Currently if you live abroad and you want to return to the UK and study at university (in my case a Masters Course) you will be charged overeas student rates.

The course I want to do costs UK citizens five thousand pounds but if I returned to the UK it would cost me fifteen thousand pounds since I am classed as an overseas student even though I am a British citizen.

This doesn't seem right to me. I could afford to do the course now, be finished in a year and start earning and paying tax on my income. Being penalised for living away means I will have to stay away longer to save and the only beneficiary is the foreign government to whom I pay taxes.

Why is this idea important?

The current system discourages British citizens from returning home to study and then work.

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