The University of Aberdeen has become the first in Scotland to adopt greatly increased fees for students from England and the rest of the UK… Students will face charges of £9,000 for all subjects for each year of study from next year.
However, there will be special discounts to cap the total bill for the four-year courses at £27,000 – one year free for paying for three. It is well above the present level of £1,800 for most degrees, and £2,800 for medicine.
Areas to think about:
- Is this good business sense from the University of Aberdeen, in terms of the balance between remaining attractive to students and staying profitable?
- Does a Scottish University owe its primary allegiance to Scotland, or the UK, in terms of attracting and/or subsidising students?
- How will tuition fees affect the mix of students studying longer degrees like medicine?