Watchdog flags risks of over-reliance on Chinese students

The higher education watchdog in the United Kingdom has warned that an over-reliance on tuition fees from overseas students – especially those from a single country such as China – is a financial risk for English universities, writes Eleanor Busby for the Independent.

The Office for Students has written to 23 institutions with high levels of student recruitment from China to ensure they have contingency plans to protect them from any possible drop in income from overseas students.

Any event that “reduces the flow” of international students to universities – such as a changing geopolitical environment – could cause a “significant impact” on the income of institutions that rely heavily on international student recruitment, the higher education regulator in England has said.
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