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Poor students to get subsidies

THE Shanghai Education Commission plans to subsidize college students from poor families so they can partake in overseas studies and internship programs.

The commission will provide up to 30,000 yuan (US$4,715) to each student to cover tuition, travel, lodging and accommodation fees.

The program aims to broaden local students' vision and improve their competitiveness, the commission said. Preference will be given to excellent students from poor families, it said.

Many universities are sending their students abroad in exchange programs, summer schools and internship programs. But these education resources usually benefit students from wealthy families because many programs require students to cover part of the expense.

Fudan University sends about 1,700 students abroad each year in exchange programs and summer schools, compared with 3,000 freshmen entering the university each year. The university has a 10-year goal of giving all graduate students at least one overseas study experience.

Other local universities have made similar plans to enlarge their foreign exchange programs. But funding the ambitious goal of subsidizing more students from poor families is a big obstacle.


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