Half of students considering studying abroad due to ‘extortionate’ tuition fees, research finds

A study of 750 students aged 16 and over found seven in 10 think the cost of higher education at home is ‘too high’ with three in five also concerned Brexit could increase the cost of UK tuition fees even more. The Independent reports.

Amid this, the poll commissioned by foreign exchange specialists, Caxton, found four in 10 believe studying overseas is likely to lead to a higher paid job upon graduation.

Edward Gott, head of premier clients at Caxton, said: “It’s clear that an education overseas can offer a wealth of benefits, bringing financial rewards as well as opportunities for significant cultural enrichment.

“Although it might at first appear a daunting investment proposition, Brits can in fact save thousands of pounds by looking overseas to further their studies and reap the rewards as a result.”

The research found the USA is the most popular choice for those who would like to study abroad, followed by Spain and Germany.

Researchers also polled 1,000 parents and found more than half would support their children should they decide to study abroad.

Almost half believe it would enable their kids to have ‘new and exciting experiences’, while 45 per cent think it would provide them with important life skills.

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