Friday, September 8, 2017

n every measure, Britain is an expensive place to study, and students who shun our universities in favour of higher education abroad could save tens of thousands of pounds.

Tuition fees in the UK have now reached £9,250 a year and students also face some of the highest living costs in the world. 

Fortunately there are a number of countries where universities offer degree programmes entirely in English, along with the chance to learn the local language while you live there.

Zoe Dawson-Williams of foreign exchange firm Moneycorp said: “Britain is currently home to the highest tuition fees and the highest cost of living for students in Europe. As a result, cheaper overseas alternatives are gaining traction as viable options.”

Here are the main points you need to be aware of and some examples of how much it might cost to study for your degree abroad.

Finding a course

If you want to study in English, be prepared to do some digging. Master’s degrees taught in English are prevalent throughout Europe and Asia, but undergraduate options are harder to find.

Even if one university in a country doesn’t offer any English-taught degrees, others may, and programmes change frequently. The website allows you to search for degree programmes worldwide.

The Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan, Malaysia, Spain, Italy and China are some of the countries where you can find degrees taught in English, although the prevalence varies.