QUB chartering plane for students travelling from China

Source: rte.ie

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Queen's University in Belfast is chartering a plane to take hundreds of students directly from China to Northern Ireland. It says the move is aimed at reassuring students worried about flying due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 23,000 students attend Queens, with around 1,200 from China. International students are a vital source of income for the institution. Medicine is the most expensive course at the university. Medical students from Northern Ireland pay an annual tuition fee of £4,395, so the full five-year course costs £21,975. International students, including those from China, pay an annual fee of £41,850, so the...