Sunday, August 19, 2012

Two-tier tuition and foreign students at British universities

How foreign students with lower grades jump the university queue:
 Exclusive: Foreign students are being offered places at top British universities with far lower A-level grades than school pupils in this country, a Daily Telegraph investigation discloses.

"Universities were accused of profiteering by rejecting tens of thousands of British teenagers, currently sitting A-levels, so they can fill places with more profitable foreign students.

"Universities say that even the new £9,000-a-year tuition fees for British and European Union students do not cover their costs, and they need to turn to foreigners who are charged 50 per cent more."

I'm reminded of the line from Casablanca: "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"


Anonymous said...

And it's not just a problem at undergraduate level.

News that I'm sure you are equally shocked by.

Unknown said...

This is also the case in Ireland, where Irish and EU students are covered by free tuition scheme with fixed capacity, and non-EU students are not subject to capacity controls.