An international qualification certificate will effectually sort your professional life. Consequently, students from all over the world are trying to get in the various esteemed UK universities as they provide numerous courses in diversified fields.
Again, the UK has 28% full-time scholars doing part-time jobs. The rest are too busy with their course programmes for taking a job. Even though these are among the most sought-after degrees, students’ limited funds often become a constraint during their course in the distant land of the UK.
What is the most significant factor that determines a student’s choice of University?
Researches have shown that the part of the country where that institution is situated often becomes a determining for students concerning their limited budget.
Studies to create an extensive list of the best budgeted UK-University cities
Marbles.com published a fresh Infographics comparing the UK’s first 50 universities based on their living costs. The Complete University Guide of 2017 primarily made the list of best-ranked higher education institutions.
The world’s most prevalent living cost database, Numbeo, was used to create this Infographics. It includes all student-essentials like travel costs, weekly rent, and even a kebab price to determine the best UK University and give those students the maximum value for their investment.
Indefinitely, no universities from London made to its Top 30’s list.
30 affordable UK scholar hubs as per expenses –
With a weekly rent of £139 and travel pass of £6, Bath is one of the historic UK University towns. Even though it has gained the 30th position only, this place has the most economical meal cost at £40 for two people among all those 50 destinations.
- UEA: University of East Anglia
This University of Norwich continues to remain an affordable destination for students to pursue their dream courses. Its taxi fare is £1.60 per kilometre and £124 is its weekly rent.
The county town of Northeast England has significantly dropped from its previous ranking by 17 places. Yet, it offers a beer pint at £3. Folks staying in Durham don’t have to worry about the weekly rent either which is still affordable at £157.39.
It belongs to one of the 5 cities that offer gym memberships in single digits (£7.08). Additionally, it also has the 2nd cheapest kebab joint available at £4.30. The weekly house rental is super-inexpensive at £130.84.
Edinburgh’s weekly rent tops the survey list with a record low of £102.18. However, the average expense of a pint is £4, and travel passes cost £54, which may put you in the rat race for part-time jobs again.
- Shropshire’s Harper Adams University
With inexpensive gym membership cost of £11.67 and house rent of £127.49 every week, Harper Adams acquires a respectable position in this survey.
Trivia fact: It previously did not have a place in the Complete University Guide’s list.
- University of St Andrews
This Scottish University has risen 12 places up in comparison to the previous listings with its weekly rent of £155. Consequently, students don’t have to worry about rentals when they enrol in this esteemed university.
Having a gym membership of £15.58 and house rent at £147.40 only, Nottingham is not affordable for all. That’s because it has the highest taxi fare of £3 for every kilometre among all the 50 cities.
Travel passes of £47 and weekly rent’s rate at £132.42 of Dundee, Scotland will again set you back with its expensive pint of £3.40.
It has two spectacular features:
- Taxi fare of £1.12 (ranked 4th in that survey)
- Cheapest kebab (2nd in the rank) at £4.30
Climbing 13 places up in the ranking, Southampton offers pint at £3.10 and weekly house rent at £158.58.
Swansea ranks 3rd among the most expensive place outside London and has travel passes for students cost £79. Nonetheless, it has a weekly rental package of £120.91 and pints available at £3.65.
This metropolitan borough in England comes with a weekly rental of £133 and movie tickets at £8.50. However, the average meal costs for two is a little expensive.
Second cheapest taxi tariff (93p/km) has helped Sheffield acquire the 17th position in that survey. Additionally, its weekly rental packages are available to scholars at £132.06.
Its increase in house rentals to £151.23 with gym membership of £15.99 has dropped Birmingham 11 places down from its previous ranking.
15 other places as per their ranks with their weekly rents only:
- Glasgow – £131.36
- Liverpool – £160.960
- Loughborough – £165.11
- Warwick – £119
- Keele – £116.34
- Birmingham’s Aston University – £132.29
- Stirling – £115.73
- Coventry – £135.83
- Lancaster – £139
- Newcastle – £117.93
- Leicester – £133.79
- Queen’s, Belfast – £113
- Cardiff – £144.19
- Strathclyde, Glasgow – £117.30
- Lincoln – £118.80
Lincoln has topped the list as it provides amazing discounts, cheap travel and leisure, and inexpensive living costs. Consequently, Marbles.com decided to declare this as the best academic destination for students.