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Fewer foreign students to study here

THE number of foreigner pursuing long-term study programs in the city dropped this year for the first time in four years because of the global financial crisis.
The Entry-Exit Frontier Inspection Station at Pudong, the city's major gateway for foreigners, reported that the number of incoming X-visa holders, those coming for a study program of six months or more, was 28 percent lower in August, student's peak arrival time for the new semester, than a year earlier.
About 1,800 X-visa holder came to the city through the Pudong immigration station from August 1 up till yesterday.
Local schools also reported decrease in the number of foreign students in the same time.
Fudan Univeristy, the largest taker of overseas students in the city, enrolled about 1,400 newcomers this year, 30 percent less than last year.


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