Studying in the UK is a dream come true for most people especially Nigerians. With the illustrious Cambridge and Oxford University sitting at the top of an impressive list of universities in the UK, one would be forgiven for wanting to be an alumni of these universities.
Alas the fees for these schools means they are out of the reach of the average student. When you consider the exchange rate of the Naira to Pounds, you will be forgiven for screaming. This doesn’t mean that any student who is interested in studying in the UK should give up on his or her dream. There are scholarships that can see one through these schools.
Another option is studying at a cheaper University in the UK. This is an option that a lot of students have explored and haven’t regretted.
Below we will take a look at cheap universities in the UK that students from Nigeria can apply to. By cheap, this doesn’t mean everyone can apply as cheap is relative, however it can be affordable to students from Nigeria.
Cheap Universities in the UK
1. University of Hull: Located in Hull, a port City in East Yorkshire, the University of Hull is a public university that tops our list as it is the cheapest as per data. Founded in 1927, it is ranked 601 in university rankings by Times Higher Education. It is affordable and offers quality education. With a cost of £8950 per annum as tuition fees for some courses, this university is a dream come true for students seeking cheap universities in the UK.
2. University of Sunderland: This university is a public university located in Sunderland and has been in existence since 1901 as a municipal college before gaining University status in 1992.
Aside the scenery the city provides, it has affordable housing and an excellent transportation system. Tuition ranges from £13,000 depending on your course of study. Ranked at 77 in the list of Universities in the UK, you can be rest assured you are getting value for your money.
3. Teesside University: Located in Middlesbrough, it is a public university with a rich history. Founded in 1930, it ranks 68th in the Guardian University guide of 2021. Facilities, accommodation are affordable and state of the art and this really makes this university one to consider for Nigerian prospective students. Tuition for undergraduate courses is around £13,000 per annum, whilst for post graduate courses that will take 2 years to complete, it cost £17,000 (£8500 per annum). This is very cheap considering options available.
4. University of Cumbria: Formed as recently as 2007 after the merger of various universities, this public university is located in Carlisle and other locations like Lancaster, Ambleside and London. With an annual tuition fee of £13250 to £15,500 for both undergraduate and post graduate courses (depending on course), this university is another option for students from Nigeria who intend to study in the UK.
5. Buckinghamshire New University: Located in Buckinghamshire, this university was founded in 1891. It ranks 137 amongst Universities in the UK. We cannot ascertain the quality of education provided; however, we can tell you how much this particular university will cost you in terms of tuition. The average course will set you back by £14,250.
6. Coventry University: Located in Coventry and established in 1843, Coventry university is renowned for expertise in health, peacebuilding and agroecology and its contribution in the automotive field. It is ranked 50 in the Times University Rankings and has an illustrious history. Despite all its qualities, it is affordable as the average course tuition fee is £16,300. If I might add, Coventry University is also in the list of top 30 Universities in the world for international
students and the credit is well deserved.
So, there you have it, our list of top cheapest Universities in the UK for Nigerian students in 2022. Please note that the tuition fees are all for the year 2022 and varies based on course of study and if you are an undergraduate or post graduate student.
Kindly note that with these Universities listed above, you have the opportunity when applying to some of them to make installment payment for your tuition, making it very easy to gain admission and apply for a visa. Visit their sites to get the contact information of their agents as most of them have agents located in Nigeria who are to assist you with gaining an admission without extra cost you. Thanks for your time.