International Students

Passed at the Ordinary General Meeting on 2002-05-25

It is unfair to use international students to subsidise home students. Charging excessive premium fees to international students often encourages institutions to favour applicants paying high fees over home students, irrespective of academic ability. Whilst the Government should not be expected to support international students to the same level as home students, it would be beneficial to have reciprocal arrangements with other countries to support students at each other's institutions.

Policy passed at the Annual General Meeting 2003-08-16:

NPC opposes charges for extending visas for international postgraduates and will campaign with the Council for International Students, UKCOSA and NUS where there is common interest.

Policy passed at the Ordinary General Meeting on 2004-02-28

NPC will work with the Council for International Students to highlight the potential of the Higher Education Act (2004) to lead to increases in international fees to cover the funding gap.

Policy passed at the Ordinary General Meeting on 2004-02-28

Students from European Union Accession Countries should be classified as home/EU students as of accession, charged at the home/EU rate from the accession date, and any difference, where already paid, should be rebated
Universities should use their autonomy if the DfES will not make the change.