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English universities on course to become most expensive in world

By Richard Garner, Education Editor of The Independent

Friday, 1 October 2010


Lord Browne's committee is widely expected to allow a handful of the country's most selective universities most likely Oxford, Cambridge, University College London and Imperial College to charge above the increase he recommends provided they give a cast-iron guarantee that bursaries will exempt disadvantaged students from forking out the higher fee.

It is also expected to recommend interest charges on repaying loans and that high-earning graduates should repay more through the tax system.

However, the succession of Ed Miliband to the leadership of the Labour Party is likely to strengthen opposition amongst MPs to higher charges.

Labour was responsible for introducing top-up fees in 2006 but Mr Miliband is in favour of a U-turn scrapping fees and introducing a graduate tax instead.

Liberal Democrat MPs have been given permission to abstain in any Commons vote on fees under the agreement reached with the Conservatives on forming the Coalition.

However, 56 of their 58 MPs signed a pledge to vote against any increase in fees during the election campaign and leaders of the National Union of Students, who drew up the pledge, are confident that many backbenchers will vote against when it comes to a Commons vote.

The Coalition Government is likely to delay its formal response to the Browne committee's recommendations due to be announced in the week beginning 11 October until after the Comprehensive Spending Review the following week.

"England has much to be proud of when it comes to higher education," said Sally Hunt, general secretary of the University and College Union. "However, we do not want to be the most expensive country in the world for domestic students to do a degree.

"Students have been contributing more and more to the cost of a degree over recent years and now is the time to explore other options.

"If the forthcoming review of university funding by Lord Browne just lists the way to squeeze more money out of students and their families then it will have spectacularly failed its remit."

The priciest places to go to university (all figures per year)

£4,702 Iceland

£3,752 USA

£3,313 Norway

£3,070 England

£2,978 South Korea

£2,798 Japan

£2,548 Australia

£2,332 Canada

£1,726 New Zealand

£1,108 Netherlands