ERIC Number: ED264744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Students and Government Policy: Britain, France, and Germany.
The impact of European government policy on the movement of foreign students in Great Britain, France, and West Germany is discussed by a member of the American Council on Education Committee on Foreign Students. Foreign student enrollments have increased dramatically in these three countries in the 1960s and 1970s, and foreign students also make up a significant proportion of total student enrollments in each of the three countries. Britain and France heavily enroll students from former colonies. Each of the countries has experienced disproportionate enrollments from a limited number of foreign countries. Policies adopted for foreign students reflect, in part, the influence of immigration issues and attitudes toward ethnicity. Each of the countries has recently altered its policies to restrict and control the flow of foreign students, using tuition or entrance requirements. In 1980 Great Britain decided to impose full-cost fees on foreign students. One rationale for Germany's positive foreign student policies is the importance of strengthening the educational and technical capacity of underdeveloped countries in order to increase their buying power and to assist in achieving world peace. Foreign student policy is closely intertwined with a nation's educational policy and systems, economic conditions, demographic projections, internal social pressures, and foreign policy and foreign trade priorities. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Students, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Public Policy, Student Costs, Student Mobility, Tuition
American Council on Education, International Educational Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20036-1193 ($2.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: France; United Kingdom (Great Britain); West Germany