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UK government to introduce university tuition fees

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:040249
  1. Clare Hughes1
  1. 1London

Students entering English universities in 2006 will have to pay up to £3000 ($5500; €4500) a year in tuition fees if a bill presented in the House of Commons in January is approved. The Higher Education Bill outlines the government's plans to introduce top-up fees, which would allow different universities to charge different tuition fees.

Students currently pay a fixed fee of £1125 each year while they are at university. The government's proposal would enable universities to have greater freedom to decide their own fees, which would vary between courses at each institution. …

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