Rent – What African Students going to the UK should know

The UK is becoming a more favoured destination for African students given the post study work visa that offers a pathway to residency and possible citizenship long term.

While post graduate tuition fees in the UK could be as high as £40,000 per annum, there are schools with fees as low as £10,000 per annum.

Also, International students could make tuition payments in up to 3 installments. This lowers the entry costs making it more affordable in principle.

The next hurdle financially would be the living costs and while students can work up to 20 hours a week, the wage proceeds can only go as far as the cost of living.
Often, the bulk of living costs are spent on Rent.

We are providing you with a list of the top 15 cities in the entire UK (England, Scotland & Wales) with the lowest rents to inform your decision when seeking out schools.

The data was mined from Numbeo

1. Kingston upon Hull (18.46 Rent Index)

2. Derby .                     

3. Stoke-on-Trent.                    

4. Coventry.           

5. Leicester.                        

6. Liverpool.                   

7. Dundee.

8. Aberdeen.

9. Sheffield      

10. Newcastle upon Tyre

11. Belfast

12. Nottingham

13. Plymouth

14. Cardiff

15. Leeds (27.54 Rent Index)

London, Oxford and Brighton have the highest rents in the UK with indices of 66.29, 54.78 and 49.44 respectively.

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