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Top 10 most cost-effective places to study in the UK

Choose your study abroad destination wisely as it can be a financial burden for you later. Know about the most cost-effective places to study in the United Kingdom if that is your dream destination.

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10 cheapest places in UK for international students

Portsmouth is one of the cheapest cities to study in the UK for international students.

There are many popular cities and universities in the United Kingdom where you may wish to study. We suggest you know more about study in UK. Out of the most popular ones, we give you a list of the 10 cheapest cities to study in the UK which will give you considerably good opportunities.

It has been seen that Portsmouth is one of the cheapest cities to study in the UK for international students since students studying here can earn more term-time income in part-time jobs by working 25% more hours. Edinburgh falls in the ranking since the accommodation costs are too high coupled with low term-time income.

According to the 2016 NatWest Student Living Index, the following are the most cost-effective (cheaper) places to study in the UK for international students:

1. Portsmouth

  • Average term-time income: £1,516.98
  • Rent (weekly): £101.61
  • Alcohol (weekly): £6.91
  • Going out (weekly): £7.42

Where to study?

  •  University of Portsmouth.

2. Liverpool

  • Average term-time income: £1,425.01
  • Rent (weekly): £99.35 (rising at a quarterly rate of 2.47%)
  • Alcohol (weekly): £7.62
  • Going out (weekly): £6.81

Where to study?

  • University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

3. Newcastle

  • Average term-time income: £1,421.36
  • Rent (weekly): £101.55
  • Alcohol (weekly): £9.32
  • Going out (weekly): £7.81

Where to study?

  •  Newcastle University.

4. Belfast

  • Average term-time income: £1,171.86
  • Rent (weekly): £73.81 (decreasing at a quarterly rate of -1.45 %
  • Alcohol (weekly): £7.03
  • Going out (weekly): £7.84

Where to study?

5. Exeter

  • Average term-time income: £1,104.53
  • Rent (weekly): £117.25
  • Alcohol (weekly): £6.38
  • Going out (weekly): £6.59

Where to study?

  • Exeter University

6. York

  • Average term-time income: £1,537.38
  • Rent (weekly): £113.92
  • Alcohol (weekly): £7.35
  • Going out (weekly): £6.42

Where to study?

7. Cardiff

  • Average term-time income: £1,136.52
  • Rent (weekly expenditure): £81.47
  • Alcohol (weekly expenditure): £6.92
  • Going out (weekly expenditure): £4.69 (most students prefer waking or cycling across streets).

Where to study?

  • Cardiff University.

8. Nottingham

  • Average term-time income: £1,270.57
  • Rent (weekly): £105.72
  • Alcohol (weekly): £7.25
  • Going out (weekly): £7.36

Where to study?

9. Birmingham

  • Average term-time income: £1,284.29
  • Rent (weekly): £104.62
  • Alcohol (weekly): £4.12
  • Going out (weekly): £5.02

Where to study?

10.   Dundee

  • Average term-time income: £1,319.89
  • Rent (weekly): £94.49
  • Alcohol (weekly): £6.55
  • Going out (weekly): £5.97

Where to study?

There might be some additional expenditure that should be taken into account; it’s completely up to you and your family how you want to plan that. So here we are with the names of top 10 most cost-effective cities in the UK that we have aggregated from the QS Rankings and Business Insider, to help you choose wisely the most cost-effective city for you to study in the UK. You should plan ahead of time so that everything falls in place. Good luck!

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