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Foreign Student Scholarships Spark Anger as Fees Rise


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Yojana Sharma reports for University World News on a controversial new plan by China’s eastern Jiangsu province to lure foreign students with generous scholarships. The plan has sparked outrage among Chinese students in the province over resources being directed to foreigners rather than to help Chinese students meet a rising fee burden. "In some cases fee rises for locals will be as much as 50% compared to last year or even 75%," writes Sharma. "Scholarships and grants for local students have not risen in line with these sharp increases, angering students and families."

 

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