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The number of European Union (EU) students signing up for Scottish higher education courses is continuing to fall following Brexit, it has been warned.
The Department of Health has said that it hopes to rectify the issue by the end of the year.
SCOTLAND has received around £14 million less under the UK Government’s post- Brexit student exchange programme compared to the EU’s Erasmus+ scheme.
It comes after Boris Johnson’s government decided to end UK participation in the EU’s Erasmus+ programme.
Scottish ministers are under fresh pressure to boost student exchange links with the EU as frustration grows over Britain’s post-Brexit Turing Scheme.
This note summarises the evidence so far of the impacts on Brexit on Scotland. It sets out early evidence related to areas such as trade, the workforce and EU programmes.
Warning that crisis will ‘get worse as businesses see that there is not much going on in UK-EU negotiations’.
The shock announcement at the end of 2020 that the UK will be leaving the Erasmus+ Programme sparked disbelief and disappointment on both sides of the Channel.
‘No third country can enjoy the same benefits as an EU member’
Most people have heard of Erasmus+, but very few know why Britain decided not to participate in it after leaving the EU.
Third level students from Northern Ireland colleges will continue to be able to study in Europe under the Erasmus+ scheme after the UK leaves the EU because the Irish Government will fund them.