The repercussions of the introduction of school fees for international students have began to show. The number of students from outside the EU and Switzerland has dropped considerably for the coming student year.
In an interview with “Panorama Nyheter”, NFU’s Chair Arnhild Leer-Helgesen has talked about this issue and the impacts it has already had at University of Agder (UiA), particularly in the Master’s courses focused on development.
In addition, Gudrum Cecilie Eikemo Helland from SUM at Universitet i Oslo and Martin Halvorsen from OsloMet also talk about the impacts that their respective universities are experiencing in regards to the number of new international students.
However, State Secretary Oddmund Løkensgard states that these numbers were expected and defends the need for the introduction of these school fees.