10 Most Affordable Countries for Student Who Want to Study Abroad

10. South Africa

Reasonably inexpensive, with low costs of living and tuition fees. Fees vary, but as an example the University of Cape Town charges around US$2,730 for master’s degrees in humanities subjects in 2016, while a bachelor of social science costs approximately US$3,390.


9. Malaysia

Malaysia is undoubtedly one of the cheapest countries to study abroad, particularly in terms of living costs. In terms of tuition fees, you’ll pay an average of MYR 17,000 (~US$4,050) per academic year.



8. Poland

Another of the best places to study abroad on a budget is Poland, which also offers a high quality of education. You can study for free if you can speak Polish. However, there are also many English-taught programs available, costing around €2,000-3000 (~US$2,185-3,280) per year. Living costs are also on the low side, as you shouldn’t need more than €7,800 (~US$8,530) per year.


7. Argentina

You can typically study for free at any state-funded (public) university, with tuition fees of around US$5,000 per year or more at private institutions. You’ll need around US$5,000 for living expenses, with rent costing as little as US$350 per month.


6. India

Tuition fees vary depending on your study level and university, but are typically no higher than US$7,300 a year, and you should be able to live comfortably on as little as US$5,000 a year.


5. Mexico

Tuition fees vary, with private universities charging more, and average around US$5,500 in the capital. Living expenses are also reasonably low in Mexico, with all living costs adding up to around US$500 per month on a standard budget.



4. France

Tuition fees in France are the same for domestic and international students, and for 2015/16 are set at €184 (~US$200) per year for bachelor’s (licence) programs. Living expenses will be highest in the capital, Paris, but you may find it worth the extra cost.


3. Germany

There are no tuition fees charged at undergraduate and PhD level at all public universities, excluding those in Baden-Württemberg. To cover living costs, you’ll need at least €8,700- 9600 (~US$9,500-10,480) per year, but possibly more, depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.


2. Taiwan

Taiwan is another of the cheapest countries to study abroad. Taiwan also offers a good quality of life with relatively low living costs; accommodation costs as little as TW$74000 (~US$2,330) per year.



1. Norway

Norway remains free for everyone, from both within and outside the EU, at public universities. However, as with the other Nordic countries, Norway comes with a high price tag in terms of living costs; you’ll need around NOK 120,000 (~US$14,530) per year.



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