Do Foreign Students Stand a Higher Chance of Admittance Into Oxbridge?

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Do foreign students stand a higher chance of admittance into Oxbridge, compared to a British or EU applicant? I feel that there might just be some truth in that as foreign students pay much more for tuition fees, (with this being the major reason rather than the reason of bringing cultural diversity to the university). Can anyone verify?
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Do foreign students stand a higher chance of admittance into Oxbridge, compared to a British or EU applicant? I feel that there might just be some truth in that as foreign students pay much more for tuition fees, (with this being the major reason rather than the reason of bringing cultural diversity to the university). Can anyone verify?
At Oxford foreign students make up 20% of the applicants and 10% of the successes, so it doesn't look like it...
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No they find it alot more difficult.
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Do foreign students stand a higher chance of admittance into Oxbridge, compared to a British or EU applicant? I feel that there might just be some truth in that as foreign students pay much more for tuition fees, (with this being the major reason rather than the reason of bringing cultural diversity to the university). Can anyone verify?
no it's more difficult. for UK students, the success rate is about 25%, while for foreign students, it's 18% - they only ever consider money after they have decided that you are good enough to come. Last year I was an international student and i got pooled by Cambridge, so I was obviously good enough, and they could have taken me in favour of somebody slightly better because I would have paid more - and nobody took me from the pool either. Especially for Arts subject, it is much harder for foreigners to get into cambridge.
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Hmmmmmmm, I think if they had two identical students they'd take the money... Overseas students do have some disadvantages though.
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Hmmmmmmm, I think if they had two identical students they'd take the money... Overseas students do have some disadvantages though.
they will never have two identical students, so this won't happen. if they like the poorer one a little bit more they will take him and ignore the money...the fact that one is an international student will never be decisive.
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