Edited by Frans Pennings and Gijsbert Vonk
Chapter 18: Coordination of student financial aid systems: Free movement of students or free movement of workers?
EU law on free movement of students is not supported by a system aimed at supporting student financial aid systems. EU students may fall between two stools: they have no EU claim to aid either in the host state or in the home state. This contribution claims that this gap in financial protection should ideally be filled by an EU right to export maintenance aid from the member state where they live prior to commencement of their studies. The contribution explores the possible objections to recognising such a right or the hurdles to overcome and addresses the question how these hurdles could be overcome.
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