The number of foreign students studying at British universities has reached a record high, fuelling fears that many will fail to repay their taxpayer-funded loans after they graduate.
The figures, by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, came as it was revealed that the amount of government money handed to EU students has topped 120 million euros for the first time. Graduates eligible to repay their loans are also failing to hand back nearly 60 million euros.
32,000 students from EU enrolled at UK institutions last year – an 18% rise. Biggest jump in applications came from Romania with a 28% increase.
Source: Daily Mail