The Remain camp believes leaving would endanger the supply of teachers and education staff from EU countries.

They argue that EU funding for training programmes would be cut off in the event of Brexit.

They believe scientific research and exchange programmes associated with higher education would suffer due to the UK departing EU-funded and administered programmes.

They believe fewer EU students would come to the UK, harming universities.

They argue that young people from the UK can currently travel throughout the EU for educational purposes without visas or permits – this may be terminated if the UK votes to leave.

The Leave camp believes that the money sent to EU could instead be spent on public services, including education.

They argue that the  money saved by leaving the EU could be used to fund a UK-only training programme.

They argue that leaving the EU will allow the UK to do collaborative scientific research in a more dynamic way.

They argue that any new UK relationship with the EU would likely preserve international education links.

They argue that EU students in the UK will be forced to pay full international student fees, benefiting universities.

They believe that free movement for educational purposes will likely be preserved post-Brexit.

The central argument of the Remain campaign is that EU membership adds value to the UK’s education system by supplying personnel, funding and facilitating exchanges and collaboration. Leave counter this by stating that departing the EU would remove the disadvantages of collaboration whilst preserving wider links through programmes that a number of non-EU European states already participate in. Ultimately, the Remain camp’s case is built upon the risk of disrupting a well-developed system, whilst Leave’s case relies on the UK reaching a favourable post-Brexit settlement with the EU and that the money saved by leaving the EU will be used to replace lost EU funding.