Education Minister Mike Vibert has reaffirmed plans to pay the first year of top-up fees for Jersey students and to raise the contribution threshold for high-earning parents.
And he says that the review of funding and higher education policy which will be complete by September will look at whether Jersey students should be supported in university courses outside the UK.
He said: ‘It will include looking at the possibility of funding students outside the UK, if the course and institution are suitable.
That could include France and other European countries.
‘We would have to be satisfied that the qualification was comparable – and obviously English-speaking countries like Australia and New Zealand would have to be looked at.
We have one student doing medicine in Australia, and she has written a report for us.
I want young people to come back to Jersey because they want to, not because they have not got the options of seeing other parts of the world.’