ondon Metropolitan University (LondonMet) has offered fresh scholarships for Bangladeshi students after it regained its licence through a legal battle.
Its visiting Director of International Office Mark Bickerton at a press briefing on Sunday offered 20 ‘partial’ scholarships for masters and PhD programme to Bangladeshi students for the September session.
The university located in both North and East London, where most of the Bangladeshi immigrants live, lost its licence to enrol international students last August after police had allegedly found students without permission to be in the UK.
The UK Border Agency revoked their authority to issue visas for foreign students.
Bickerton said they obtained the permission from a British court.
He said what they found was that out of their 2000 students “two did not have proper visa” for which they had been penalised for six months.
The Director said they had made their administration ‘stricter’ from students’ selection to monitoring class attendance as well as performance.
Bangladeshi students received more scholarships than those of any other nationalities in the last decade, he added. “We always get best students from this country.”