RAK campus offers subsidies to UK students

15/09/2010 -
RAK campus offers subsidies to UK students

Posted by Bob Brunskill

Students who attend the University of Bolton's sister campus in Ras Al Khaimah after missing out on a place at the UK institution will have their visa and accommodation costs subsidised "to a significant extent", a university official has said.

Last month, it was confirmed that students who failed to gain a place at the University of Bolton due to the high level of demand this year could be offered an alternative position on the same degree programmes in Ras Al Khaimah.

Speaking to, Dr Zubair Hanslot, academic director at the University of Bolton's RAK Campus, confirmed that the university was offering places to those students on 14 programmes across disciplines at the campus, including logistics.

It was noted that 50 applicants from the UK or other European countries who achieved three As at A-level, but missed out on a place at Bolton, would be offered the places in the Gulf emirate.

"The students will have the opportunity to get a quality British degree on a programme of their choice," said Dr Hanslot. "Visa and accommodation costs will also be subsidised to a significant extent, thereby giving students the chance to gain solid international experience, whilst studying for the same British degree that they had opted for in the first place."

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