The UK can be a great study abroad destination offering world-class education and a hit of rich British history and culture to boot. But it is very expensive. For international students in particular, tuition fees in UK universities can often be high and acts as a deterrent for pursuing a British education. But that’s not to say that more affordable options don’t exist. For those on a budget but still determined to head to the land of …, check these out
1: York St John University
Average tuition: £10,000
York St John University (originally established as York Diocesan College) is a public university located on a large urban campus in York, England. It achieved university status in 2006. It is one of several higher education institutions which have religious foundations; others include Canterbury Christ Church University, Liverpool Hope University, St. Mary’s University College, University of Chester, University of Chichester, University of Cumbria, University of Derby, University of Gloucestershire, University of Winchester, and Bishop Grosseteste University. As of 2015/16, there were 5,980 students, reading a wide variety of subjects, in nine Schools: Art and Design; Education; Health Sciences; Humanities, Religion and Philosophy; Languages and Linguistics; Performance and Media Production; Psychological and Social Sciences; Sport and York Business School
Average tuition: £10,080
The University of Suffolk is a public university in Suffolk, UK. The institution was established in 2007 as University Campus Suffolk (UCS); the current name was adopted in 2016 when it was awarded University status. The University operates at five sites: a central hub in Ipswich and secondary sites at another location in Ipswich, Lowestoft, Bury St. Edmunds, and Great Yarmouth (the latter in Norfolk, not Suffolk). The University operates two academic faculties and in 2015/16 had 5,030 students
Average tuition: £10,500
Leeds Beckett University (LBU, formerly Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Polytechnic) is a public university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with campuses in the city centre and Headingley. The university’s origins can be traced to 1824, with the foundation of the Leeds Mechanics Institute. Leeds Polytechnic was formed in 1970, and was part of the Leeds Local Education Authority until it became an independent higher Education Corporation on 1 April 1989. In 1992, the institution gained university status. The current name was adopted in September 2014
Average tuition: £10,500
Buckinghamshire New University, styled bucks new university, is a public university with campuses in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and Uxbridge, West London. The Vice-Chancellor of the University is Rebecca Bunting. The institution dates from 1891 when it was founded as the School of Science and Art, and has since that date been re-invented variously as the Wycombe Technical Institute, the High Wycombe College of Technology and Art, and the Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education. It was a university college from 1999 until 2007 when it announced that its application for university status had been accepted.
Average tuition: £10,500
The University of Cumbria is a public university in Cumbria. Its headquarters are in Carlisle. Other major campuses are at Lancaster, Ambleside, and London. It was established in 2007, following the merger of St Martin’s College with the Cumbria Institute of the Arts and the Cumbrian campuses of the University of Central Lancashire. Its roots extend back to the “Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts” established in 1822 and Charlotte Mason teacher training college in the 1890s. The university is continuing to grow, geographically as well as in academic scope.
Average tuition: £10,620
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a public research university in Nottingham, England. Its roots go back to 1843 with the establishment of the Nottingham Government School of Design which still exists within the university today. It is the 14th largest university in the UK (out of 166) with 27,920 students split over four different campuses.
Average tuition: £10,750.
Teesside University is a public university with its main campus in Middlesbrough, Teesside in North East England. It has 18,576 students, according to the 2015/16 HESA student record.
Average tuition: £11,100
Staffordshire University is a university in Staffordshire, England. It has one main campus based in the city of Stoke-on-Trent and three other campuses; in Stafford, Lichfield and Shrewsbury.
Average tuition: £11,500
The University of Bedfordshire is a public university situated outside of North London. The university was created in August 2006 following approval by the Privy Council by merging the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University. It has 14,400 students, including approximately 4,500 international students. It is spread across six campuses: there are four campuses in Bedfordshire in Bedford, and Luton; and two campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury for students studying Nursing and Midwifery, and in Milton Keynes, where business studies, electronic engineering, and telecommunications are taught.
Average tuition: £11,800
The University of Chester is a public university located in the historic city of Chester, England. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Cathedrals Group, the North West Universities Association and Universities UK.