vouchers
Aspiring child care workers invited to apply for support22/03/2019 12:10:00
Economy Minister Ken Skates and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan have today invited those aspiring to work in childcare in Wales to apply for a new Welsh Government funded programme which looks to encourage more people to consider and trial a career in the child care sector.
Emergency Department pilot scheme extended22/03/2019 09:10:00
A pilot scheme that supported patients and staff at seven Welsh Emergency Departments this winter has been extended into the summer.