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54 UK Scholarships for International Students

54 UK Scholarships for International Students

Fancy the idea of studying in the United Kingdom? Scholarships are a great way of bridging the gap between the increasing cost of tuition and what you and your family can afford to pay out of pocket.

Take a look at our list of 54 scholarships available to international students interested in pursuing a degree in the UK.

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Available to Students From:ScholarshipsEligibility
Multiple RegionsAga Khan Foundation International Scholarships / LoansMasters & PhD. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.
Multiple RegionsAll Saints Educational TrustVarious.
Multiple RegionsBellerbys Colleges Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipsUndergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at Bellerbys College in Brighton, Cambridge, London or Oxford.
Multiple RegionsChevening Scholarships160 countries, Masters only.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth Shared ScholarshipStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters only.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth ScholarshipsStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters and PhD.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth BEIS Scholarships for PhDStudents who are resident/citizens/refugees in Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta or New Zealand
Multiple RegionsDistinguished Alumni ScholarshipsAny country. University of Birmingham alumni seeking to undertake a Masters.
Multiple RegionsFoundation PathwaysAny country, foundation study
Multiple RegionsGen Foundation ScholarshipsAny country. Postgraduate. Study and/or research in the field of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.
Multiple RegionsIslamic Development Bank Scholarships56 countries, PhD only.
Multiple RegionsOpen Society Foundations Grant ProgrammeVarious grants, scholarships & fellowships with varying requirements.
Multiple RegionsRoberto Rocca FellowshipsStudent from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, Venezuela. Candidates from the fields of Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical or Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry. PhD only.
Africa & Middle EastBeit Trust ScholarshipsMalawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Masters and PhD.
Africa & Middle EastEgyptian Government Research ScholarshipsEgypt. PhD. Awards are administered by the Egyptian Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau in London.
Africa & Middle EastEgypt Qalaa Scholarship (also know as ‘Citadel Scholarships’)Egypt. Masters.
Africa & Middle EastIsrael AJA Karten ScholarshipIsrael. Masters & PhD.
Africa & Middle EastIsrael Kenneth Lindsay Trust ScholarshipsIsraeli citizens (including those from all religious or other communities).
Africa & Middle EastKenya Higher Education Loans Board Loans & ScholarshipsKenya. Postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastLebanon ‘The British Lebanese Association’ ScholarshipsLebanon. Masters.
Africa & Middle EastNigeria ‘Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company’ (SNEPCo) Postgraduate ScholarshipNigeria, MSc Geotechnical Engineering only
Africa & Middle EastOman Government ScholarshipsOman. Undergraduate & postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastPalestinian Territories Gaza Fakhoora’s ScholarshipPalestinian students from Gaza. Undergraduate & Postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastPalestinian Territories ‘Higher Education Scholarship Palestine’ (HESPAL) ScholarshipJunior academic staff in Palestinian universities.
Africa & Middle EastSaïd Foundation ScholarshipSyrian, Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel), Lebanese or Jordanian students. Masters only.
Africa & Middle EastSaudi Arabia Government ScholarshipsSaudi Arabia. Various levels.
Africa & Middle EastSudan Gordon Memorial College Trust ScholarshipsSudan and South Sudan. Masters.
AmericasArgentina BEC.AR FundingArgentina.
AmericasCanadian Centennial Scholarship FundCanada. Postgraduate.
AmericasCanada Student Loans ProgramCanada. Government of Canada offers student loans to students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada.
AmericasChile CONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica) ScholarshipsChile. For leading Chilean students to undertake postgraduate study abroad at Masters and PhD level in a range of subject areas which includes science, engineering, architecture and business.
AmericasColombia COLFUTURO FundingColombia.
AmericasMexico CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) ScholarshipsMexico. CONACYT will consider most subjects for funding, however applicants to priority areas are at an advantage. PhD research applicants are a priority but masters applicants will also be considered. Note applicants must hold an ‘unconditional’ offer to study at a UK University before they can apply for a CONACYT scholarship. Applicants can apply to both the Federal level calls and State level calls which have different deadlines.
AmericasMexico FIDERH LoansMexico. Masters. Loans to support the education and self-improvement of technical and higher-degree specialists in scientific, technological and administrative fields that significantly contribute to the country’s economic and social development.
AmericasMexico FUNED GrantsMexico. Masters. Subjects: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations.
AmericasPeru PRONABEC FundingPeru.
AmericasSantander ScholarshipsStudents from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA or Venezuela. Masters.
AmericasUSA Federal Student Aid / Sallie Mae LoansUnited States citizens or permanent residents may be eligible. Many universities throughout the UK are approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer the Federal Direct Loan Programme and the Funding, Graduation & Awards office process loan applications from July-Aug each year.
AmericasUSA Fulbright ScholarshipUSA, Postgraduate.
AmericasUSA Marshall ScholarshipUSA, Postgraduate.
AsiaAviva ScholarshipChina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan & Vietnam. Masters only. Must be an Aviva customer or son/ daughter of Aviva customer.
AsiaAzerbaijan SOCAR ScholarshipsAzerbaijan. Masters.
AsiaCharles Wallace Trust Bursaries & FellowshipsStudents from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar or Pakistan. Various funding opportunities available at Masters or PhD level.
AsiaChina Medical Board Next Generation FellowshipsChina. Masters degree in fields related to Health Policy and Systems Sciences.
AsiaHong Kong Scholarship for Excellence SchemeHong Kong, Undergraduate and Masters.
AsiaIndia Goa Education Trust ScholarshipsGoan students, India. Masters.
AsiaIndia Inlaks ScholarshipsIndia. Masters (Excluding: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music and Film Animation).
AsiaIndia JN Tata Endowment Loan ScholarshipsIndia. Masters & PhD.
AsiaIndia Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust ScholarshipsOpen to Indian women seeking postgraduate study.
AsiaIndia Ravi Sankaran Fellowship ProgramIndia. Masters in ecology or conservation fields.
AsiaIndonesia LPDP ScholarshipsIndonesia. Postgraduate.
AsiaKazakhstan Bolashak ScholarshipsKazakhstan. Masters
AsiaPakistan Higher Education Commission ScholarshipsPakistan. Postgraduate.

 

You can also find UK scholarships at ScholarshipPortal.com.  Scholarship Portal has the most comprehensive database of scholarships online.  Scholarship-search.org.uk also has a great online search tool for students searching for financial support to study in the UK, with over 36,300 scholarships to choose from.

If you are still not able to find a scholarship opportunity from the list provided above, or from the various search tools, we recommend searching online for UK scholarships for international students.

Once you have found a scholarship, verify the deadline and APPLY.  Millions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed every year! 

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10 Affordable Universities in the UK for International Students

10 Affordable Universities in the UK for International Students

The United Kingdom is a very popular study abroad destination.  Naturally, London comes to mind when most students think of studying in the UK.  However, London may not be the most practical city for international students looking to stretch their student financing. There are many universities outside of London that offer a world recognized credential and an affordable education.

We recommend the following universities for cost conscious students looking to study in the UK. 

University of Hull

The University of Hull is England’s 14th-oldest university. The University of Hull was founded in 1927 – originally as University College Hull. The University now has more than 16,000 students and around 2,500 employees, including more than 1,000 academic staff. The university has a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.

Tuition fees  for international students are $16,935 per year for arts programs and $20,242 for science courses.

