HC Deb 02 July 1987 vol 118 cc143-4W
Dr. Marek

asked the Prime Minister if she will make it her policy to treat St. Helenians as United Kingdom nationals with regard to study and grant awards at United Kingdom polytechnics or universities; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

Eligibility for student awards depends on residence, not nationality. To qualify for an award students must have been ordinarily resident in the British islands for three years before the start of their course, for purposes other than that of receiving full-time education. The Government also have a number of scholarships, offered through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which are open to students from St. Helena.