Sumary of Foreign students remain remarkably keen on Britain’s universities:
- Last spring vice-chancellors warned that tens of thousands of international students would choose not to enrol because of the pandemic..
- Because most international students pay vastly higher tuition fees than British ones, a slump risked poking huge holes in universities’ finances..
- There is less information about postgraduates, who make up more than half of foreign students and who are thought to be more likely to have put their study plans on hold..
- Some universities will still see shortfalls, and because many foreign students are studying remotely they are spending less than normal on accommodation and other living costs..
- His rhetoric last spring and summer, when many foreign students were finalising their travel plans, did not persuade them that America would get infections under control..
- Australia, another popular destination, has not been able to say when border controls that presently prevent students from entering the country might be relaxed..
- Figures released in January showed that the total number of foreign students enrolled at its universities had decreased nearly 20% from their peak a few months prior to the pandemic…