http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. Danish taxpayers will face a bill of DKK200 million (US$35 million) a year following a European Court of Justice ruling on the eligibility of foreigners to receive student loan and grant support. And Danish universities face fines totalling DKK97.5 million for enrolling more foreign exchange students than they send local students abroad.
The Ministry of Education said in a statement that as a consequence of the Court of Justice ruling, citizens of European Union (EU) countries who have status as a worker – that is, if they start working before embarking on studies or work part-time while studying – could not be refused social welfare and were eligible for Danish student loan and grant support. Read more...