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Medical Students

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the number of medical students who will be affected by his proposals for changes in the method of paying overseas students' fees.

As from the start of the academic year 1980–81, all overseas students, including medical students, who begin courses of higher and further education in Great Britain will be expected to pay full-cost fees, with the exception of those who are selected for an award under a scheme which is being introduced to assist postgraduate research students of outstanding merit. It is not possible to predict accurately what reduction there might be in total number of overseas students or in particular faculties, as a result of this decision.