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Hungry Paying for Numerus Clasus

July 25, 1923
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Writing on the subject of the “numerus clausus”, “Vilag”, a local newspaper, says the number of university students who have emigrated because of the numerus clausus may without exaggeration be estimated at 5,000, possibly 6,000.

The cost of maintenance of these young student abroad must amount on the average to about 130,000 Hungarian Kronen per month. In one year that amounts to 1,300,000 Hungarian Kronen per student. For 5,000 students it amounts to 6½ milliard Kronen. This huge sum, if not more; is lost to Hungary every year because of the numerus clausus.

During the three years in which the numerus clausus has been in operation, Hungary lost in this way about 20 milliard Kronen, the paper asserts.

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