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British Students: Residential Courses Fees In Eec

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 13 January 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Which member states of the EEC charge British students attending residential courses for tuition or board and lodging.

Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland the the Federal Republic of Germany in general charge tuition fees to all students. Charges are generally made for board and lodging, for all students, in all the member states where it is provided. The level of charge is a matter for each institution.These arrangements are in accordance with the principles of the "common approach" to the admission of students to institutions of higher education in other Community countries, which were agreed by the Education Ministers of the member states of the Community at a meeting in Brussels in June. The principles provide for incoming students to be charged tuition fees at the same rate as home students; and for the sending country to be responsible for providing maintenance grants for students studying in another member state.Fuller information about fees, and about board and lodging costs, is given in

A Handbook for Students published by the European Commission; and I will send a copy to my noble friend.