Brighton and Hove students consider studying in Holland

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Brighton and Hove students are going Dutch in a bid to avoid expensive English university fees.

Facing a bill of up to £9,000 a year to go to university at home, pupils at BHASVIC are looking abroad.

Dutch universities charge tuition fees of about £1,400 a year and have several institutions in the top 200 universities in the world.

The college in Dyke Road held a special fair with representatives from three universities in Holland this week.

Students and parents could ask questions to those from Utrecht, Leiden and Maastricht.

BHASVIC’s main hall was packed with students, staff and parents anxious to hear what the admissions officers had to say.

Top of the list of their questions was, “If it’s cheaper to study, does it cost more to live in Holland?”

But the cost of living is comparable to the UK, according to the college.

And Dutch universities run their courses in English so language is not a barrier to foreign students.

Neil Commins is a teacher of politics at BHASVIC and is also in charge of applications to Oxbridge and international universities.

He has been at the heart of showing students a viable alternative to the high fees in this country and was delighted with the turnout at the event.

He said: “At BHASVIC we encourage students to think widely about the higher education opportunities on offer.

“It’s been a revelation to all of us and very useful information to pass on to our current and future students.”

Much has been made of the impact the rise in tuition fees has had on admission numbers.

The Labour Party claimed last month the number of students put off by the hike in fees was the equivalent of two universities shutting down.

In 2011, research suggested there were currently around 22,000 British students on degree courses abroad – approximately 1.7 per cent of Britain’s entire student population.

There were particularly high numbers in the US (around 8,500), France (around 2,600) and in Germany (around 2,200).

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3:31pm Mon 8 Oct 12

sbiscorrupt says...

There are also free universities in Scandinavia...

Study abroad to avoid the tuition fee tax...

Or graduate and emigrate - and don't tell the b******* where you've gone!
There are also free universities in Scandinavia... Study abroad to avoid the tuition fee tax... Or graduate and emigrate - and don't tell the b******* where you've gone! sbiscorrupt
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3:32pm Mon 8 Oct 12

NickBrt says...

I'll give then a lift to the airport, anything to keep the noisy gits out of Hanover disturbing everyone else's peace.
I'll give then a lift to the airport, anything to keep the noisy gits out of Hanover disturbing everyone else's peace. NickBrt
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5:13pm Mon 8 Oct 12

rolivan says...

Will their accomodation costs include Council Tax?
Will their accomodation costs include Council Tax? rolivan
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5:24pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

This brain drain is a great idea.
We get rid of the poorly educated British students who have scraped by three A levels in media studies, general studies and a C grade in English, and we swap them for the driven and ambitious foreign students from China, Africa etc.
Yes, this is a fantastic idea. Go and study media theory elsewhere.
This brain drain is a great idea. We get rid of the poorly educated British students who have scraped by three A levels in media studies, general studies and a C grade in English, and we swap them for the driven and ambitious foreign students from China, Africa etc. Yes, this is a fantastic idea. Go and study media theory elsewhere. Maxwell's Ghost
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5:26pm Mon 8 Oct 12

lillylou says...

Does this mean the poor will loose their kids to foreign lands and the rich get to keep theirs ? Disgusting sick full of hate Cameron !!!
Does this mean the poor will loose their kids to foreign lands and the rich get to keep theirs ? Disgusting sick full of hate Cameron !!! lillylou
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6:25pm Mon 8 Oct 12

PorkBoat says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
This brain drain is a great idea.
We get rid of the poorly educated British students who have scraped by three A levels in media studies, general studies and a C grade in English, and we swap them for the driven and ambitious foreign students from China, Africa etc.
Yes, this is a fantastic idea. Go and study media theory elsewhere.
All these African and Chinese illegal immigrants posing as students can come and live at your house then, eh? I'm sure you wouldn't mind.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: This brain drain is a great idea. We get rid of the poorly educated British students who have scraped by three A levels in media studies, general studies and a C grade in English, and we swap them for the driven and ambitious foreign students from China, Africa etc. Yes, this is a fantastic idea. Go and study media theory elsewhere.[/p][/quote]All these African and Chinese illegal immigrants posing as students can come and live at your house then, eh? I'm sure you wouldn't mind. PorkBoat
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7:43pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

