Sour37 wrote:I'll say it again:
This does not cost Durham university a penny - they in fact get 10-12 extra EU level paying students
Surely every course at EU rates is costing either the uni or the tax payer, or both, to subsidise it. If its just the tax payer, then it raises other issues entirely. Basically, to take on non-EU students at EU rates is effectively 'losing' money, because they should be charging more than double the EU rate. A simple business model which may work if you have spare capacity, either accommodation sitting empty, and/ or lecturers sitting around with spare time. My guess is that if its costing the tax payer then a lot of people would be asking the question, why? Also of interest is the question, that If there's spare capacity or places available regardless of undergrad or postgrad, why are the uni's turning away undergraduates?