Most Affordable Cities for Students In 2015

The Taipei Tower
The Taipei Tower

Every year hundreds and thousands of students cross border in order to get higher education abroad. With the technological development, communicational revolution and innovation in transportation, more and more people are going abroad to get quality education in a world marred by crisis and wars. In most of the cases, students from the under-developed countries go to the developed part of the world in pursuit of better education. These students from under-developed countries cannot afford the high fee or expensive living cost in the foreign countries. Here are the most affordable cities for students in 2015 providing good quality education with low budget.

  1. Taipei:

The Taiwanese capital is the most affordable city for the international students with its low tuition fees. The average tuition fee in one of its internationally acclaimed universities is around $3800 and the cost of living is not very high there. It has ranked 61st in Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey.

  1. Mexico City:

Like Taipei, Mexico has also eight internationally ranked universities with the low tuition fee. It has an average tuition fee as $4000 per year with low cost of living. It has got 150th position in Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey.

  1. Berlin:

The capital of Germany has become one of the enthralling places for the international students as the German government has made its education free of all tuition fees for the international students too. It also has a low living cost with 68th position at Mercer’s Survey.

  1. Vienna:

The historically and culturally rich capital of Austria is also providing free education for EU students, the students from under-developed countries and for most of the African countries’ students. The approximate tuition fee is $500 annually with a little higher living cost as it is placed at 32nd in Mercer’s Survey.

  1. Munich:

Another German city is a lucrative place for students as there are no tuition fees and the cost of living is also not very high as compared with the other European cities as London or Paris. Munich has one of the best universities in Europe too.

  1. Osaka:

As compared to other Japanese cities, like Tokyo or Kyoto, Osaka is a less expensive city. It is ranked as 23rd in Mercer’s Survey and has an average annual tuition fee of $5000 which is low as compared with Tokyo or Kyoto with $7700 and $9000 respectively.

  1. Madrid:

The Spanish capital has four internationally ranked universities with the low tuition fee of around $2000 annually. The cost of living is also low in Madrid with Mercer’s Survey putting it at 63rd out of 214.

  1. Barcelona:

Barcelona has two of the highest ranked universities in Spain. Though it has a little higher tuition fee as compared with Madrid i.e. $2500 per year, but it has a low living cost with its position at Mercers’ Survey at 71st.

  1. Santiago:

Chile’s capital city is the second most affordable city in the region for international students with low cost of living. It is at 88th at Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey. However, the tuition fees are relatively higher in Santiago i.e. around $7500 per year.

  1. Prague:

The cost of living in the capital of Czech Republic is not very high and it’s under 92nd place in Mercer’s Survey. It has three internationally ranked universities with the annual tuition fee of $7000 approximately.

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