Dormitory costs: averages $110 a week


Abertay University

Abertay University was founded as the Dundee Technical Institute in 1888. Abertay is right at the heart of Dundee, combining all the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city center life. All of the buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theaters. The campus is just a few minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations. Abertay isn’t just a great place to be a student – the University is also home to world-leading research teams, whose discoveries are hailed internationally.

Tuition fees for international students are between $16,538 to $18,853 per year depending on program.

Dormitory Costs: average $122 per week


University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland is a global institution. It is internationally known for the quality of teaching and research, and all of the research-active staff also teach, which means that students benefit from cutting-edge research at every stage of their degree.

Tuition fees for international students are $14,222 per year.

Dormitory Costs: average $123 per week


University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton has been providing students with a first class education for over 180 years. With over 500 courses to choose from delivered across 18 Schools and Institutes, the University of Wolverhampton’s attractive offering to students from around the world includes 96% graduate employability, teaching informed by world-leading research, strong business links, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Tuition fees for international students are $15,182 for undergraduate programs and between $16,465 and $16,829 for postgraduate study per year.

Dormitory Costs: averages $128 per week


University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is dedicated to offering the highest standard of higher education and aims to bring the benefits of that education to individuals, communities and economies. The university provides and promotes excellent and accessible higher education which enhances the lives of individuals, supports the needs of our local economies, and fosters the development of the communities to which it belong.

Tuition fees for international students are $13,892 for Undergraduate programs and Postgraduate programs between $13,892 to $19,184 per year.

Dormitory Costs: averages $132 a week


Teesside University

Teesside University is a public university with its main campus in Middlesbrough. The university consists of five schools: School of Design, Culture and the Arts, School of Computing, School of Health and Social Care, School of Science & Engineering, School of Social Sciences and Business and Law. There are also five multi-disciplinary research institutes which help researchers carry out research.

Tuition fees for international students are $14,222 for Undergraduate programs and $14,487 for Postgraduate programs per year.  The tuition fees for a two year Master’s program is  $18,522 total. MBA program tuition fees range between $17,199 to $22,492 per year depending on the program.

Dormitory Costs: $133 per week


Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University has roots dating back to 1843 when it was first established as the Nottingham Government School of Design. It was founded as a new university in 1992.  Nottingham Trent University is a truly global university with over 3,500 international students currently enrolled.  The university is also very employment-focused and has strong links with industry and a top rating for work placements.

Tuition fees for international students range from $17,795 for Undergraduate and between  $17, 530 to $20,772 for Postgraduate programs per year. Tuition for the MBA program is $21,830 per year.

Dormitory Costs: averages $171 per week


University of Chester

Established in 1839, the University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. It is one of the oldest English higher education establishments pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham. The University of Chester has 1,880 staff and some 19,850 students, drawn from around the world. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, a new range of foundation degrees and apprenticeship degrees combined with conventional university study with learning at work.

Tuition fees for international students range from $15,810 for Undergraduate and between  $15,876 for Postgraduate programs per year. Tuition for the MBA program is $17,001 per year.

Dormitory Costs: averages $178 per week


Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University has a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1894. The university boasts a staff of around 2,900 and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world; and a contributed of an estimated £500 million to the economy every year.

Tuition fees for international students range from $13,892 for Undergraduate and between  $13,892 to $16,538 for Postgraduate programs per year.

Dormitory Costs: averages $178 per week


Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University has been providing outstanding, student-centred higher education for nearly 50 years. The university has a beautiful campus just six miles from Leeds city centre. The teaching staff has extensive professional experience in their fields and many are also active researchers, contributing to Leeds Trinity’s increasing reputation for research excellence.  The university also offers a personalized and inclusive university experience that gives every student the support to realize their potential.

Tuition fees for international students range from $14,884 for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs per year.

Dormitory Costs: averages $178 per week

 


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7 Reasons Why You Should Study in the UK

7 Reasons Why You Should Study in the UK

Over 438,000 international students are enrolled in higher education in the UK.  In fact, the UK has the highest international student experience satisfaction ratings for English-speaking countries. As a student in the UK, you will enjoy a great lifestyle: beautiful countryside, historic sites, city life and music and culture.

We have compiled a list of 7 reasons why we think students should consider the UK as a study abroad destination.

Student discounts are in abundance in the UK!

The United Kingdom understands that students are living on a budget! You can find a student discount almost anywhere in the United Kingdom.  You can find student discounts on clothing, food, entertainment, health & beauty, travel, mobile phones, technology, plus bank account incentives.  And to make things even easier for students to get access to these discounts, there are websites, apps, online discount codes and discount cards available.  Here are a few websites we think you will find useful in your search for awesome student discounts:

 Aside from London there are many affordable cities where students can live and study affordably!

You will be happy to know that there are many affordable areas in the UK for international students.  In fact, the Global Student Accommodation Indicator was specifically launched to help students find affordable alternatives to popular study destinations in the UK. Not surprisingly, London was listed as one of the most expensive cities for students to live in the world.  However, London aside, the report revealed 19 cities in the UK where students can live and study quite comfortably on a tight budget. 

Degrees in the United Kingdom and most of Europe are more specialized than the US.

Rather than taking a bunch of general education courses your first year, you will focus on the subject you have chosen to study right from the start in the UK! All of your courses will be geared toward your subject of study.  When you apply to a program in the UK, you only take courses focused on that subject.  In the UK, there is a greater expectation, in terms of critical thinking and analysis within any given discipline, rather than a general familiarity like in the US.

 A Bachelor’s degree in the UK only takes three years to complete compared to an American four year degree.

Classes are also structured differently than in the UK. In US universities, the focus is on lectures, while in the UK the focus in on small-group teaching conducted in seminars of around 25 or more students. The UK also differs in that students have the option of completing a fourth year to gain a Master’s degree.

 You can study Medicine as an Undergraduate

You do not have to complete another degree first before starting a medical course in the UK. A full medical course of study is six years long at most UK universities.  If you would like to find out more about medical schools in the UK you can go to the Medical School Councils website.

 You can travel throughout Europe very economically!

Many of Europe’s low-cost airlines are headquartered in the United Kingdom, such as EasyJet, Thomas Cook, and Flybe.  Paris anyone? You can fly almost anywhere in Europe for under $50 if you reserve early enough, and even cheaper if you keep an eye out for specials.

 The United Kingdom is home to 93 of the world’s best universities based on the Times Higher Education World Rankings report for 2018.

In fact, the two most prestigious universities in the world are located in the United Kingdom, The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

 Tuition in the United Kingdom is offered at a fraction of the cost of most US universities.

In the US a single year’s tuition at a public university often costs over $25,000; at a private university, over $30,000; and at a private liberal arts college or an elite private university, over $50,000.  In the UK, tuition is lower and students can expect to pay anywhere from $14,000 to $38,000 annually at  universities throughout the UK.  However, a higher degree at a UK university is still considered more affordable than  its US counterparts.


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So you’ve decided that you would like to study in the United Kingdom, but you’re not sure if you can afford London. You will be happy to know that there are many affordable areas in the UK for international students.  In fact, the Global Student Accommodation Indicator was specifically launched to help students find affordable alternatives to popular study destinations in the UK. Not surprisingly, London was listed as one of the most expensive cities for students to live in the world.  However, London aside, the report revealed 19 cities in the UK where students can live and study quite comfortably on a tight budget. 

The complete list of the most affordable cities to study in the UK are as follows:


Hull

University of Hull

Tuition fees  for international students are $16,935 per year for arts programs and $20,242 for science courses.

Housing costs: averages $110 a week


Dundee

University of Dundee

Tuition fees for international students are between $24,410 to $26,395 depending on program.

