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Sunday, 10 September 2017

An EU student exit British university for American university due to BREXIT


Brexit is causing or having so many negative impact on foreign students who do not want to have any future immigration problem with the UK, and indirectly having some negative impact on the British economy, because most British universities will start losing foreign students.
For example, my two sisters and some young members of my extended family studied at Cambridge and conventry university respectively.

About 3 of them finished their Bsc at the time BREXIT came up.  Our mom spent atleast closed to 100k pounds from Nigeria to give them good education in the UK after having their diplomas in Nigeria. She always send money from Nigeria in order to give them good education in the UK after they had their diploma's in Nigeria.

What i want to point out is that 3 of them would have loved to continue their education in the UK by enrolling for their master's degrees, which is going to cost mom another 50k British pounds, but those girls changed their minds due to BREXIT and moved to the United States and Canada for their master's degrees.

They never worked in the UK while they were there, they never applied for jobs or takes benefit from the UK government. Mom spent money from Nigeria, pays for their school fees, foods, accomodation and many more in order for them to fully focus and  concentrate on their studies, and by that,  it helps  the British economy. But most Britains always think student who came from abroad always come for their jobs and other government benefits. No, don't be too ignorant.


Growing up in a small Italian farming town, Andrea Guerini Rocco dreamed of pursuing a career in economics in a big, bustling city.

Three years ago, he thought that city would be London. He did his undergraduate studies at the London School of Economics, earning good grades and working at analyst internships he was passionate about. He was able to afford the lower tuition for European Union students - half what other international students pay - and he didn't need a visa to work and live in Britain.

Yet Britain's vote to leave the European Union changed all that. When the country leaves the bloc in 2019, there's no promise that the financial and immigration perks for incoming European students and workers will remain.

So after the Brexit vote, when Rocco was preparing to enroll in a master's degree, he decided to move to Columbia University in New York instead. Tuition is pricy in the United States and he'll need more paperwork - but at least there's clarity. He knows what he's signing up for and can plan ahead.

"If Brexit was not happening I would have stayed in London," the 22-year-old said. "The university is great. I love LSE."

He isn't alone in having to reassess his plans. More than 60,000 EU students attend British universities, bringing in brain power and diversity for employers and more than 400 million pounds ($518 million) of tuition money with them each year. That's on top of the 500 million pounds these British universities receive in EU funding annually.

This year, EU applications to U.K. schools dropped for the first time in at least five years, by 5 percent. More than 2,500 young, bright Europeans took their talents elsewhere, rather than face the uncertainties of Brexit. The British government has promised that EU students who started before Brexit will pay reduced tuition prices and that they'll stay visa-free until 2019 - and that's about all they've promised.

If the British government doesn't provide clarity for EU citizens on visas and education funding, U.K. universities could lose over 1 billion pounds a year and some of their top students. That's fewer bright minds staying and contributing to the British economy after graduation, innovating and producing - and paying taxes - in Britain.

Until the government tells young EU nationals what they can expect post-Brexit, Britain's education, financial and other crucial sectors may find themselves struggling to attract and retain the talent needed to stay competitive.

The Russell Group, which represents 24 U.K. universities, including LSE, Cambridge and Oxford, has repeatedly asked the British government to provide clarity for EU students, including assurances that they will be able to stay and work in Britain after graduation.

Some of the damage to Britain's image as a welcoming environment seems to have already been done. Adrian Thomas, the director of communications at LSE, says some of the applicants he's spoken to were spooked by the focus on immigration in the Brexit debate.

Felix Heilmann, who is starting his second year at Oxford, was at home in Germany last year as he watched the Brexit referendum votes rolling in. He was prepping for his first year and had been excited to start studying at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world.

But that excitement turned to anxiety about how the referendum would affect his tuition, immigration status and social experience.

"There was a very big feeling of 'Am I still welcome?'" Heilmann said.

While he hasn't noticed any blatant discrimination at Oxford, he says EU students on campus are weighed down by the insecurity of their future options. He's not sure if he'll stay in the U.K. for graduate school, something he once took as certain.

If EU students no longer get discounted tuition rates after Brexit, Heilmann and others like him will likely further their education at schools outside the U.K.

Stefano Caselli, Dean for International Affairs at Bocconi, one of Italy's top business schools, says their applicant numbers have been on the rise since last year. He says Italian students who once flocked to the U.K. for a good education are now looking to earn a high quality degree at home.

That trend could rise faster if the prices of a school like LSE nearly doubles from 9,250 pounds ($12,062) to 18,408 pounds ($24,005) for EU students. That jump is a huge difference for Europeans, who grew up in a culture where higher education is relatively inexpensive and families don't save up to pay for it.

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