Low Tuition Universities in Canada, Bulgaria and Uk: Tuition Fees

Admission Requirements and How to Apply Canada

Applying to any Canadian university as an international student takes different methods. This is because different universities in Canada have their own policy regarding admission requirements. You need to visit the webpage of any university you may want to apply for specific guidelines on that. Better still, if you want to apply for graduate studies in Canada, you will have to pass through these steps below:

  • Fill in an application form online
  • Submit your qualifications and transcripts
  • Show proof in proficiency in English or French( language of instruction is based on the program you want to study)
  • Submit letters of recommendation
  • You will need to write letter of motivation – an essay explaining why you chose to study in Canada
  • For international students that finished their undergraduate program outside Canada, you may be required to pay an International Credential Evaluation fee to have your qualifications valid
  • Finally, after your admission is guaranteed, you have to apply for a visa or study permit, and can also apply for scholarships or grants.

List of low Tuition universities in Canada with Fees

Universities Undergraduate tuition fees Postgraduate tuition fees
Brandon University $5000 to $8000 $5000 to $8000
Memorial University of Newfoundland $6000 to $8800 $6000 to $8800
Saint Paul University $5000 to $6000 $5000 to $6000
Athabasca University $9000 to 10000 $9000 to $10000
Concordia University Edmonton $11000 to 12000 $11000 to 12000
University of Manitoba $12000 to 14000 $8000 to 10000
University of Saskatchewan $12000 to $14000 $4000 to $6000
University of Winnipeg $12000 to $15000 $12000 to $15000
McMaster University $14000 to $16000 $14000 to $16000
University of Victoria $14000 to $16000 $6000 to $8000
University of Ottawa $14000 to $16000 $14000 to 16000
Dalhousie University $14000 to $16000 $14000 to $16000
Mount Royal University $11000 to $12000 $11000 to $12000

Cost of Living in Canada 

Cost of living  simply means the amount of money a student needs to take care of his/her expenses like feeding, accommodation, transportation etc. In Canada, it can be estimated as $600 to $800 a month for a student’s living expenses. This amount will take care of his/her feeding, buying of books, stationery, transportation etc. 

Breakdown of the cost of living in Canada for students

  • Accommodation (bedroom apartment) – $400 approximately per month.
  • Books and supplies – $1000 per year
  • Movies – $8.50 – $13
  • Average restaurant meal – $10 – $25 per person
  • Groceries – $150 – $200 per month

A student can spend more or less. This list is just an estimate.

Study in Bulgaria

Tuition Fees 

Tuition fees are comparatively low in Bulgaria.  A preparatory course in English or Bulgarian costs around €2,500 (~US$2780) per year. As an international student, you should estimate average fees of €2,900-8,000 per year. Tuition fees for medical courses are higher than other courses thus, students planning to study any medical course in Bulgarian universities should budget something slightly higher than what we have above. If you are EU/EEA and Swiss students of all study levels, you are eligible to apply for the Bulgarian tuition fee loan, and scholarships are sometimes offered by Bulgarian universities to help international students fund their studies.


30 September is usually the deadline for applying to universities in Bulgaria in the same year before the course commences for English-taught courses, or 15 September for courses taught in Bulgarian. However, this varies from university to university.

Cost of Living

Costs of living in Bulgaria are low and affordable, especially in comparison to other study destinations. Your living costs, including accommodation, transport, food and other expenses, As an international student, you have to budget about US$7,200 per year to take care of expenses like books, accommodation, transport, food, etc.  The above estimates depend on how you spend your money on things and your living location. If you prefer to rent privately, this will cost more and should be at least €100 a month (~US$110). 

How to apply

As an international student, you should apply directly to your chosen Bulgarian university. Most Bulgarian universities require international applicants to provide copies of relevant documents, which may include a diploma or certificate proving successful completion of the previous stage of education, a medical certificate, a valid passport or ID, and an English language test result (if studying in English). Also, other universities may ask you to take an exam to test your proficiency in Bulgarian or English language depending on the language you intend to study your course in. If you are not successful in any of these proficiency exams, you may have the option to enroll in a year-long preparatory course studying either Bulgarian or English.

