Downturn ‘could hit universities’

December 4, 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–Universities could be in serious financial trouble if foreign students decide they can no longer afford to study in Britain. Many British universities rely on funds brought in by overseas students. But the British Council, which promotes education overseas, fears the economic downturn may deter international students from coming to the UK. full story
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UK ‘still good place for overseas students’

November 11, 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–New visa requirements will not deter overseas students, the British Council insisted this week, ahead of the launch of a competition to highlight the contribution they make to life in the UK. Critics claim the new points-based system will make UK universities less welcoming just as the perception of studying in the US improves after Barack full story
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