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New fees 'put off students'

Early indications suggest that the tripling of tuition fees to a maximum of £9,000 is putting students off university, a study has found.

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How fees vary across the home nations of the UK

Scottish students at Edinburgh University do not pay tuition fees Credit: David Cheskin/PA

In England, university students are eligible to pay tuition fees to a maximum of £9,000.

Students from Scotland attending Scottish universities do not pay fees, while the Welsh Assembly has said it will pay fees above £3,465 for Welsh students attending any UK institution.

Fees for students from Northern Ireland are also capped at £3,465.

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