Wales politics

EU student funding guaranteed, says Kirsty Williams

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EU students applying for places at Welsh universities for the next academic year will be eligible for loans and grants, ministers have said.

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said the financial support would continue, on the same terms, if the UK leaves the EU during their studies.

The aim was to ensure the "best and the brightest" students across the EU were still attracted to Wales, she said.

The same announcement has also been made for universities in England.

"Our decision not only provides welcome certainty for our universities and colleges regarding future funding, but also assures prospective EU students they will not have the terms of their funding changed if the UK leaves the EU during their studies, Ms Williams added.

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