Abertay University

Tuition fees for international students are between $16,538 to $18,853 per year depending on program.

Housing Costs: average $122 per week


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Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Tuition fees for international students are $14,222 per year.

Housing Costs: average $123 per week


Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Tuition fees for international students are $15,182 for undergraduate programs and between $16,465 and $16,829 for postgraduate study per year.

Housing Costs: averages $128 per week


Bradford

University of Bradford

Tuition fees for international students are between $18,853 to $23,233 for undergraduate programs and between $19,713 to $23,285 for postgraduate programs per year.  MBA tuition is $36,384 per year.

Housing Costs: averages $130 per week


Lancaster

Lancaster University Management School

Tuition fees for international students range between $23,153 to $27,784 per year. MBA tuition is $38,368 per year.

University of Cumbria

Tuition for international students are $13,892 for Undergraduate programs and Postgraduate programs between $13,892 to $19,184 per year.

Housing Costs: averages $132 a week


Preston

University of Central Lancashire

Tuition fees for international students are $16,472 to $18,456 for Undergraduate programs and between $17,133 to $19,779 for Postgraduate programs per year.

Housing Costs: average $133 per week


Middlesbrough

Teesside University

Tuition fees for international students are $14222 for Undergraduate programs and $14,487 for Postgraduate programs per year.  The tuition fees for a two year Master’s program is  $18,522 total. MBA program tuition fees range between $17,199 to $22,492 per year depending on the program.

Housing Costs: $133 per week


Loughborough

Loughborough University

Tuition fees for international students range between $21,698 to $27,122 for Undergraduate programs and between $22,624 to $27,784 for Postgraduate programs per year.  Tuition fees for the MBA program are $35,722 per year.

Housing Costs: average $136 per week


Lincoln

Lincoln University

Tuition fees for international students range from $18,258 to $20,639 for Undergraduate programs and $16,670 to $18,258 for Postgraduate programs per year. Tuition fees for the full-time MBA programs are $19,052 per year.

Housing Costs: average $149 per week


Canterbury

University of Kent

Tuition fees for international students range from $18,271 to $21,804 for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs per year.

Housing Costs: average $163 per week


Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Tuition fees for international students range from $21,169 to $27,083 for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs per year.


Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Tuition fees for international students range from $18,522 to $19,845 for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs per year. Tuition for the MBA program is $19,713 per year.

Housing Costs: average $169 per week


Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Tuition fees for international students range from $20,772 to $27,387 for Undergraduate and between $21,016 to $26,792 for Postgraduate programs per year. Tuition for the MBA program is $33,043 per year.

Nottingham Trent University

Tuition fees for international students range from $17,795 for Undergraduate and between  $17, 530 to $20,772 for Postgraduate programs per year. Tuition for the MBA program is $21,830 per year.

Housing Costs: averages $171 per week


Chester

University of Chester

Tuition fees for international students range from $15,810 for Undergraduate and between  $15,876 for Postgraduate programs per year. Tuition for the MBA program is $17,001 per year.

Housing Costs: averages $178 per week


Leeds

University of Leeds

Tuition fees for international students range from $24,476 to $28,445 for Undergraduate and between  $23,815 to $24,476 for Postgraduate programs per year. Tuition for the MBA program is $37,045 per year.

Leeds Beckett University

Tuition fees for international students range from $13,892 for Undergraduate and between  $13,892 to $16,538 for Postgraduate programs per year.

Leeds Trinity University

Tuition fees for international students range from $14,884 for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs per year.

Housing Costs: averages $178 per week


St. Andrews

University of St. Andrews

Tuition fees for international students range from $28,168 for Undergraduate and between $23,285 to $27,757 Postgraduate programs per year.

Housing Costs: averages $178 per week


Durham

Durham University

Tuition fees for international students range between $24,307 to $30,683 for Undergraduate and between $21,916 to $27,761 Postgraduate programs per year.

Housing Costs: averages $180 per week


International students have found that focusing on universities with low tuition and low housing costs helps maximize your chance of visa approval.


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The Five Best Universities in the United Kingdom

The Five Best Universities in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is home to many higher education institutions.  In fact, the United Kingdom’s educational system is one of the most influential models in the world.  Higher education institutions in the U.K. are very prestigious and widely recognized for their research and teaching excellence. There are over 100 higher education institutions throughout the UK that award a wide variety of degrees to suit most educational aspirations. Additionally, the U.K. is the most popular study abroad destination for American students and attracts 12.2% of Americans studying overseas.

The United Kingdom has 93 excellent universities listed in the Times Higher Education World University rankings.  Of these schools, five rank in the top 25 best universities in the world.

The Top 5 Best Universities in the UK are listed below:

#1 University of Oxford

Student Population:

  • Undergraduates 52%
  • Graduate students 46%
  • Other students 2%

Location:

Oxford, United Kingdom

Tuition:

  • $29,849 Bachelors
  • $28,881 Masters

The University of Oxford was ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the best university in the world.  As history would have it, it also the oldest university in the English speaking world.  Many great minds have studied at this prestigious university, including Albert Einstein, Bill Clinton and Theresa May, the current Prime Minister of the UK.

#2 University of Cambridge

Student Population:

  • Undergraduate 62%
  • Postgraduate 38%

Location:

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Tuition:

  • $24,817 Bachelors
  • $28,762 Masters

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 when scholars and masters escaped troubles from townspeople in Oxford and moved into Cambridge.  The university now boasts over 31 colleges and 31,000 students.  The university was also ranked the second best university in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018.  Notable alumni of the university include Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Arianna Huffington and Prince Charles.

#8 Imperial College London

Student Population:

  • Undergraduate 54%
  • Postgraduate 46%

Location:

Kensington, London

Tuition:

  • $32,975 Bachelor’s
  • $19,785 to $42,867 Master’s

The Imperial College of London is a science based institution and is consistently ranked amongst the world’s best universities.  It was recently ranked the 8th best university in the world by the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2018. The university was founded in 1904 by Prince Albert and the institution’s focus is emerging technologies and their practical application.  Notable alumni include HG Wells, David Irving, Alexander Fleming and Sir Ralph Robins.

#16 University College of London

Student Population:

  • Undergraduate 48%
  • Postgraduate 52%

Location:

Bloomsbury, London

Tuition:

  • $23,359 Bachelors
  • $27,092 Master’s

UCL is a multidisciplinary university with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. The institution was founded in 1826 and is located in the heart of London. The University of London was the first university to welcome women on equal terms with men and students from any religion. The UCL was also ranked the 16th best university by the (THE) World University Rankings report for 2018.  Notable alumni include Pen Hadow, Robert Browning, Ken Follet, Raymond Briggs, and Chris Martin.

#25 London School of Economics and Political Science

Student Population:

  • Undergraduate 45%
  • Postgraduate 55%

Location:

Houghton St, London

Tuition:

  • $24,280 Bachelor’s
  • $26,527 to $43,368 Master’s

The London School of Economics opened its doors in 1895.  From the very beginning, the school was open to both men and women and to students from overseas. In 1900, the school joined the University of London and became the university’s school of Economics.  In 2006 the School obtained the right to confer its own degrees and the first LSE degree was conferred in 2008. Notable alumni include David Rockefeller, Pierre Trudeau, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mick Jagger.


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Top 20 Study Abroad Destinations of American Students

Top 20 Study Abroad Destinations of American Students

We’ve compiled a list of the Top 20 Study Abroad Destinations of American Students based on research results from the Institute of International Education (IIE.org).  In addition to the list of top destinations, we have also included important information students may find useful when researching study locales. We’ve included general tuition ranges for each location in addition to estimated housing costs and popularity by number of students.

