University accused of offering lower grades to international students
The University of Leeds has been offering entrance to international students with lower grades, the Daily Telegraph claims.
Through an undercover investigation, the newspaper found that several of the UK’s top institutions use agents who offer international students easier entrance.
Overseas students at Leeds pay a minimum fee of £11, 800 for a year of study.
According to the Telegraph, Wiseway agents in Shanghai were offering Chinese students places at Leeds or Sheffield University with lower grades than British students need to get in.
The University responded to the newspaper saying it would “never make an offer of BBB for any student”.
Leeds Student will be launching its own investigation into international entry requirements in the autumn.
Author: Rehema Figueiredo