Cheapest Universities in the UK For International Students in 2023


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The UK’s universities have established themselves as some of the greatest in the world. However, the expense and difficulty of obtaining visas for European countries like the UK typically act as a barrier to travel there.

Although attending a university in a European country can be expensive, several affordable universities in the UK are prepared to admit students with lower tuition costs.

Below is a list of the cheapest universities in the UK that offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to international students on a low budget.

1. University of Chester – £9,250

The University of Chester is at the top of the list of inexpensive UK colleges for foreign students in 2023. with tuition fees of £9,250 for international foundation programs, £12,950 for undergraduate programs, £13,450 for postgraduate programs, and £13,750 for an MBA.

Chester University has campuses in Chester, Ellesmere Port, Warrington, Shrewsbury, and Cheshire, among other locations. More than 14,900 people attend the university, 10,800 of whom are undergraduates and 4100 are graduate students. This might be the case since international students who wish to pursue their academic dreams overseas are drawn to it due to the affordable tuition.

2. The University of West London – £12,000

The University of West London is a public research university in Greater London with campuses in Reading, Berkshire, Ealing, and Brentford.

Following a £100 million transformation project, it has been named the top modern university in London in The Guardian University Guide 2022.

The benefit of studying at the University of West London, which has been named one of the cheapest universities in the UK for international students in 2023, is that students can pay 50% of their fees up front, with the remainder paid in three equal instalments over the first three months.

The University of West London also collaborates with housing providers to help international students find comfortable housing near the school.

The University of West London also offers 100 international ambassador scholarships to first-year international undergraduate and postgraduate students.

3. University of Salford – £12,250

The University of Salford, founded in 1850 as the Pendleton Mechanics Institute, is the third most affordable university for international students in the UK in 2023.

As of 2019, the public research university in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, had over 21,500 students, with 17,325 undergraduates and 4,175 postgraduates.

The tuition fee at the University of Salford is £12,250 for undergraduate and foundation programs, with postgraduate fees ranging from £15,750 to £19,530.

Salford University also provides international scholarships to outstanding international students. Its greatest strength, which has helped it become one of the cheapest universities in the UK for international students, is that it provides a 3% discount for those who pay their tuition fees in full.

The University of Salford recommends that students budget a minimum of £9,207 or more for each academic year to cover their accommodation, feeding, books, transportation, and other expenses.

4. University of Bolton – £12,950

The University of Bolton, formerly known as the Bolton Institute of Higher Education and the Bolton Institute of Technology, is a public university in Greater Manchester, England.

It was established in 1926 and has greatly aided international students wishing to study abroad due to its low tuition and living costs.

After estimating the expenditure cost for international students wishing to study in the UK, Boston University has set a new £12,950 undergraduate fee for international students beginning in 2023.

MBA, MSc Physician Associate Studies, and other courses cost more than £14,450.

5. University of Sunderland – £13,000

The University of Sunderland admits many students from over 100 countries yearly, with evidence indicating that approximately one-fifth of its scholars are international students.

The University of Sunderland has over 24,796 students, 17,527 of whom are undergraduates and 7,269 of whom are postgraduates, owing to its low-budget fee, which ranges from £13,000 to £16,500 in 2022, a friendly budget when compared to many universities in the UK.

The University offers postgraduate research programs for international students, with tuition fees of £8,000 per year for part-time and full-time distance learning and £13,000 for full-time on-campus learning.


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