So PorkBloat you are suggesting the foreign students at Sussex are illegal immigrants.
You are telling more of your pokies PorkBloat.
And as most of them are paying up to forty grand for a course here we need more of them instead of the lazy sperm kids your type breed.
So PorkBloat you are suggesting the foreign students at Sussex are illegal immigrants. You are telling more of your pokies PorkBloat. And as most of them are paying up to forty grand for a course here we need more of them instead of the lazy sperm kids your type breed. Maxwell's Ghost
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11:19pm Mon 8 Oct 12

F in L says...

These kids have the right to be unemployable anywhere in Europe they please. Let them vote Green somewhere else.
These kids have the right to be unemployable anywhere in Europe they please. Let them vote Green somewhere else. F in L
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11:46pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Capt. Sensiblé says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
So PorkBloat you are suggesting the foreign students at Sussex are illegal immigrants.
You are telling more of your pokies PorkBloat.
And as most of them are paying up to forty grand for a course here we need more of them instead of the lazy sperm kids your type breed.
oooohhhh!
*clutches handbag
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: So PorkBloat you are suggesting the foreign students at Sussex are illegal immigrants. You are telling more of your pokies PorkBloat. And as most of them are paying up to forty grand for a course here we need more of them instead of the lazy sperm kids your type breed.[/p][/quote]oooohhhh! *clutches handbag Capt. Sensiblé
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7:59am Tue 9 Oct 12

bluemonday says...

why do you think there are so many foreign students here,maybe its cheaper for them to come here,
why do you think there are so many foreign students here,maybe its cheaper for them to come here, bluemonday
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8:50am Tue 9 Oct 12

F in L says...

bluemonday wrote:
why do you think there are so many foreign students here,maybe its cheaper for them to come here,
Or they have more money. A lot of them are entrepreneurs, I have purchased DVD's Herbal Remedies..... And favours from a lot of the Asian ones.
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: why do you think there are so many foreign students here,maybe its cheaper for them to come here,[/p][/quote]Or they have more money. A lot of them are entrepreneurs, I have purchased DVD's Herbal Remedies..... And favours from a lot of the Asian ones. F in L
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8:50am Tue 9 Oct 12

F in L says...

bluemonday wrote:
why do you think there are so many foreign students here,maybe its cheaper for them to come here,
Or they have more money. A lot of them are entrepreneurs, I have purchased DVD's Herbal Remedies..... And favours from a lot of the Asian ones.
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: why do you think there are so many foreign students here,maybe its cheaper for them to come here,[/p][/quote]Or they have more money. A lot of them are entrepreneurs, I have purchased DVD's Herbal Remedies..... And favours from a lot of the Asian ones. F in L
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9:18am Tue 9 Oct 12

qm says...

They are not considering it!
They and students from all over the country have been studying over there for some years now, particularly Maastricht. Not only is it desirable financially but the standard of tuition is very high and the environment conducive to education.
They are not considering it! They and students from all over the country have been studying over there for some years now, particularly Maastricht. Not only is it desirable financially but the standard of tuition is very high and the environment conducive to education. qm
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9:22am Tue 9 Oct 12

qm says...

NickBrt wrote:
I'll give then a lift to the airport, anything to keep the noisy gits out of Hanover disturbing everyone else's peace.
Unfortunately Nick, your problem in Hanover is due to parasitic morons who neither want to study or work. No danger of them going to a university anywhere where if they don't work, they get booted!
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: I'll give then a lift to the airport, anything to keep the noisy gits out of Hanover disturbing everyone else's peace.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately Nick, your problem in Hanover is due to parasitic morons who neither want to study or work. No danger of them going to a university anywhere where if they don't work, they get booted! qm
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