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Oxford University to campaign for US-style scholarships

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/01/2009

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"Elite universities should adopt Ivy League-style scholarships worth thousands of pounds - with some funded by wealthy alumni - to prevent money becoming a barrier to going to university, Oxford University's new vice-chancellor has said.

"Oxford University will campaign for an American-style university funding system under which students from the poorest homes will qualify for large bursaries to ensure they are not put off doing a degree by higher fees, Andrew Hamilton said.

"He described a "needs-blind" funding system and admitted that even the £10,550 bursary currently offered to Oxford undergraduates, one of the most generous in the UK, needed improvement. But his comments will fuel speculation that the top universities also want to charge American rates for degrees. Ivy league institutions can demand up to $50,000 (about £31,000) a year."

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"Oxford University to campaign for US-style scholarships", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2009. Consulté le 25/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/oxford-university-to-campaign-for-us-style-scholarships