Cheapest UK universities for international students: tuition fees survey

Cheapest universities for international students are revealed in a 2016-17 tuition fee survey of 140 institutions
August 18 2016

The UK universities charging the lowest tuition fees to international students in 2016-17 have been revealed in a survey of postgraduate and undergraduate courses by TheCompleteUniversityGuide.

Although the cost of university varies across different subjects and is partially dependent on whether the course is classroom, laboratory or clinically based, the results published by Times Higher Education show the cheapest universities in the UK averaged for each type of course.

For undergraduate degrees based in a classroom, international students will pay at least £9,500 – the average annual cost of studying at the cheapest option: Bucks New University.

But the price range is wider for international postgraduates on taught degrees. The Royal Veterinary College offers taught degrees for just under £9,000, and at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, a taught degree will set an international student back anywhere between £5,724 and £19,890.

The full results of the tuition fee survey also compare the cost for UK and European Union students studying on classroom, laboratory, clinical and MBA courses.

Below are the tuition fees for a non-EU international student on a classroom-based undergraduate or postgraduate degree.


Cheapest universities for classroom-based undergraduate degrees

 

University

Ave. undergrad fees (£)

1

Bucks New University

9,500

2

Leeds Beckett University

9,700

3

University of Bedfordshire

9,750

=4

Royal Agricultural University

10,000

=4

York St John University

10,000

6

University Campus Suffolk

10,080

7

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

10,200

=8

University of Chester

10,500

=8

University of Cumbria

10,500

=8

Glasgow Caledonian University

10,500

=8

Glyndwr University

10,500

=8

Southampton Solent University

10,500

=8

University of Sunderland

10,500

14

Staffordshire University

10,600

15

University of Chichester

10,620

16

University of West London

10,650

17

Teesside University

10,750

=18

Cardiff Metropolitan University

10,800

=18

Liverpool Hope University

10,800

20

University of Northampton

10,900


Cheapest universities for classroom-based postgraduate degrees

 

University

Ave. postgrad fees (£)

1

Royal Veterinary College

8,925

2

Bucks New University

9,400

3

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

5,724 -19,890

4

University of Chester

9,700

5

University of Bedfordshire

9,900

6

York St John University

10,000

7

University Campus Suffolk

10,080

8

University of the Highlands and Islands

10,300

9

Newman University

10,400

10

University of Cumbria

10,500

11

University of Chichester

10,620

12

Nottingham Trent University

8,400–12,900

13

Glyndwr University

10,750

14

Liverpool Hope University

10,800

15

London Metropolitan University

7,280–14,400

16

Teesside University

10,950

17

University of West London

10,995

=18

Glasgow Caledonian University

11,000

=18

University of Sunderland

11,000

=20

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

11,220

=20

University of the West of Scotland

11,220

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