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Professor Dave Phoenix writes for THE on EU student fees reciprocity

26 Jul 2018

Professor Dave Phoenix, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, has written for the Times Higher Education magazine, calling for the government to look to the example of Australia and New Zealand for a policy of reciprocal fees with the EU after Brexit. 

He writes:

"More than 10,000 New Zealanders study across the Tasman Sea at Australian universities, paying the same tuition fees as Australian nationals without the need for a student visa. The same is true of Australian citizens, who move the opposite way to study. There is a strong tradition of the UK, Australian and New Zealand universities learning from each other and this is an area where that tradition could continue.

"The arrangements between Australia and New Zealand is proof that a mutually beneficial reciprocal agreement on student fees is achievable and worth aspiring to.

"Ministers have been very clear that even after Brexit, the UK and the EU will continue to have a special and close relationship. What better way to prove it than with a show of good faith that proposing reciprocal arrangements to students would be?"

Read the article in full here.