The Telegraph report:

Figures suggest that institutions are handing agents around £1,000 in commission for every overseas student as part of a plan to boost international admissions.

Under current rules, students from outside the European Union can be charged far higher fees than their British counterparts and have long been seen as a hugely lucrative market for the higher education sector.

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