Study In Wales: Cost of Living in Wales,Tuition Fees Plus List of Universities

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Study In Wales: Cost of Living in Wales,Tuition Fees Plus List of Universities

Every picture of the country Wales is like a snapshot on a glossy postcard with breathtaking sceneries. The country is actually that way. It is part of the United Kingdom and is located in southwest Britain.

International students who love nature would love the rugged beautiful hills and mountains, a coastline that is an adventurer’s dream, an exotic culture that seems out of place in Britain and a distinct language. All these look like good reasons to study in Wales.

Bordered by the Irish Sea to the north and west and England to the south and east, this country of just over 3 million inhabitants promises high-quality education for international students. Students can also look forward to relatively low cost of living, several world historic sites dotting the landscape and an international community with two highly cosmopolitan cities of Swansea and Cardiff.

Cost of living in Wales

In the United Kingdom, Wales generally has some of the lowest average cost of living while at the same time enjoying a high standard of living.

Living costs depend on location with those living in the big cities having to pay more for goods and services. The living cost would be discussed for each of the universities in the sections below

List of top 4 Universities, Tuition fee and cost of living

1. Cardiff University

Cardiff University was founded 134 years ago and presently has a student population of about 35,000. This University is located in the city of Cardiff and offers courses in various disciplines leading to a bachelor’s, Master’s or doctorate degrees.

For several years now, Cardiff University has been ranked the top University in Wales and is one of the best universities in the UK.

Cost of living in Cardiff for students

Cost of living for students on campus

For students, depending on the particular choice, feeaccommodationdation are between £3600 and £4400 per year. For private accommodations in the university, students should expect to pay between £2650 and £3200 per year.

Other expenses
  • Transportation (monthly regular pass) – 45
  • Internet – 21.23
  • Food at a decent restaurant – 10
  • Milk – 0.85/liter
  • Rice – 1.18/kg
  • Beef – 13.01/kg
  • Utilities – 119.38/month

(All prices are in pounds sterling)

Tuition fees

Generally, the tuition fees vary depending on the program one is enrolled in and the number of years. Typical, the tuition profile of international students in Cardiff University are listed below:

Undergraduate/annum
  • Classroom – 14,500
  • Mixed – 18,250
  • Laboratory – 18,250
  • Clinical – 32,250

Postgraduate/annum

  • Classroom – 14,500
  • Mixed – 18,250
  • Laboratory – 18,250
  • Clinical – 18,250

(All tuition are in pounds sterling)

International students should check the official website for more information.

2. Aberystwyth University (AU)

Located in the town of Aberystwyth, which has a population of about 50,000 inhabitants, the University is second on the list of top ranked universities in Wales. The 145-year-old University has a student population of about 10,000 and is open to qualified international students to apply for admission.

They have programs in various fields leading to bachelor, Masters and doctorate degrees

Cost of living for Students

All first-year students are entitled to university accommodation. There are about 4000 bedrooms of different quality and sizes for students. A student’s choice would off course depend on individual budget.

  • Cost of University accommodation – between £3 700 and £5000
  • Private accommodation on campus – £2,900 – £3700

Cost of living outside campus/annum

  • Room (Standard Single) – from 280
  • Food – 10
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price)- 20.00
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) – 0.90
  • Rice (white), (1kg) – 1.15
  • Beef Round (1kg)- 7
  • Utilities – 180
  • Internet – 18.33

(All prices are in pounds sterling)

Tuition fees

The tuition fees vary between programs and the length of time to be spent in the university. On the average though, the tuition fee starts from as low as £13,000 pounds to as high as £15,000 per annum for science Postgraduate science students who have to use the Laboratory.

For more information, intending international students should check the official website.

3. Swansea University

Swansea University was founded in 1920 and is located in the large city of Swansea with a population of about 250,000 inhabitants.

The university is ranked 48 in the UK and features in the list of top universities worldwide. The student population is about 20,000 with a large number of international students from various parts of the world

Swansea University offers programs leading to bachelor’s, Masters and doctorate degrees in many disciplines.

Cost of living for students

Cardiff University provides all first-year students guaranteed accommodation. The accommodation comes complete with Internet access, en-suite, and are all within walking distance of lecture halls.

  • University accommodation — £5,000 – £5,440/annum
  • Private accommodation on campus – £2,679 – £3,431/annum
Other expenses for off-campus living
  • Room (Standard single) – from 416.67/month
  • Food – 12
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price)- 79
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) – 0.78
  • Rice (white), (1kg) – 1.08
  • Beef Round (1kg)- 9.44
  • Utilities – 145
  • Internet – 21.75

(All prices are in pounds sterling)

Tuition fees

The typical fees paid by foreign students in Swansea University range from £12,900 for undergraduate students to £18,500 for postgraduate students in science courses

More information for international students is provided on the official website of the university

4. Bangor University

Bangor is the fourth-ranked university in Wales. It has a world ranking of 615 and is the 56th best university in the United Kingdom according to the latest rankings.

Established in 1884, it is located in the mid-sized town of Bangor and with another campus in Wrexham. The town of Bangor has a population of about 50,000 people with students contributing about 15,000 to that number.

The university offers programs leading officially recognized bachelor’s, Masters and doctorate degrees in various disciplines.

Student cost of living

First year students are guaranteed accommodation within the university if they apply on time.

The cost of accommodation in the Bangor main campus is as follows:

  • On campus accommodation – from £4,302/annum
  • Private on-campus accommodation – between 2948 and 3,431 pounds per annum

And in the Wrexham campus, accommodation costs are:

  • On campus accommodation – from £3,280/annum
  • Private on-campus accommodation – between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds per year.

Cost of living in Bangor

  • Food – 12.00
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price)- 26.00
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter)- 0.86
  • Rice (white), (1kg) – 1.35
  • Beef Round (1kg)- 7.87
  • Utilities – 138.23/month
  • Internet – 20.00

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees vary between programs and the length of time to be spent in the university. On the average though, the tuition fee starts from as low as £11,750 pounds to as high as £18,000 per annum for science postgraduate science students who have to use the laboratory.

For further information on international students, see the official website of the university.

English Requirements

English is the mode of teaching in all universities in Wales.

 

All international students from non-English speaking countries would need to prove their proficiency by providing acceptable test scores for the relevant exams as demanded by each University.

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