Scottish university proposes refund for failed students
The University of the West of Scotland could become the first UK university to offer a fee refund to students – including international students – who fail to graduate, in an effort to boost its global competitiveness. The scheme would exclude domestic Scottish students whose fees are paid by the Scottish government, butbe available to students from the rest of the UK, who pay an annual £7,250 in tuition fees, and international students, who pay upwards of £10,000 a year.A refund would be offered only if the students “attended and participated in all the support and development opportunities” offered by the institution. The Vice-President of the National Union of Students in Scotland warned that the refund, if it is implemented, should not become a marketing ploy to attract more fee-paying international students.
Source: the Pie News