New UK fund to help stranded Indian students

LMU’s licence was revoked on August 29,throwing the academic future of over 350 Indian and over 2,250 other non-EU current students in disarray.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published:September 14, 2012 1:18 am

Britain on Thursday announced a new fund of £2 million to help Indian and other non-EU students caught by the revocation of London Metropolitan University’s (LMU) to admit and teach international students.

LMU’s licence was revoked on August 29,throwing the academic future of over 350 Indian and over 2,250 other non-EU current students in disarray. After the licence revocation,they are required to apply for similar courses in other universities and reapply for student visas.

Universities minister David Willetts told a conference that the fund would help legitimate overseas students who face extra costs despite no fault of their own.

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