Anthony Hill and Emily Allwood are both British and studying at Maastricht university in the Netherlands, where many courses are taught in English. They were hoping that it would pave their way to international careers, but after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, they are worried.
CCTV’s Elena Casas reports.
“When I first came to Maastricht, I thought I would go back to the U.K., but studying abroad has really opened my eyes to the opportunities that exist,” Allwood said. “So I was planning an internship in Brussels, or a job in Berlin — and these are things that will become much more difficult after Brexit.”
At Maastricht, British students pay just €2,000 a year for their tuition, compared to more than five times that much back home. The students are now worried that once they’re no longer classified as European, they may be priced out of their courses.
There are also fears that British university research will be hit by the loss of EU funding, and British students will be shut out from Europe’s Erasmus exchange program.
More than 70 percent of British voters under 25 voted to stay in the EU, and many now feel their plans for their futures have been taken away by voters of an older generation.
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