UK state school pupils for US Ivy League

The BBC is reporting that a project helping disadvantaged UK pupils go to US universities has seen undergraduates accepted for courses starting in September 2016 at all of the prestigious Ivy League colleges.

Between them, the 66 state-school pupils will receive scholarships worth $17m (£12m) from US universities.

The numbers of UK students in US universities has risen each year since tuition fees rose in England in 2012.

US ambassador Matthew Barzun praised the value of such “interconnectedness”.

Mr Barzun said that such educational exchanges between the US and the UK allowed students to see beyond unrealistic “exaggerations” and “caricatures” of each others’ cultures.

“It’s a chance to see each other in three dimensions, not in caricature form,” he told the BBC.

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