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Universities in the United Kingdom

On the paper chase

Many parents hope to give their children Ivy League or Oxbridge educations. For some, such as Karen Leung, nothing else would do.

Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am

British universities 'poor value for money'

More than 25 per cent of international students continue to think British universities offer poor or very poor value for money, according to a study.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

British Council slams claim of huge fees gap

Survey shows foreign students pay far more

The British Council in Hong Kong has strongly criticised the report of a survey in The Guardian that claims tuition fees for international students studying at British universities are 'vastly inflated'.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Chinese fill up more postgrad posts in UK

About 20 per cent of postgraduate students at some universities in Britain are now Chinese with institutions visiting the mainland up to six times a year to recruit, a new survey has shown.

The study of more than 50 universities found each institute had about 550 mainland students on average, representing 4.5 per cent of the total student population.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Chinese fill up more postgrad posts in UK

About 20 per cent of postgraduate students at some universities in Britain are now Chinese with institutions visiting the mainland up to six times a year to recruit, a new survey has shown.

The study of more than 50 universities found each institute had about 550 mainland students on average, representing 4.5 per cent of the total student population.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

China strengthens links with Britain

Study programme is expanded while work experience scheme helps students find work at UK firms

Education officials from China and Britain are to expand a scholarship programme to allow more students and scholars to study in each other's countries and strengthen educational links.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Shock and asparagus on the gala menu

Dinner speeches are normally signals for a yawn. But that's not the case when you invite Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, as a guest of honour.

Mr Lee made the effort to fly in from Singapore this week to attend the grand party for the University of Cambridge, his alma mater, and opened his speech by telling his audience they might wonder why.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Study pact signed with Britain

Britain and China have agreed to recognise academic degrees earned in both countries as an increasing number of Chinese students choose to study in the United Kingdom.

On Sunday, Margaret Hodge, British minister for higher education, and Chinese Education Minister Chen Zhili signed a mutual framework agreement following two years of bilateral talks.

25 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Scholarships for overseas applicants

A number of scholarships and grants are available for undergraduates.

Many British universities offer scholarships and bursaries to overseas students, some of which are exclusively for Hong Kong or Chinese students.

14 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Three-tier plan discussed to classify college course costs

A plan to charge students taking university science courses higher tuition fees than their arts-stream counterparts is taking shape after winning the initial support of institutions.

One option is to divide courses into three classes according to the costs of running the courses, it is understood.

8 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Special UK rates on offer

The British university where the Chief Executive earned his bachelor degree has adopted a special exchange rate plan to help Southeast Asian students hit by the economic slump.

16 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Taking bite out of hard options

Choosing which type of school or college to attend can often feel like stumbling blindly through a minefield.

British colleges offer a wide spectrum of courses of varying duration in all parts of the country.

Tuition fees at independent schools, colleges of further education and higher education can vary considerably. They often cover boarding costs.

31 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Study tips for the UK

FOLLOWING the success of the two British Education Information Days in Sha Tin in September and last month, the British Council's Education Counselling Service will hold one in Tsuen Wan on Friday.

Visitors will be able to get advice on studying and living in Britain; universities, colleges and schools; living costs and tuition fees; and application procedures and visas.

21 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Tools for tomorrow's managers

SENIOR executives of prominent industries and leading academics will share their expertise on a variety of management topics at a three-day symposium this week.

The symposium, 'Management 2000', will cover subjects related to management, training and development.

It will be held from Friday to Sunday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

20 Nov 1995 - 12:00am