http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Georgina Gold. British students are often told to study on the Continent, where tuition is cheaper or even free. So why are 13,000 French students coming to the UK, asks Georgina Gold.
British students are often told to consider studying abroad these days – not only to soak up a foreign culture, but to benefit from lower fees. So it may comes as a surprise that more than 13,000 French students are coming the other way, currently studying at UK universities in preference to French state universities despite having to pay tuition fees of between £3,000 and £9,000 per year in the UK.
That's instead of just €181 per year in France.
So why do French students find it is worth the extra cost? What do they see in our much-castigated university system that we seem to overlook? Read more...