Universities increasingly rely on overseas students – Report

A Lords committee in the United Kingdom has warned that higher education providers in England have an “unhealthy dependency” on international students, to compensate for frozen tuition fees and increased costs, writes Vanessa Clarke for BBC News.

Neither the government nor the regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), is tackling the “looming crisis:, the Industry and Regulators Committee says. The OfS lacks independence and is not trusted by providers, the report says.

The report says the OfS has not paid “sufficient attention” to the financial risks facing a sector “increasingly reliant” on international and postgraduate students, following the freezing of the cap on tuition fees for home students and loss of European Union research funding.
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