Meric Gertler

The University of Toronto’s decision to charge domestic tuition rates for international PhD students signals a new step in the school’s efforts to attract leading talent from around the world, reports Times Higher Education. The article outlines how the university’s decision was impacted by negotiations with the Ontario government, which agreed to allow UofT to use a grant supporting domestic PhD students to also support international PhD students in certain circumstances. Although the share of overseas PhD students has dropped to about 19% of total enrolment, UofT President Meric Gertler says he hopes this number will “rise through the 20s, even up to 30 per cent or more.”

Times Higher Education

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