Tuition information was compiled from government education and university websites.  Housing information was collected from many sources, such as university housing and government education websites, and through Numbeo.com.  All of the information provided is an estimation.  It is recommended that students contact a university directly to get exact tuition rates and to find local housing information.

Keep reading to learn more about the most popular study abroad destinations of American students:

 

  1. South Korea

Number of Students: 3,481

Tuition Ranges: Public University $2,000 to $5,000 a year

Private University: $3,000 to $7,000 a year

Housing Costs: Dormitory – between $236 – $709 a semester

Goshiwan – $115 a month

Homestay – $260 a month

1 Bedroom Apt – around $920 a month

  1. Greece

Number of Students: 3,628

Tuition Range: Between $2000 to $3000 a year

Housing Costs: University dorm – $300 per month

Homestay – $350 per month

Private apartment – $200-500 per month

  1. Argentina

Number of Students: 3,708

Tuition Ranges: Public University FREE

Private University$5000 to $15,000 a year

Housing Costs: Shared Flat – starting $380 a month

Apartment – starting at $500 a month

Homestay – starting at $350 a month

 

17.Ecuador

Number of Students: 3,746

Tuition Range: Public University: FREE (all programs in Spanish)

Housing Costs: University dorm – $300 per month

Homestay – $350 per month

Private apartment – $200-500 per month

  1. Brazil

Number of Students: 3,836

Tuition Ranges: Public University: FREE

Private University: $2,000+ varies by institution

Housing Costs: Student Housing – Starting at $196 a month

Shared Flat – starting $250 a month

Apartment – up to $505+

Homestay – starting at $350 a month

  1. Denmark

Number of Students: 4,034

Tuition Range: Between $8,000 to $21,000

Housing Costs: Student Hall – Starts at $429

Shared Flat – Starts at $414

  1. Czech Republic

Number of Students: 4,093

Tuition Ranges: FREE for all degree seeking students who speak Czech

Between $4,000 to $15,000 at public universities

Housing Costs: Campus Housing – around $143 a month

Flat Share – beginning at $250 a month

1 bedroom flat – beginning at $500 a month

2 bedroom flat – beginning at $600 a month

  1. India

Number of Students: 4,438

Tuition Ranges: Public university up to $300 a year

Private university $300 to $6,000 a year

Housing Costs: 1 bedroom starting at $150.00

3 bedroom starting at $300.00

  1. Mexico

Number of Students: 4,712

Tuition Ranges:   Bachelor’s degree $378 to $16,353

Master’s degree $378 to $20,000

Housing Costs: Host Family starting at $250 a month

Student Housing $350 to 450 a month

  1. South Africa

Number of Students: 5,249

Tuition Ranges: Around $6,000 a year

Housing Costs: On Campus: around $1,982 a year

One bedroom starting at $434

Three bedroom starting at $864

  1. Japan

Number of Students: 6,053

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree $7,940 to $20,191

Master’s degree $7,940 to $14,308

Housing Costs: Dormitories: Starting $2,987 a year

Homestays: between $755 to $944 a month

One bedroom apartment starts at $1054

 

  1.   Australia

Number of Students: 8,810

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree – $11,750 to $25,800

Master’s degree – $15,650 to $28,900

Housing Costs: On campus housing $360+

Shared housing $340+

Rental – $660+

  1.  Costa Rica

Number of Students: 9,305

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree around $2,800

Master’s degree around $4,500

Housing Costs: Homestay: starting at $300 a month

Private Flat: starts at $302 a month

  1.  Ireland

Number of Students: 10,230

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree $11,524 to $27,186

Master’s degree $4,728 to $53,198

Housing Costs: On Campus – starts at $708 a month

Off Campus Student Housing – $1132 a month (e.g. based on Dublin rentals, other locations differ in pricing)

Flat Share – starts at $250 a month

Private Flat – starts at $1500 a month

  1.  Germany

Number of Students: 11,010

Tuition Ranges: FREE at various public universities

Bachelor’s degree $7,000 to $14,300

Master’s degree $9,500 to $23,640

Housing Costs: Residence Hall – $326 to $600

Flat Share/Single Room – $333+

  1.  China

Number of Students: 12,790

Tuition Ranges: Between $4,500 to $35,000

Housing Costs: On campus housing – $120+

Shared housing – $250+

Rental – $587+

  1.  France

Number of Students: 18,198

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree $220 to $14,500 (depending on public or private university)

Master’s degree $464 to $25,000 (depending on public or private university)

Housing Costs: Student Housing: starting at $250 a month

Flat Share: starting at $550 (e.g. based on Paris rentals, other location much cheaper) Private Flat: starting at $1050

  1.  Spain

Number of Students: 28,325

Tuition Ranges: Public University $801 to $1507

Private University $6479 to $21205

Housing Costs: Student Housing $413 to $767 a month

Home Stay: $826 to $945 a month

Flat Share: Starting at $475 a month

Private Flat: $976 to $1594 a month

  1.  Italy

Number of Students: 33,768

Tuition ranges: Bachelor’s degree $1,004 to $1,182

Master’s degree $1,498 to $2,092

Housing Costs: Student Housing: between $350 to $650 a month

Flat Share: starting at $550

Private Flat: starting $1100

 

  1.  United Kingdom

Number of Students: 38,189

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s $12,323 to $28,450

Master’s $11,540 to $39,996

Housing Costs: Student Housing: Starting at $320 a month

Flat Share: Starting at $200 a month

Private Flat: Starting at $500 (depending on location)


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How to Find Affordable Student Housing in the UK

Did you know that some of the most sought after housing in the United Kingdom is student housing? In fact, London universities have over a quarter of a million full-time students and almost 70% of them are unable to find university housing.  Much of the same is true in most large urban cities in the UK. What does this mean for a student getting ready to study overseas in the UK?

Begin  your housing search as soon as possible!

 

First Year Undergraduates

Most universities provide first year undergraduates housing on campus.  It is important for students to register for housing with the school as soon as possible so you do not loose a room. Spaces can be limited. 

2nd Year Undergraduate up to Postgraduate

If you are not a first year student you will need to find private accommodation.  However, universities recognize the need to house postgraduate students separately from undergraduates. Be sure to look for this type of arrangement through your university.

Do Your Research

It is important that you find accommodation that fits all of your needs, and is safe and secure. Depending on where you apply, you may want to ask the following questions:

  • Is there Security?
  • How close is the housing to campus?
  • Will you be sharing a bathroom or kitchen with other students?
  • Is there a communal area?
  • Is there internet access?

Arrange Housing Before You Arrive

It is better to have secured your housing before you land in the UK, rather than wait until after your arrival.

Where to Begin Housing Search

If you are a first year undergraduate and you have received your acceptance letter, you need to inform the university that you require accommodation! If you have made other arrangements, we suggest you reserve a room through the university until your 100% positive your housing is secured. If you are on a tight budget, housing through your university is the most affordable option. However, if your school is in a popular location, these rooms can fill up quickly.  This is why it is so important that you reserve your housing as soon as possible.

University Halls of Residence

University housing is the most popular and affordable option for international students. The residence halls are usually located close to the campus and are all inclusive. The average cost is provided below:

  • Standard room: $159 – $248 per week
  • En-suite room: $153 – $307 per week
  • Studio apartment: $165 – $401 per week

*These are only estimates. Students should contact the university for exact costs.