List of universities in Bulgaria

Academy of the Ministry of Interior – Sofia

Agricultural University – Plovdiv

American University in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Virtual University

Burgas Free University

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy

University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy

University of Economics Varna

University of Food Technology

University of Forestry

University of Mining and Geology

University of National and World Economy

University of Shumen “Episkop Konstantin Preslavski”

University “Prof. Asen Zlatarov” – Burgas

Varna Free University

Veliko Tarnovo University

Tsenov Academy of Economics – Svishtov

European Polytechnical University

Higher School of Insurance and Finance

“Lyuben Karavelov” Civil Engineering University

Medical University – Pleven

Medical University – Plovdiv

Medical University – Varna

National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts

National Academy of Arts

National Military University

National Sports Academy

New Bulgarian University

“Nikola Vaptsarov” Naval Academy

“Pantcho Vladigerov” National Academy of Music

Plovdiv University

Rakovski Defence and Staff College


Study in Uk

List of low tuition universities in the UK, tuition fees, cost of living, visa, how to apply and admission requirements are what you will find in this article. Uk is a good study abroad destination located in Europe and many international students desire to spend their study years there.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees in UK for an average undergraduate UK course per year

Courses Fees
Foundation courses £4,000 to £14,000 
Arts courses £7,000 to £10,000 
Science courses  £7,500 to £25,000 
Clinical courses £10,000 to £30,000 

For postgraduate (Masters/MSc)

Courses Fees
Arts and humanities courses £7,000 to £15,000 
Science courses £7,500 to £35,000
Clinical courses  £10,000 to £40,000 
MBA £4,000 to more than £50,000 

Note that these fees do not include fees for practical. 

Cost of Living in UK 

Cost of living in UK is amazingly low and affordable for international students who wish to study abroad in UK. It is estimated at £800 to £1200 per month. This amount certainly covers the accommodation cost, books and stationery, travels, food, and so on. The only factor that can alter this expense rate is the student’s way of managing his/her resources.

Admission requirements

For undergraduate courses, a student usually needs to have achieved further education qualifications (such as A-levels, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Higher, or equivalent qualifications from your country) in related subjects.

For Admission to Master’s Degree a UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, awarded with first or 2nd-class Honors, or a qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution in your country is required. Where the US/Canadian marking scheme is used, a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required

If English isn’t your first language, the university or college may ask you to take an English language test or show your English language qualifications before you can enroll. This may also be necessary for your visa application.

You may be required to show a result from any of these English tests. 

  1. International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with score 6 or above depending on the course and institution
  2. Grade C in Cambridge Proficiency of English or Cambridge Advanced English; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with score 550 or above.
  3. NEAB University Entrance Test in English for speakers of other languages at Grade 3. 

Visa requirements

If you want to study in the UK as an international student, you will need a Tier 4 (General) student visa. For your visa application to be valid, you must satisfy these requirements;

  1. You must have been offered admission to study a course
  2. You must have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course
  3. You must hail from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

Note this also: You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the start of your course. And you should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.

How to apply for admission into UK schools 

The universities in the UK accept online application. For undergraduate study, you will need to apply through UCAS. Also visit your university of choice’s webpage.

List of low tuition Universities in the UK

  Name of School            Undergraduate                Postgraduate
Glyndwr University £7,450 £8,100
Staffordshire University £9,875
University of Bedfordshire £9,600 £9,600
Edinburgh Napier University £10,080 £10,760
Queen Margaret University £10,170 £10,170
Robert Gordon University 9,900 £10,000
Royal Agricultural University £9,000
Cardiff Metropolitan University £9,700 £10,000
Aberystwyth university £9,750 £10,750
Southampton Solent University £9,785 £10,300
Leeds Trinity University £9,300 £8,500
Leeds Metropolitan  University £9,500 £10,100
Canterbury Christ Church University £9,710 £10,510
The University of West London £9,350 £9,950

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