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Oxford could overturn scrapping of £75 graduate application fee

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Vote to reverse decision, scheduled for 25 June, prompts frustration from staff behind removal campaign

The University of Oxford could reverse a decision to scrap its controversial £75 graduate application fee, just weeks before the decision is due to come into force.

In September 2020, the university’s sovereign body voted to scrap the fee after a campaign by staff members who claimed it was blocking excellent candidates from applying. The fee, which most prospective postgraduate applicants must pay, raises millions of pounds for the elite institution and was due to be dropped from September this year.

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