Private Student Halls

If you have decided that you would rather not live in university housing, there are many private students halls of residence available throughout the UK.

The best place to start looking for private housing is with your university’s housing service.  Some universities have their own private housing which they manage both on and off the campus.  Other universities provide advice centers to help students find housing around campus.  Student unions may also be able to help provide students with a list of housing options around campus. Your university may also be able to to provide a list of housing establishments to avoid or landlords with bad reputations.

If you will be studying in London, the city is full of private student halls.  A list of our favorites are provided below:

Flat Share & Private Rentals

If you are looking for a flat share or private rental, the web has many housing portals listing accommodations throughout the UK. Our favorites are listed below:

Tips & Tricks for Finding a Private Rental in the UK

  • Do not try to rent a private rental online while you are in your home country.  Landlords and letting agents have no incentive to rent property to a foreigner whom they are not able to see face to face, and have never met.
  • Consider cost when looking for a rental.  Different areas can be very expensive in the UK, especially London.  You may have to live far from campus to find affordable housing within your budget.
  • Transportation can get very expensive depending on where you are living.  Make sure that your transportation costs will exceed your budget if you have to live far from campus.
  • Landlords will most likely want a substantial down payment to secure your apartment.  They will most likely want this up front and before you move into your flat.
  • Many landlords will also not rent to you if you do not have a British Bank Account.  You may need to open an account before you can even begin your housing search.
  • Anyone who is willing to rent you an apartment from overseas is most likely a scammer and should be avoided.
  • Do not send a potential landlord money via wire transfer, check or express mail.  Make sure you see the rental in person and meet with the landlord face to face before letting any money exchange hands.
  • Make sure you review the rental contract thoroughly before signing the document. You may want to bring someone with you to help you review to ensure you are not being scammed.

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The United Kingdom is one of the most popular study abroad destinations for international students. It is also the perfect destination for students who want to study in English. However, with the country’s popularity there also comes a hefty price tag as tuition fees continue to rise in the UK every year.

Accordingly, a precondition of studying in the United Kingdom is that students are able to show proof of financial support while in the country.  The UK government expects students to prove that they will not require government support at any time during their studies.  Although, it is difficult to assess the exact amount of funds needed to get visa approval, since certain areas within the country are more expensive than others.

For this reason, when deciding where to apply, there are some important factors to consider, such as tuition fees, housing costs, and living expenses.   All three add up and are used during the visa approval process.  If you are not able to prove that you can fund your studies and living expenses, you risk your visa not getting approved.  Therefore, It is important to do your research when deciding where to study in the UK.

There are many ways to fund your studies while studying in the UK. We have compiled a list of funding sources to consider when arranging your financing.


Financial Aid

Students from the United States have the option of using Financial Aid as a source of financing. Eligible US students are able to access federally-subsidized Stafford and PLUS loans to help finance their studies. 

The maximum amount that a student can borrow each academic year depends on eligibility and loan limits  determined by the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA); an assessment of how much it will cost you to study for one academic year.

The amount you can borrow through Direct Loans is determined by your COA and the borrowing limits are set by the US Department of Education.

The following criteria is used to calculate your Cost of Attendance (COA):

  • Tuition fees (deduct any scholarships received)
  • A set monthly amount for living expenses, including books and supplies
  • One return flight home
  • Any fees or charges associated with taking a Direct Loan (usually charged when the loan is paid to you)
  • Deductions representing your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Any other Estimated Financial Aid (EFA) that you will be receiving.

UK Participating Institutions:

