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    Here's the thing.I'm a EU citizen who plans to study in a college in Scotland(i'll study for a NQ)in 2014 which means that since the independence referendum will be held in late 2014 i'll start off studying for free.But what if Scotland does become independent?I mean after my one year of studying for a NQ,i want to continue and study for a HNC for a year and then for a HND for another one year.My question is,would i have to pay for the HNC and the HND?I'll study(hopefully)dental technology btw.
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    (Original post by Christina007)
    Here's the thing.I'm a EU citizen who plans to study in a college in Scotland(i'll study for a NQ)in 2014 which means that since the independence referendum will be held in late 2014 i'll start off studying for free.But what if Scotland does become independent?I mean after my one year of studying for a NQ,i want to continue and study for a HNC for a year and then for a HND for another one year.My question is,would i have to pay for the HNC and the HND?I'll study(hopefully)dental technology btw.
    Thanks.
    I've not really read into this issue so if someone wants to correct me, then go ahead but I don't think you can really tell. There's a lot of speculation about whether or not the government would still pay tuition fees or if they would scrap free tuition fees, especially since if Scotland was independent then I assume that means the RUK students would get free tuition, just like the Europeans do. So yeah, there isn't really a definite answer to your question I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by Ecosse_14)
    I've not really read into this issue so if someone wants to correct me, then go ahead but I don't think you can really tell. There's a lot of speculation about whether or not the government would still pay tuition fees or if they would scrap free tuition fees, especially since if Scotland was independent then I assume that means the RUK students would get free tuition, just like the Europeans do. So yeah, there isn't really a definite answer to your question I'm afraid.
    It would also depend on whether Scotland joined the EU or not, as there is uncertainty about whether they would join automatically or not. If it's not automatic, surely there will be a referendum and therefore it may not happen? I thought I heard they were looking into ways of paying tuition by cheating the system e.g. through bursaries for Scottish students studying here, to the value of the fees, but I may have misunderstood...
 
 
 
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