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These are the most expensive countries to be a student

Joe Myers
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England is the most expensive place to study at undergraduate level, according to research from the OECD.

In the new Education at a Glance 2015 report, the OECD outlines the nations where students studying at universities in their home countries pay the highest tuition fees. The following chart shows the average tuition fees charged to full-time national students in 2013-2014, in US dollars PPP.

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In 2013-2014, the average student in England was charged in excess of $9000. Next on the list is the United States, where average tuition fees are $8202. Japan completes the top three, with an average fee in excess of $5000 dollars.

The top 10 has a global feel, with Canada, South Korea and Israel all featuring alongside southern hemisphere neighbours Australia and New Zealand and EU members the Netherlands and Italy.

In contrast several nations charge no tuition fees, including Denmark, Estonia and Slovenia.

The OECD highlights that while the data broadly refers to public institutions, in England the institutions are not public, but rather government-dependent private institutions.

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Author: Joe Myers is a Digital Content Producer at Formative Content.

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