British University fees too high?
27 September 2012
Students studying in sixth forms across Sussex are becoming more circumspect in their university applications following the September 2012 hike in British university fees. British students are supported in a number of ways through loans and means tested grants but as the majority of British universities are charging the £9000 annual tuition fee, students and their parents are rightly looking at the relative value of the education they receive for this sum. This includes the quality of tuition, future employment prospects as well as additional costs such as travel and accommodation.
At Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College ( BHASVIC ) students are being helped in looking further afield for their university education because in many cases the quality of teaching and learning is commensurate with that received in a British university and it can be considerably cheaper. Universities in Holland charge an annual tuition fee of around £1400 and are in the top 200 of world universities in terms of quality. Neil Commin, teacher of Politics at BHASVIC, leads on applications to Oxbridge and international universities. Neil says "At BHASVIC we encourage students to think widely about the HE opportunities on offer. To this end, we have invited representatives from universities in Utrecht, Leiden and Maastricht to talk to our students and their parents and answer their questions."
Going Dutch - applying to study in the Netherlands - will take place at BHASVIC on Thursday 4 October 15:30-17:30.