Tuition fee £9,000 cap to be raised, says Kirsty Williams
Maximum tuition fees at universities in Wales will rise in line with inflation to £9,295 from autumn 2018, Welsh ministers have announced.
The fees will continue to be linked to inflation for the next three years.
Top fees at England's universities have already risen to £9,250 and are likely to be over £9,500 by autumn 2018.
Welsh Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said the rise was due to England's policy but student leaders condemned the increase.
Ms Williams told AMs Welsh higher education "operates in a UK-wide and international context".