Working-class students find low-cost education abroadChina Daily.
According to the Blue Book of Global Talent released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences last year, 34% of students studying abroad in 2010 were from working-class families, while the figure for 2009 was only 2%, People's Daily reported.
However, studying in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, which often costs US$30,000 to $40,000 a year in total, is still a dream for most students from working-class backgrounds. Low-cost programmes in some European and Asian countries, costing no more than 100,000 yuan (US$16,340) per year, have become their first choice, said Zhang Wei, a consultant on Chinese student education in Nordic countries with the Education International Cooperation Group.
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