University tuition fees: How does the UK compare with the rest of the world?

Theresa May has announced a review of tuition fees
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Monday, February 19, 2018

Theresa May is calling for better value for university students in the UK, but how do our tuition fees stack up against other countries?

Currently the highest amount a university can charge for undergraduate tuition fees per year in England is £9,250. On top of this, students often have to take out maintenance loans to fund their studies and living costs, pushing their debts up even further.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) thinks that before too long, by the time the average student graduates they'll be in debt by £50,800, as interest rates on loans are set to rise to 6.1%. This also means that, whilst studying, university students will end up owing £5,800 in interest alone.

The IFS has claimed that, in England, people leaving university are left with the highest debts in comparison to nearly all other developed countries.

In fact, it seems the only country which has similar charges for university is America, however even in this case averages created for the country include a vast range of options, so aren't really that accurate.

But how much do other countries charge, if at all? Scroll through the gallery above to find out