ICL rector: raise of college tuitions in UK won't affect foreign students

10:05, April 25, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The raise of college tuitions in the United Kingdom will not affect international students, and the Imperial College London (ICL), one of the best in the country, welcomes more Chinese students, said Keith O'Nions, rector of the ICL on Saturday.

"Although the tuitions will be raised in universities and colleges in the United Kingdom, it will not affect the international students," O'Nions told Xinhuanet on the sideline of the Global Summit of University Presidents 2011 (GSUP) held in Tsinghua University.

"These changes are for UK students; they are not for international students," said O'Nions. "For international students, there are no changes."

"The big change is that UK students will have to pay more than they paid in the past," he added. "And consequently, the government will give less money directly to the universities for their education, and students will have to get loans."

According to O’Nions, among 60,000 Chinese students currently studying in the UK, some 1,300 are in the ICL, accounting for 10 percent of its total students.

The university is glad to have more top students from China, he said. "Please keep coming, because we are very lucky in imperial college: we got some of the best students anywhere in the world," said O'Nions. "We want the best students from anywhere in the world, a lot from China."

The ICL strives to expand its scholarships available to all foreign students, and it is a major of the university's strategy, he said.

O'Nions, who will also attend Tsinghua's celebration of its centennial anniversary, praised the progress made by Tsinghua and other Chinese universities.

"Specifically in Tisinghua University, it clearly excels and it is a university that is one of the great world universities," said O'Nions. "Other universities also do a world class job, and this has obviously been a huge contribution to the economy of China and its people."

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
BRICS Leaders  Meeting 2011
 
Japan in  aftershocks
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
April 20   Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail to remove luxury seats
 
April 18   China undergoing shift into nation of consumers
April 18   Zhejiang checks food, raids illegal bun makers
April 19   SASS: Chinese students mentally healthier than Asian peers
April 23   The week in pictures
April 19   Build legal bulwark against moral decline
April 21   'China model' 30 years on: from home to abroad
April 21   Piano student's bloody crime heart-wrenching in China
April 18   China places firmer lid on home prices
April 19   China puts brake on economic bullet train
 
     
 
 

(Editor:梁军)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • BRICS Leaders' Meeting 2011
  • Focus On China
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Car models found backstage at 2011 Shanghai auto show
  • Military chiefs of SCO nations vow closer cooperation
  • Miss World Fashion final held in E China
  • Protesters stage rally against atomic energy in Brussels
  • NE China drinking water pollution affects thousands
  • Cast of co-produced 3D animation 'Wotwots' meet press in Beijing
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion