Posted by Neil King
Bolton University in the UK is offering students the chance to study at its campus in Ras Al Khaimah.
The move comes as thousands of UK students - who yesterday (August 19th) received their A-Level grades - face the prospect of missing out on a university place following a cutback in education funding.
Bolton University said that students with good grades who narrowly missed out on a place will be able to register interest for the Ras Al Khaimah-based three-year courses through the UK clearing system, the Daily Mail reported.
The courses are directly equivalent to those provided for students in Bolton, meaning that undergraduates in Ras Al Khaimah will sit the same papers set by the same exam boards and pay the same tuition fees and accommodation costs that they would if they were studying in Greater Manchester.
Professor Rob Campbell, pro-vice chancellor at the university, told the newspaper: "Studying in another country gives a student a unique experience, living and learning within a different culture. The skills they develop will serve them well in their careers to follow."
The Ras Al Khaimah campus, which is the university's first international campus, was opened in September 2008 to cater for the growing UK ex-patriot community as well as students from across Asia and Africa.