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Greek Students: Higher Education Fees

Volume 413: debated on Thursday 23 October 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether it is true that within the United Kingdom Greek students will be treated as overseas students for fee-paying purposes for the spring and summer terms 1981 at institutions for higher education and whether there is any provision under European Community legislation which allows for this discrimination against Community nationals.

Greek students will continue to pay fees at the appropriate rate for overseas students in the spring and summer terms 1981 at institutions of higher and further education in Great Britain. The intention is that such students should be treated as European Community students and thus qualify for the home rates of tuition fee with effect from 1st September, 1981. Student admissions is not one of the subjects of the Treaty of Rome and discrimination in the charging of fees for students whose homes are in other member states is not prohibited under Community legislation.