FEDID#SCHOOL NAMECITYCOUNTRYSTATUS
3435300Anglia Ruskin UniversityCambridgeENGLANDEligible
3794400Anglo European College of ChiropracticBournemouthENGLANDEligible
3589400Arts University College at Bournemouth (The)PooleENGLANDEligible
1225800Aston UniversityBirminghamENGLANDEligible
3533300Bath Spa UniversityBathENGLANDEligible
1221500Birmingham City UniversityBirminghamENGLANDEligible
3350300Bournemouth UniversityPooleENGLANDEligible
1178000Brunel University LondonMiddlesexENGLANDEligible
869300City UniversityLondonENGLANDEligible
1049300Cranfield UniversityBedfordENGLANDEligible
2310500De Montfort UniversityLeicesterENGLANDEligible
3859400Falmouth UniversityFalmouthENGLANDEligible
1176500Goldsmiths College - University of LondonLondonENGLANDEligible
2196700Guildhall School of Music & DramaLondonENGLANDEligible
4180700Heythrop College, University of LondonLondonENGLANDDeferment Only
4180700Heythrop College, University of LondonLondonENGLANDEligible
1156700Imperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonENGLANDEligible
1081600Kingston UniversityKingston Upon ThamesENGLANDEligible
3501400Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsENGLANDEligible
4115900Liverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolENGLANDEligible
3287300Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (The)LiverpoolENGLANDEligible
3580300Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolENGLANDEligible
2108600London Academy of Music & Dramatic ArtLondonENGLANDEligible
4134200London Contemporary Dance SchoolLondonENGLANDEligible
1057400London International Film SchoolLondonENGLANDEligible
2235300London Metropolitan UniversityLondonENGLANDEligible
3738300London School of TheologyNorthwoodENGLANDEligible
3352300London South Bank UniversityLondonENGLANDEligible
845800Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughENGLANDEligible
3033300Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterENGLANDEligible
2180500Middlesex UniversityLondonENGLANDEligible
2496700National Film & Television SchoolBeaconsfield, BucksENGLANDEligible
3770300Nazarene Theological CollegeManchesterENGLANDEligible
4076300Newcastle CollegeNewcastle upon TyneENGLANDDeferment Only
4076300Newcastle CollegeNewcastle upon TyneENGLANDEligible
4244500Norwich University of the ArtsNorwichENGLANDEligible
3092500Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamENGLANDEligible
2087900Oxford Brookes UniversityHeadingtonENGLANDEligible
4253500RavensbourneLondonENGLANDEligible
4218800Regent's University LondonLondonENGLANDEligible
1059400Richmond, The American International University in LondonRichmond Upon ThamesENGLANDEligible
2101900Roehampton UniversityLondonENGLANDEligible
3807300Rose Bruford CollegeSidcupENGLANDEligible
1176400Royal Academy of MusicLondonENGLANDEligible
4181800Royal Agricultural UniversityCirencesterENGLANDDeferment Only
1008900Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (The)LondonENGLANDEligible
942300Royal College of ArtLondonENGLANDEligible
1233500Royal College of MusicLondonENGLANDEligible
2320500Royal Northern College of MusicManchesterENGLANDEligible
3824300Royal Veterinary College (The), University of LondonLondonENGLANDEligible
3080300Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldENGLANDEligible
2561600Southampton Solent UniversitySouthamptonENGLANDEligible
2266600St George's Hospital Medical SchoolLondonENGLANDEligible
4143700St Mary's University TwickenhamTwickenham LondonENGLANDEligible
1052000Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and DanceGreenwichENGLANDEligible
4212900University College BirminghamBirminghamENGLANDEligible
2338900University for the Creative ArtsFarnhamENGLANDEligible
1167900University of BathBathENGLANDEligible
890800University of Birmingham (The)BirminghamENGLANDEligible
1219800University of BradfordBradfordENGLANDEligible
3517300University of BrightonBrightonENGLANDEligible
763200University of BristolBristolENGLANDEligible
3012700University of BuckinghamBuckinghamENGLANDEligible
403000University of CambridgeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2207300University of Cambridge - Christ's CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
1033200University of Cambridge - Clare CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2271700University of Cambridge - Clare HallCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2167400University of Cambridge - Corpus Christi CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2052400University of Cambridge - Darwin CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
685000University of Cambridge - Downing CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2186100University of Cambridge - Emmanuel CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
992700University of Cambridge - Fitzwilliam CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
1210100University of Cambridge - Girton CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
1230200University of Cambridge - Gonville & Caius CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2142000University of Cambridge - Homerton CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2232100University of Cambridge - Hughes HallCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2296300University of Cambridge - Jesus CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2177700University of Cambridge - King's CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2116700University of Cambridge - Lucy Cavendish CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2186000University of Cambridge - Magdalene CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2272200University of Cambridge - Murray Edwards CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2087400University of Cambridge - Newnham CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
669100University of Cambridge - Pembroke CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
1175800University of Cambridge - PeterhouseCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2082400University of Cambridge - Queen's CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2212300University of Cambridge - Robinson CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
1283900University of Cambridge - Saint John's CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
3494400University of Cambridge - Selwyn CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2133400University of Cambridge - Sidney Sussex CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2094400University of Cambridge - St Edmund's CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
3492400University of Cambridge - St. Catharine's CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
1207500University of Cambridge - Trinity CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2335100University of Cambridge - Trinity HallCambridgeENGLANDEligible
2083400University of Cambridge - Wolfson CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
1019000University of Cambridge Churchill CollegeCambridgeENGLANDEligible
3515300University of Central LancashireLancashireENGLANDEligible
4170900University of ChesterChesterENGLANDEligible
3694300University of ChichesterChichesterENGLANDEligible
3728300University of DerbyDerbyENGLANDEligible
858700University of DurhamDurhamENGLANDEligible
1091500University of East AngliaNorwichENGLANDEligible
3045000University of East LondonLondonENGLANDEligible
868700University of EssexColchesterENGLANDEligible
944200University of ExeterExeterENGLANDEligible
3880300University of Gloucestershire (The)CheltenhamENGLANDEligible
3619300University of GreenwichLondonENGLANDEligible
1052500University of HertfordshireHatfieldENGLANDEligible
1297800University of Huddersfield (The)HuddersfieldENGLANDEligible
891000University of HullHullENGLANDEligible
3029400University of KeeleKeeleENGLANDEligible
866500University of KentCanterburyENGLANDEligible
944400University of LancasterLancasterENGLANDEligible
669200University of LeedsLeedsENGLANDEligible
2229100University of LeicesterLeicesterENGLANDEligible
3684400University of LincolnLincolnENGLANDEligible
924900University of Liverpool (The)LiverpoolENGLANDEligible
2095500University of London - London Business SchoolLondonENGLANDEligible
669300University of London - London School of Economics & Political ScienceLondonENGLANDEligible
2210000University of London - London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineLondonENGLANDEligible
669700University of London - Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeLondonENGLANDEligible
908600University of London - Royal HollowayEghamENGLANDEligible
669600University of London - School of Advanced StudyLondonENGLANDEligible
669400University of London - School of Oriental & African StudiesLondonENGLANDEligible
2120000University of London - The Courtauld Institute of ArtLondonENGLANDEligible
669500University of London - University College LondonLondonENGLANDEligible
908500University of London King's CollegeLondonENGLANDEligible
908400University of London, BirkbeckLondonENGLANDEligible
1213600University of Manchester (The)ManchesterENGLANDEligible
846000University of Newcastle Upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneENGLANDEligible
3029500University of Northumbria at NewcastleNewcastle Upon TyneENGLANDEligible
892000University of NottinghamNottinghamENGLANDEligible
839400University of OxfordOxfordENGLANDEligible
1009000University of Oxford - Balliol CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
2271900University of Oxford - BlackfriarsOxfordENGLANDEligible
1107200University of Oxford - Brasenose CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
2271800University of Oxford - Campion HallOxfordENGLANDEligible
1107100University of Oxford - Christ Church CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1008800University of Oxford - Corpus Christi CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1107000University of Oxford - Exeter CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
3492300University of Oxford - Green Templeton CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
3494600University of Oxford - Harris Manchester CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106900University of Oxford - Hertford CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106800University of Oxford - Jesus CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106700University of Oxford - Keble CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1105500University of Oxford - Lady Margaret HallOxfordENGLANDEligible
1276500University of Oxford - Linacre CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106600University of Oxford - Lincoln CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1086600University of Oxford - Magdalen CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1183800University of Oxford - Mansfield CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106500University of Oxford - Merton CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106400University of Oxford - New CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106300University of Oxford - Nuffield CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106200University of Oxford - Oriel CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106100University of Oxford - Pembroke CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1106000University of Oxford - Queen's CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1220100University of Oxford - Regent's Park CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1098000University of Oxford - Somerville CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1105400University of Oxford - St Anne's CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1105900University of Oxford - St Antony's CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
3494500University of Oxford - St Benet's HallOxfordENGLANDDeferment Only
3494500University of Oxford - St Benet's HallOxfordENGLANDEligible
963400University of Oxford - St Catherine's CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1105800University of Oxford - St Edmund HallOxfordENGLANDEligible
1105300University of Oxford - St Hilda's CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1094200University of Oxford - St Hugh's CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1086700University of Oxford - St John's CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1008700University of Oxford - St Peter's CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1105700University of Oxford - Trinity CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1105600University of Oxford - University CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1099900University of Oxford - Wadham CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1227500University of Oxford - Wolfson CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
1078900University of Oxford - Worcester CollegeOxfordENGLANDEligible
2183500University of Oxford - Wycliffe HallOxfordENGLANDEligible
4227300University of Oxford-St. Stephen's HouseOxfordENGLANDEligible
2352100University of PlymouthPlymouthENGLANDEligible
2115900University of PortsmouthPortsmouthENGLANDEligible
1014300University of ReadingReadingENGLANDEligible
900600University of Salford (The)SalfordENGLANDEligible
839800University of Sheffield (The)SheffieldENGLANDEligible
839900University of SouthamptonSouthamptonENGLANDEligible
3507300University of SunderlandSunderlandENGLANDEligible
986000University of SurreyGuildfordENGLANDEligible
669900University of SussexBrightonENGLANDEligible
3473300University of the Arts LondonLondonENGLANDEligible
2194800University of the West of England, BristolBristolENGLANDEligible
838000University of WarwickCoventryENGLANDEligible
3945300University of West LondonLondonENGLANDEligible
3945300University of West London (The)EalingENGLANDEligible
2195100University of WestminsterLondonENGLANDEligible
2149700University of Winchester (The)WinchesterENGLANDEligible
3085100University of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonENGLANDEligible
4128600University of WorcesterWorcesterENGLANDEligible
670000University of YorkYorkENGLANDEligible
3721300Writtle Agricultural CollegeChelmsfordENGLANDEligible
3721300Writtle University CollegeChelmsfordENGLANDEligible
4032300York St John UniversityYorkENGLANDEligible

UK Scholarships

The British government and several UK universities provide student scholarships to study in the United Kingdom. If you are interested in applying for a grant or scholarship, you need to start the process as early as possible. It can take several months to hear back if you have been approved.  

There are many scholarship portals available to students to help research scholarship opportunities. We have compiled a list of portals to begin your search.

