Student Grade requirements abroad are often lower than in the UK

Cynicism about the lower fees and entry requirements at overseas universities have disappeared over the last few years.

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The picturesque town of Utrecht in the centre of the Netherlands is a popular draw for students from all over the world

It's been well reported that British students, facing tuition fees of £9,000 a year at home, are crossing the Atlantic to study at America's institutions, where brimming endowments can mean generous scholarships and bursaries to offset fees.

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Record numbers of students from the UK are now studying in the US

US universities are embracing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to attract British students.

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Until recently, a UK student on a European campus could bank on modest celebrity status. They were a rare breed, and sightings at the library, lecture hall or bar caused quite a stir. But that's all changing.

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A worldwide reputation for arts, culture and technology make Japan a popular student destination

It's no surprise that the tiger economies of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are attractive to adventurous UK students keen to use university as a springboard to an international business career.

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