I just filled out LSE's FCQ and sent it out yesterday, but I was wondering why LSE asked me about what fee structure I might fall under without even giving me an offer.
LSE may well favour international students because of the higher income they would generate for the university.
Could they be making offers on the basis of fee status?
For example, if I am classified as a Home/EU student, is it possible that the university declines my application on that basis ie. that I would be paying around 2000 pounds as opposed to 12000 as an international student.
This is a little strange because LSE sent me a mail saying they would not continue to consider my application until I filled out and sent the FCQ.
Fee Status Questionnaire: Affects admission? watch
- Thread Starter
- 29-01-2010 06:59
- 29-01-2010 14:54
Yes.... There are government restrictions/quotas etc on the amount of UK/EU students universities are allowed to admit each year as obviously your degree is subsidised by the government and you get support from the government in forms of loans etc to pay for your tuition and living. However, non EU students aren't subject to these restrictions as they are totally self funding so universities are able to treat them differently so it were due to the funding issues.
Therefore in order to determine whether or not they will give you an offer they need to know which fee status you fall into so they can consider you with the right group of applicants. If funding issues state that they can only admit roughly X amount of people with UK/EU status then they need to consider these people in a different way than to an American student, for example, where there aren't any restrictions in place for how many Americans (or other internationals) they are able to admit. Medicine has a restriction on international applications but I believe this is the only course.