Scholarships for International Students

Available to Students From:ScholarshipsEligibility
Multiple RegionsAga Khan Foundation International Scholarships / LoansMasters & PhD. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.
Multiple RegionsAll Saints Educational TrustVarious.
Multiple RegionsBellerbys Colleges Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipsUndergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at Bellerbys College in Brighton, Cambridge, London or Oxford.
Multiple RegionsChevening Scholarships160 countries, Masters only.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth Shared ScholarshipStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters only.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth ScholarshipsStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters and PhD.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth BEIS Scholarships for PhDStudents who are resident/citizens/refugees in Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta or New Zealand
Multiple RegionsDistinguished Alumni ScholarshipsAny country. University of Birmingham alumni seeking to undertake a Masters.
Multiple RegionsFoundation PathwaysAny country, foundation study
Multiple RegionsGen Foundation ScholarshipsAny country. Postgraduate. Study and/or research in the field of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.
Multiple RegionsIslamic Development Bank Scholarships56 countries, PhD only.
Multiple RegionsOpen Society Foundations Grant ProgrammeVarious grants, scholarships & fellowships with varying requirements.
Multiple RegionsRoberto Rocca FellowshipsStudent from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, Venezuela. Candidates from the fields of Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical or Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry. PhD only.
Africa & Middle EastBeit Trust ScholarshipsMalawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Masters and PhD.
Africa & Middle EastEgyptian Government Research ScholarshipsEgypt. PhD. Awards are administered by the Egyptian Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau in London.
Africa & Middle EastEgypt Qalaa Scholarship (also know as 'Citadel Scholarships')Egypt. Masters.
Africa & Middle EastIsrael AJA Karten ScholarshipIsrael. Masters & PhD.
Africa & Middle EastIsrael Kenneth Lindsay Trust ScholarshipsIsraeli citizens (including those from all religious or other communities).
Africa & Middle EastKenya Higher Education Loans Board Loans & ScholarshipsKenya. Postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastLebanon 'The British Lebanese Association' ScholarshipsLebanon. Masters.
Africa & Middle EastNigeria 'Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company' (SNEPCo) Postgraduate ScholarshipNigeria, MSc Geotechnical Engineering only
Africa & Middle EastOman Government ScholarshipsOman. Undergraduate & postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastPalestinian Territories Gaza Fakhoora's ScholarshipPalestinian students from Gaza. Undergraduate & Postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastPalestinian Territories 'Higher Education Scholarship Palestine' (HESPAL) ScholarshipJunior academic staff in Palestinian universities.
Africa & Middle EastSaïd Foundation ScholarshipSyrian, Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel), Lebanese or Jordanian students. Masters only.
Africa & Middle EastSaudi Arabia Government ScholarshipsSaudi Arabia. Various levels.
Africa & Middle EastSudan Gordon Memorial College Trust ScholarshipsSudan and South Sudan. Masters.
AmericasArgentina BEC.AR FundingArgentina.
AmericasCanadian Centennial Scholarship FundCanada. Postgraduate.
AmericasCanada Student Loans ProgramCanada. Government of Canada offers student loans to students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada.
AmericasChile CONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica) ScholarshipsChile. For leading Chilean students to undertake postgraduate study abroad at Masters and PhD level in a range of subject areas which includes science, engineering, architecture and business.
AmericasColombia COLFUTURO FundingColombia.
AmericasMexico CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) ScholarshipsMexico. CONACYT will consider most subjects for funding, however applicants to priority areas are at an advantage. PhD research applicants are a priority but masters applicants will also be considered. Note applicants must hold an 'unconditional' offer to study at a UK University before they can apply for a CONACYT scholarship. Applicants can apply to both the Federal level calls and State level calls which have different deadlines.
AmericasMexico FIDERH LoansMexico. Masters. Loans to support the education and self-improvement of technical and higher-degree specialists in scientific, technological and administrative fields that significantly contribute to the country's economic and social development.
AmericasMexico FUNED GrantsMexico. Masters. Subjects: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations.
AmericasPeru PRONABEC FundingPeru.
AmericasSantander ScholarshipsStudents from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA or Venezuela. Masters.
AmericasUSA Federal Student Aid / Sallie Mae LoansUnited States citizens or permanent residents may be eligible. The University of Birmingham is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer the Federal Direct Loan Programme and the Funding, Graduation & Awards office process loan applications from July-Aug each year.
AmericasUSA Fulbright ScholarshipUSA, Postgraduate.
AmericasUSA Marshall ScholarshipUSA, Postgraduate.
AsiaAviva ScholarshipChina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan & Vietnam. Masters only. Must be an Aviva customer or son/ daughter of Aviva customer.
AsiaAzerbaijan SOCAR ScholarshipsAzerbaijan. Masters.
AsiaCharles Wallace Trust Bursaries & FellowshipsStudents from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar or Pakistan. Various funding opportunities available at Masters or PhD level.
AsiaChina Medical Board Next Generation FellowshipsChina. Masters degree in fields related to Health Policy and Systems Sciences.
AsiaHong Kong Scholarship for Excellence SchemeHong Kong, Undergraduate and Masters.
AsiaIndia Goa Education Trust ScholarshipsGoan students, India. Masters.
AsiaIndia Inlaks ScholarshipsIndia. Masters (Excluding: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music and Film Animation).
AsiaIndia JN Tata Endowment Loan ScholarshipsIndia. Masters & PhD.
AsiaIndia Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust ScholarshipsOpen to Indian women seeking postgraduate study.
AsiaIndia Ravi Sankaran Fellowship ProgramIndia. Masters in ecology or conservation fields.
AsiaIndonesia LPDP ScholarshipsIndonesia. Postgraduate.
AsiaKazakhstan Bolashak ScholarshipsKazakhstan. Masters
AsiaPakistan Higher Education Commission ScholarshipsPakistan. Postgraduate.

Loans and Grants through UK Government

The UK Government may provide some additional funding via loans and travel grants based on your programme and need. The process can differ based on region, so make sure to research the funding available to you.

University Financing

Many UK universities offer financing to international students.  Once you receive your letter of acceptance, contact your university’s international office and inquire if the university offers financing to international students.

Private Student Loans

If you have exhausted all of your options, and you are still coming up short, there are many private student loan organizations offering international students loans to finance your studies in the UK.

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Add International Experience to Your Resume with these Online MBA’s

Looking for an affordable AACSB accredited online MBA program? AACSB MBA graduates represent the best in business and are  highly sought after. In fact, AACSB accredited MBA schools are considered to be the best business schools in the world.  However, if you have done your research, you have already discovered that there are not many affordable AACSB business schools, let alone an affordable online MBA program in the US.  Most programs in the US cost students around $35,000 a year in tuition fees or more.

However, many students from the United States are unaware that there are AACSB-accredited MBA programs located all over the world, and available to most international students.  These programs also tend to be more affordable than their competitors in the United States. If you are looking for a quality AACSB accredited program that is recognized by most US employers, take a look at our list of online programs available in the United Kingdom.

We have compiled a list of 10 AACSB accredited Online MBA programs in the United Kingdom that will fit most budgets and schedules. We have also included important information that will help students make informed decisions in choosing a program. We have included program duration and total tuition fees for the entire program. This information was obtained directly from the school websites.  If there are any questions regarding the information listed below, please go directly to the school for help.

The tuition fees listed cover the entire program duration.  Most programs listed provide payment plans.  For students from the United States, if the institutions listed have an (*) beside the title they participate in the U.S. Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. Students have the option of  applying for a Direct Unsubsidized Loan up to $20,500 per academic year or a Graduate Plus loan (amounts vary) for these particular programs.

The programs are listed in alphabetical order.

