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Why Scotland has no university fees but England does?

It is part of the UK after all yet only scottish students benefit from no university fees?
Original post by Anonymous1502
It is part of the UK after all yet only scottish students benefit from no university fees?


Scotland has parts of its own government who can spend the money given to them in any way they want, one of these ways is free university fees.
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England and Scotland have different governments to make decisions.

Apparently in England, they used to pay you to go to Uni so some people saved up that money and went onto holiday. How times have changed...
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its cause the government are *******s but scotland tries to protect its citizens after england invaded ( I wouldn't mind being part of the UK if Corbyn was running things)
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because Nicola Sturgeon has enough spare time to educate every single one of their university students in her spare time, absolute idol really and she doesnt even charge money just a proper ledge really.
Education is a devolved policy area. So sub-national governments can make their own decision on how much to charge students. And SNP is quite socialist. Because they offer free education to Scottish students, they have to treat EU students the same way by EU law. But for some reason that doesn't apply to English students.
I suppose it's to incentivise Scottish students to remain in Scotland, as opposed to moving down to England.
Also scottish places are capped making it difficult for scots to get a place. They favour international students
Original post by TrotskyiteRebel
Education is a devolved policy area. So sub-national governments can make their own decision on how much to charge students. And SNP is quite socialist. Because they offer free education to Scottish students, they have to treat EU students the same way by EU law. But for some reason that doesn't apply to English students.


When you say European do they need a european passport e.g. german or do they need to live in a country beside England that is in Europe?
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Original post by Anonymous1502
When you say European do they need a european passport e.g. german or do they need to live in a country beside England that is in Europe?


There are a whole list of criteria you could fill. The easiest one I believe is for you to have an EU passport (with or without a UK one) and for a significant family member (parents or grandparents) to live in an EU/EEA Country or Switzerland, even if you live in England, Wales or NI.

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Original post by Anonymous1502
When you say European do they need a european passport e.g. german or do they need to live in a country beside England that is in Europe?


It's a bit complicated but generally yes. Some people don't have an EU passport but still qualify because of their immigration status. Like being a refugee. But having EU citizenship is not enough. You need to have lived in the European Union for 3 years before the start date of your course. And that country must not be Wales, England or Northern Ireland.
Original post by TrotskyiteRebel
It's a bit complicated but generally yes. Some people don't have an EU passport but still qualify because of their immigration status. Like being a refugee. But having EU citizenship is not enough. You need to have lived in the European Union for 3 years before the start date of your course. And that country must not be Wales, England or Northern Ireland.


I lived in my home country for 7 years but then I left and I have been living in England for 9 years.Would this count or not because I have lived here for 9 years as I left when i was quite young?
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Original post by Anonymous1502
I lived in my home country for 7 years but then I left and I have been living in England for 9 years.Would this count or not because I have lived here for 9 years as I left when i was quite young?


No. Unless a significant family member still lived there. Unfortunately, I think the rule is you need to have lived there full time for at least three of the five years before your course starts (could be a bit different but I think that's the general idea). Therefore you wouldn't qualify, unless of course your parents/grandparents still lived in your home country.
Original post by Orkryx
No. Unless a significant family member still lived there. Unfortunately, I think the rule is you need to have lived there full time for at least three of the five years before your course starts (could be a bit different but I think that's the general idea). Therefore you wouldn't qualify, unless of course your parents/grandparents still lived in your home country.


My grandparents live in my home country.So do I qualify?
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Original post by Anonymous1502
My grandparents live in my home country.So do I qualify?


You could well do. Have a look on the SAAS (I think that's the site I found the criteria on) website and it will tell you, or the universities themselves might have it on their website.
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Have a read of this:
http://www.saas.gov.uk/_forms/residence.pdf

That should give you all the info. Hope it helps :smile:
Educating your young to the highest standard should be the Governments top priority. The English students are being absolutely ripped off and are being taken advantage of....

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