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Top cheapest universities in UK for international students

Looking to study in the UK? Want to know the list of the cheapest universities in UK for international students and the best affordable programs there? Read on to discover all!

Why study in the UK?

If you choose to study in the UK, you will gain a great value from this one-of-a-kind experience. Why? For the below 5 top reasons!

1) World renowned universities

The best universities in the UK have always been among the very best in the world with their revolutionary teaching styles and modern facilities. They have always topped the world university rankings. In The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge were ranked 1st and 6th out of 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions.

2) Financial benefits

International students can enjoy some financial benefits if they choose to study in the UK. They can get financial help when studying in the UK through scholarships.

3) Cultural diversity

The UK has always been known for different cultures and activities to do. Regardless of where you are in the UK, you will find things you can do to enjoy life more. Every city is full of a mix of shops, markets, restaurants & more!

4) Boost your career

Being a graduate from a top ranked UK university will look more favorably on your CV. This can provide you with better paid jobs as you will stand out from the crowd.

5) The best place to quickly improve your English language skills

English is the most spoken language in the world, so fluency in the language is a great skill to have as you move forwards in your career. Where better place to practise English than in the country of its origin?!

Is it cheap to study in UK?

If you’re seeking an internationally-recognised degree from the UK, but with a cheap price, check out these top cheapest universities in UK for international students.

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The table below shows the list of the top cheapest universities in UK for international students and the tuition fees per year in GBP for the undergraduate, postgraduate & MBA programs there.


UG Overseas Classroom

PGT Overseas Classroom

MBA Overseas

Glasgow Caledonian University 12,250 13,500 17,300
University of Sunderland 12,500 13,500 15,000
University of Chester 12,750 12,950 13,250
University of West London 12,750 13,250 13,250
University of Wolverhampton 12,950 13,950 14,215
Cardiff Metropolitan University 13,000 14,000 15,500
Leeds Beckett University 13,000 6,500–32,000
Teesside University 13,000 7,500–14,500 8,500–14,300
University of Central Lancashire 13,000 13,500 14,200
University of Hertfordshire 13,450 13,950 1,545 ‡
University of Roehampton 13,474 15,583 16,012
Kingston University 13,500 15,400 24,000
University of Brighton 13,572 13,572–19,314
Edinburgh Napier University 13,770 15,490 18,000
Sheffield Hallam University 13,995 14,460–16,070

Your IDP counsellor can help you choose your dream university and program that best match your career aspirations and apply for it. Interested? Contact us now to kick-start your journey in the UK!

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