Access to Higher Education for migrant students is now a real right

JustRight Scotland has been campaigning – together with Maryhill Integration Network and JustCitizens, to extend the right to access education for migrant students in Scotland for over two years.

Today we welcome the Scottish Government’s announcement that tuition fees will be extended to migrant students in Scotland allowing more young people to access higher education, following the publication of the consultation analysis on the Residency criteria for access to financial support in Further and Higher Education.

This impactful change wouldn’t have been possible without the outstanding work of #OurGradesNotVisas campaign team and the successful legal challenge achieved by our legal team when deciding to take our client’s case to court as there was a clear “issue of fairness and human rights at stake” on access to financial support for college and university funding regarding the ‘long-residency’ requirement.

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