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Where do aristocrats study?


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Where do aristocrats study?


In Great Britain , the ratings of educational institutions are continuously compiled to identify leaders in various fields. Recently, the most aristocratic universities of the country were named experts. The leader of the ranking in 2011 was the famous University of St Andrews, the oldest higher education institution in Scotland. It is here today that the richest young Britons study. And students who are constrained in the means receive knowledge inUniversity of Leeds .

Top British universities for aristocrats

The most prestigious university of Scotland (St Andrews ) is the undisputed leader in the ranking of educational institutions for wealthy Britons. This high school graduated from Prince William and the current Duchess of Cambridge. According to statistics, most first-year students pay for their studies themselves (from the family, without loans).

The London School of Economics ranked second in the ranking. Here, 52% of freshmen come from rich British families. The university is known as the most expensive for the British. The year of study here is up to 8000 euros.

The three leaders are closed Imperial College London . 51% of freshmen pay for their studies on their own.

Children from wealthy British families also study at London University College, King's College, Cambridgeand Oxford . The percentage of students paying for tuition independently (without credits) is 49%, 42%, 26% and 27%, respectively. For comparison, at the University of Leeds only 18% of first-year students do without extra means.

Prestigious universities in Britain: opportunities for entry and career prospects

The idea of entering the rating universities of England is attractive to many rich Russians. But experts in the field of education warn that the question of enrollment is not so much about the financial capabilities of the applicant's family, but about his own level of academic preparation. So, for example, in St. Andrews in Scotland, which was completed by representatives of the royal family, the presidentPrinceton , the director of the Rolls-Royce concern and other well-known personalities, can not do so with a Russian secondary school certificate (without additional training in Britain).

The financial question also calls into question the need for higher education for aristocrats. In St. Andrews the foreigner will have to pay for the year of study in the undergraduate program 13,500 pounds. And the students of medical faculties - 20,500 pounds. The master's degree will cost 6,700 - 15,200 pounds a year. Bachelor's program at the London School of Economics costs £ 15,000 a year. In less prestigious universities, training will require 2-3 times less costs. At the same time, the quality of education will not be worse. Specialists recommend choosing a university by industry criteria, location, prospects for practical, scientific activities. The rate should be made for the academic and personal development of the student, and not for the opportunity to sit at the desk with the princess or the prince.

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