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Influx of students from rest of UK to Scotland unlikely, study says

An independent Scotland within the EU could no longer charge English, Welsh and Northern Irish students tuition fees, according to experts questioned in a survey.

However, concern about an influx of students from England choosing free education in Scotland to avoid paying fees at home is unfounded, the study suggests.

Researchers investigating attitudes to tuition fee policies in Scotland and England say that the impact on cross-border student flows is likely to be relatively small in the short term.

Higher Education Research in an Independent Scotland

This paper sets out the Scottish Government's vision for the future of university research in an independent Scotland.

Scotland has internationally excellent universities and a strong research base. Supporting their world-class research and helping them build links and collaborations across the globe is at the heart of our ambitions for an independent Scotland.

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New Commons Report on Universities

The Scottish Affairs Committee has published their report on the Referendum on Separation for Scotland: the impact on higher education, research and tuition fees.

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