 

*Aston University – Online MBA, 2 years, $25,017  USD

The Aston online MBA is 100% online and can be completed in two years.  It is designed for working professionals looking to move into leadership and strategic positions. The program was ranked in the Top 30 Best Online MBA programs by CEO magazine and in the Top 10 best programs for return on investment by the Economist.

Durham University – Online MBA, 2 years part-time, $28,094 USD Installments Available

The Durham online MBA can be personalized to fit each student’s career goals.  Students also have the option of studying completely online, or can complete some of their learning at Durham by completing optional relevant modules.  The global spread of students, alumni and faculty will give you the ability to network virtually with people from across the world, and from a wide-range of business sectors.

 Henley Business School – Distance MBA, 2.5 years, $34,115 USD Installments Available

The Henley Flexible Executive MBA is structured to allow students to work full-time while studying part-time.  The program is ideal for students who unable to take a significant period of time away from the workplace.  The Henley MBA is also a truly international experience, with a global focus to the syllabus and research, enriching study trips and a cohort drawn from the leading economies of the world.

 Imperial College London – Global MBA, 2 years, $46,155 USD Installments Available

The Imperial College Global Online MBA is a two year part-time program.  The program offers the best of both worlds, it offers an innovative online community and includes an induction week in London for students to meet their professors and classmates. The program was also recently ranked 8th in the QS World University Ranking 2018

*Manchester Metropolitan University – Global MBA, 2 years, $23,824 USD Installments Available

The Manchester Metropolitan University’s Global Online MBA offers flexible study options to suit existing work/life commitments, and delivers a vocational study pathway to support: practical skills, theory and workplace understanding. Students will learn from a wealth of academic expertise with a range of industry and research experience ready to support your career development.

*Nottingham Trent University – Online Master of Business Administration, MBA, 2 years, $21,271 USD Installments Available

The Nottingham Trent University Online MBA is designed for applicants with a minimum of three to five years of business experience. The program was developed to further students knowledge and develop leadership skills. The online format provides numerous ways to interact with the curriculum via video lectures, real-life case studies and interactive assignments. The Nottingham Business School is among the top 5% of business schools worldwide to hold AACSB accreditation.

 *University of Birmingham – Online MBA, 2.5 years, $24,783 USD Installments Available

The Online MBA from the University of Birmingham is run by the globally recognized Birmingham Business School. The programs was designed for professionals with at least three years of management experience. The content of this course is highly transferable thanks to its practical approach and its contemporary subject matter. It is this real life experience that will give you a commanding position when it comes to taking advantage of the career opportunities available.

 *University of Bradford, Global MBA, 2 years, $22,775 USD

The Bradford Distance Learning MBA is rated the world’s number one for career progress in the 2017 Financial Times Online MBA global rankings. The Bradford Online MBA allows students the study at a time and place that suits their needs. The program is ideal for students who need to combine work and family commitments with their business management studies. Students can complete their MBA over the course of two to six years.

*University of Liverpool, Online MBA, 2 years, $35,550 USD

The University of Liverpool Online MBA can be tailored to to meet a students professionals goals by choosing their own path of study or focusing on one of four areas: Entrepreneurship, Strategic Finance, Operations and Global Business.  The program is 100% online and can be built around the students schedule. Students can continue to work while studying part-time.  Students will gain knowledge ad skill that they can apply professionally while working and receive feedback from experienced faculty members.

Warwick Business School, Online MBA, 2 years,  $40,135

The Warwick Online MBA combines inspirational teaching with flexible online learning. If you’re looking for a way to accelerate your career, increase your business knowledge and leadership skills and maximize your board level awareness without stepping out of work, this part-time program could be your next step.


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An Excellent Education Can be Found in UK Universities

An Excellent Education Can be Found in UK Universities

Everyone knows that London is one of the greatest cities in the world.  However, it is also one of the most expensive cities to live in the UK.  If studying across the pond is on your wish list, but think that London may be out of your price range, there are several other notable cities throughout the UK worth considering.  Here are some cities and schools you should add to your study in UK list.

Manchester

Forget London, all you could ever need is in the fabulous city of Manchester.  If you like to go out after a hard day’s study, Manchester is a lively city buzzing with events, cinemas, clubs and bars (often with great student discounts and special offers), so you’ll never be short of things to do.  Manchester also has some of UK’s finest Universities.

University of Manchester

(#55 World University Rankings 2016-2017)

Tuition: Starting at $20,000 USD to $29,000 USD (Bachelors and Masters, depending on program)

Federal Student Aid: Eligible

Cost of Living:  Shared Housing (as low as 80$ per month), Apartment (as high as $1100 for 1 bedroom)

The University of Manchester is one of the largest and most subscribed to universities in the UK. It was ranked 8th  in the Times Higher Education, Best Universities in the UK 2017 and 59th in the world by the US News and World Report for 2018. It is a public research university and boasts over 39,000 students and 10,400 faculty. The university has 25 Nobel Laureates and four are currently among its staff.  It also has one of the largest endowments of any university in the UK.

York

York is a picturesque walled city positioned along the river Ouse in North Yorkshire, UK.  The city is famous for its medieval city walls, the longest at 3.4 KM in all of the UK.  A long walk along these walls will leave a lasting impression of this beautiful city. There are also plenty of aged and atmospheric buildings for you to feel wrapped in history, such as the National Railway Museum,  the York Minster – the largest medieval church in England,  York Castle and Clifford’s Tower.  While steeped in history, York also has one of the best universities in the UK.

University of York

(#129 World University Rankings 2016-2017)

Tuition: Non-EU students beginning at $21, 290 USD (Bachelors and Masters degrees, depending on program)

Federal Student Aid: Eligible

Cost of Living: 1 bedroom houseshare starting at $350 USD per month, Studio apartments starting at $900 USD per month

The University of York is located in one of the UK’s favorite cities. The university consistently ranks high among universities throughout England.  It is currently ranked 20th on The Complete University Guide for UK universities. The university has around 15,000 students and is truly an international campus as 25% of the student body is from outside the UK.

The campus is located in a park like setting and is connected by many footbridges, foot path and bike trails. Within the campus itself there are many amenities such as shops, cafes, and restaurants.  The university also boasts over 180 student organizations, clubs and societies.  The University of York is an amazing university and should be placed at the top of the list of study in UK schools.  Some notable alums include, Greg Dyke (Head of the Football Association), Bryan Elsley (scriptwriter and creator of Skins), and Zoe Lyons (comedian).

Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK.  The city has several Michelin starred restaurants, has a beautiful network of towpaths to walk and a very busy city center to enjoy.  Birmingham also has an exciting indie music scene.  If you are more interested in historical sights, right outside the city is Cannon Hill Park, Aston Hall, Winterbourne House and Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens.  Birmingham is also home to the highly ranked, University of Birmingham.

University of Birmingham

(#130 World University Rankings 2016-2017)

Tuition: Starting at $19,818 USD a year, up to $46,000 for clinical studies (Bachelors and Masters, depending on program)

Federal Student Aid: Eligible

Cost of Living: Shared Housing starting at $300 a month, Furnished Studio apartments starting at $700 a month

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Birmingham UK.  It is the fourth largest university in the UK and is home to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Shakespeare Institute and the Lapworth Museum of Geology.  Some notable alums include, Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), Elizabeth Henstridge (Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), David Gill (Chief Executive of Manchester United), Terry Spencer (war photographer for LIFE Magazine) and many others.

Higher education in the United Kingdom has an impressive reputation.  With 13 universities listed in the top 100 World University Rankings for 2016-2017, it is no surprise that a UK university degree is considered to be of the highest standard.

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