There is good news for Indians who are seeking higher education but can not afford to go abroad. Some top UK independent schools, are planning to license their institutions in India and China.
The Harrow school has considered five schools in India, China and other South East Asian countries to license and fund up to 200 free and subsidised places at its schools here. Wellington college, Dulwich college and Oxford high school for girls are among the other independents planning to cash in on the high reputation of British private education to open chains of franchises. Harrow International school is already operating in Thailand and China. Oxford High School, a girls' school, is planning to open its two offshoots in Shanghai in collaboration with a Chinese partner by 2009. One will teach the Chinese curriculum to Chinese pupils, and the other will be an international school.