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Are you thinking of studying in the UK, but are perhaps worried about your budget? You may be surprised to hear that the tuition fee is not as expensive as you think, plus, many universities offer good scholarships to international students! Another way to reduce the burden is to take advantage of work placement or internships that are available with your programs, which could allow you to stay longer in the UK, and help you gain valuable work experience. How do fancy being part of the first group of students to take advantage of the new 2 years Post-Study Work visa, which is eligible for students graduating from summer 2021!
Perhaps you don’t know which universities give students the best career prospects as well as being the most cost-effective? No need to worry, WIN Education has chosen these 10 cheapest, and yet high-quality UK Universities especially for you!
De Montfort University
De Montfort University is the best bargain you could get. The University is in the famous football city – Leicester, which is only one-hour train away from London – while also being evaluated as the 3rd most affordable for students in the UK! De Montfort University achieved Gold – the highest possible standard – in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) of UK higher education, offering more than 170 courses that are accredited by professional bodies, meaning you would be career-ready after graduation. That’s not all – the University also offers a one-year paid and full-time work placement, including all undergraduate courses and all postgraduate Engineering and Computing courses. Where can you find a better deal than this?!
With the cheapest undergraduate fees for international students in the UK, Coventry University continues to be the most cost-effective choice in 2018. The University also achieved a ‘Gold’ rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017 and 2018. What’s more, 97% of students are in employment or further study six months after graduating. Coventry has earned its good reputation among international students as it provides one of the best learning environments as well as having easy access to London for students’ fun time.
University of Chester
(GOA Education Trust Scholarships exclusively for Indian Students)
The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the tuition fees. What’s even better – the University accepts full tuition scholarship from GOA Education Trust, which is specifically for funding Indian students who wish to pursue their studies in the UK. But we must remind you, the scholarship is competitive and if you don’t want to miss the chance, you better hurry up and send your application to WIN Education today!
Cardiff Metropolitan University
According to the NatWest Student Living Index 2019, Cardiff is the UK’s cheapest student city. On average, student studying in Cardiff spend £8000 on living cost per year, whereas in London it could be twice as much! As the capital city of Wales, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg; so why not choose Cardiff today?!
Birmingham City University
(£500-2000 International Scholarship Available)
Did you know that in terms of population and GDP, Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK, only next to London. If you can’t afford London, but you are still keen on enjoying big city life, then Birmingham City University is your top choice. The University is welcoming international students with a friendly gesture by investing £1.2 million in the international scholarships. Offering a wide range of professional accreditations across various courses, 94% of their undergraduate students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
Solent University – Southamtpton
(International Scholarship: £1000- £2000 available)
Solent University and its accommodations are located in the heart of the city of Southampton, which is only a 10 minutes walk from the central station. Southampton is the perfect student city with one of the largest shopping centres in the UK, and towards the waterfront, you’ll find a hub of independent eateries, venues and stores.
Interested in a Maritime career? Taking advantage of its harbourside location, Solent University’s Maritime department is one of the best in the world, with courses ranging from Maritime Business to Marine operations and Engineering. Solent University’s students regard Solent as one of the UK’s most creative universities, thanks to its extensive degree programmes in the Art and Media departments including a variety of production and digital technology courses. If technology is your thing, Southampton is also home to one of the only 3D cinemas in Europe!
Solent University offers industry-focused degrees thus they work closely with partners such as the BBC, BT, Lloyds Banking Group and Ford which means that students will get the best out of their degrees by working with some of the leading companies in each market.
University of Northampton
(30% reduction in tuition fees as International Scholarship Available)
Why chooses Northampton? Besides its generous scholarship schemes, lowest tuition fee in England, TEF Gold teaching, independent career service team, it’s one of the youngest University in the UK. On top of all this, they have achieved the status of being one of the UK’s leading Universities for employability. You would also want to know, Northampton has a brilliant location if you enjoy traveling around to explore the world while you are studying in the UK— it is centrally located, within easy travelling distance of London, Birmingham and other major centers; also the town is served by five international airports and has excellent road and rail links to all parts of the UK and Europe.
University of Hertfordshire
Situated in Hatfield, the University is just 25 minutes train ride from London. Hertfordshire has been ranked as the best place to live in the UK for its high employability rate, high gross income, and low crime rate—plus, it’s one of the safest university towns in the region. The University has recently been ranked by the Times Higher Education Young University Guide in their Top 200 in the World. Additionally, it’s ranked 69th in the Student Experience Survey outranking many of its competitors for the support and experience they offer to the students.
It is also one of the only universities in the country to offer placements on both undergraduate and postgraduate provision meaning that students can go out and gain experience in industry throughout their whole education journey.
York St. John University
Generally speaking, the living cost in the north of England is always cheaper than the south of England, and York is a one good example. Facing the city’s greatest architecture, the York Minister, York St John University has been at the forefront of teaching and education for over 175 years. York St John University is considered to be the oldest higher education institution in York, which is dedicated to offering work-oriented learning to its students. Its programs are focused on the professional development of students, who closely work with different industries to gain new skills and knowledge.
University of Sunderland
Another of the cheapest universities for international students is the University of Sunderland, which has its own campus in London providing various degree programs. The University of Sunderland has also been awarded an overall rating of 4 Stars in the QS Stars rating system, which provides a detailed look at which universities rate highest in areas such as facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.