Outside the European Union, our universities could still cooperate with their EU counterparts and UK students could still study abroad. As home to many pre-eminent educational establishments, the UK will remain a key education partner of choice for the EU. Mutual recognition of qualifications would continue.
We could step away from the Jean Monnet Programme, which funds 1,500 professors to promote EU studies and we could stop EU bodies from targeting the young with integrationist public relations campaigns in schools. And the Scottish government would no longer have to subsidise free university tuition for EU nationals. Leaving the EU would also end the obligation on us to provide EU students with (often unrecoverable) student loans.