The UK continues to remain a popular destination for Indian students with more than 30,550 Indian students receiving the Tier 4 study visa in 2019. The UK government’s decision to revive the post-study work options that allow students to work or look for work for two years after completing their studies has had a positive impact. The number of students opting to study in the UK has increased.
On the flipside the tuition fees and living costs in the UK can be quite expensive. But if you still want to study but under a budget, the good news is the UK has some affordable universities that offer quality education. Here is a list of the top eight universities that offer affordable education for international students.
1. Coventry University
This is one of the fastest growing universities in UK and has around 31,700 students. The annual international tuition fees start at 9000 pounds.
2. Royal Agricultural University
This is one of the oldest agricultural universities in the world. It is in Gloucestershire. The annual international tuition fees here is 10,000 pounds.
3. University of Suffolk
This university is relatively young because it is only 12 years old. The university has just over 5000 students. It has five sites with the main campus at Ipswich. The annual tuition fees start at 10,080 pounds.
4. University of Cumbria
This university is also relatively young and is situated in the northwest of UK. The annual international tuition fees here is 10,500 pounds.
5. University of Sunderland
Started as the Sunderland Technical College, which was founded in 190, it has two campuses in Sunderland, one in London and another in Hong Kong. This university has a rating of 4 Stars in the QS Star Rating system. The annual international tuition fees start at 10,500 pounds.
6. University of the West of Scotland
Situated in Scotland, this is one of the most affordable universities for international students. It has more than 16,000 students spread across five campuses in the UK. The annual international tuition fees is 10,600 pounds.
7. Ravensbourne University
Located in London, this university is placed among the top 150 universities in the latest QS World University Ranking for art and design. The annual international tuition fees start at 10,800 pounds.
8. Three universities come in the eighth place in terms of tuition fees for international students:
- University of Wales Trinity Saint David – Founded in 2010, this university was formed as a merger between the universities of Wales, Lampeter and the Trinity University College. The annual international tuition fees is 11,000 pounds.
- Plymouth Marjon University – This university is located just outside Plymouth in southwest England, it has the same fees as the University of Wales which is 11,000 pounds.
- Buckinghamshire New University – Situated in three places, this university is placed close to London and is tied at eighth place in terms of tuition fees with Universities of Wales and Plymouth.