Every student is welcome: Scotland’s universities welcome the world

31 January 2017

We were delighted to join 19 higher education institutions across Scotland for a Burns Night celebration in Edinburgh. The event launched a new global campaign, ‘Scotland’s universities welcome the world’.

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, attended alongside over 300 students, dignitaries and university staff from more than 65 different countries around the world. Nicola Sturgeon commented:

“This has been an extraordinary past few months in the UK. We have confirmed that eligible EU students already studying here – or starting a degree later this Autumn – will continue to receive free tuition for the duration of their course. We will continue to press the UK Government to provide assurances that the status and rights of EU nationals currently living in Scotland will not change in the future.

“But more than anything else, every student who has come from outside Scotland – from the EU or further afield – to study here is welcome.”

For more information about the global campaign, visit studyinscotland.org. Students and others from around the world are joining in online using #ScotlandWelcomesTheWorld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.