Universities charging top rate of tuition

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A SURVEY shows the University of Portsmouth is charging students starting undergraduate degree courses this year the highest amount possible.

Those embarking on degree programmes have to shell out £9,000 a year, likewise at the University of Southampton.

At Chichester, courses run at £8,500.

Those coming from overseas to study have to pay £11,600 a year at Portsmouth if they are taking part in a mix of classroom and laboratory work.

The Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees covers 130 degree-awarding institutions across the UK.

This is the third year universities in England have been able to charge up to £9,000 a year for undergraduate courses.