35+ Cheapest Countries To Study Abroad For Nigerian Students

Are you looking for a good cheap study abroad destination ? Then this post is for you.
 
In this post we have listed out the cheapest countries you can go to study abroad in Europe , Asia, North America and South America as an international student. We have listed out countries with very low tuition fees and cost of living.


Below is the list of the cheapest places around the world in which international students can go to study on a very low budget.
It should also be noted that apart from the tuition fees, additional costs such as accommodation ,transport and feeding should also be considered when planning to study abroad.


Cheapest Countries To Go For Studies Abroad

  • Germany
Average tuition fees: Free for all EU nationals and about $1000  per year for other international students
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available
  • France
Average tuition fees: Free for all EU nationals and about $700  per year for other international students
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available
  • Sweden
Average tuition fees: Free for all students including all international students
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Poland
Average tuition fees: Free for EU nationals and about $1500 per year for other international students.
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Denmark
Average tuition fees: Free for EU nationals and about $1200  per year for other international students.
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Finland
Average tuition fees: Free for all EU nationals and about $1000  per year for other international students
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Belgium
Average tuition fees: Free for all EU nationals and about $1000  per year for other international students.
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Czech Republic
Average tuition fees: Free tuition for all students including international students.
Average cost of living: $1200 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Norway
Average tuition fees: Free for all EU nationals and about $1000  per year for other international students
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Belarus
Average tuition fees: $4400  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Cyprus
Average tuition fees: $5000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Russia
Average tuition fees: $5000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Italy
Average tuition fees: $2000  per year
Average cost of living: $1200 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Ukraine
Average tuition fees: $5000  per year
Average cost of living: $600 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Georgia
Average tuition fees: $5000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Hungary
Average tuition fees: $5500  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Iceland
Average tuition fees: $3000  per year
Average cost of living: $900 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Portugal
Average tuition fees: $3000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Austria
Average tuition fees: Free for all students
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Greece
Average tuition fees: $2000  per year
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available
 
  • China

Average tuition fees: $3000  per year
Average cost of living: $700 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Malaysia
Average tuition fees: $3000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Thailand
Average tuition fees: $2000  per year
Average cost of living: $600 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Pakistan
Average tuition fees: $3000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • India
Average tuition fees: $5000  per year
Average cost of living: $700 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Philippines
Average tuition fees: $5000  per year
Average cost of living: $600 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Indonesia
Average tuition fees: $5000  per year
Average cost of living: $700 per month
  • Hong-Kong
Average tuition fees: $6000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Saudi-Arabia
Average tuition fees: $1000  per year
Average cost of living: $ per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Taiwan
Average tuition fees: $5000  per year
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available
 
  • Mexico
Average tuition fees: $7000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • El-Salvador
Average tuition fees: $8000  per year
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available
 
  • Brazil
Average tuition fees: Public universities are free for all students including international students
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Argentina
Average tuition fees: $3000  per year
Average cost of living: $800 per month
Student jobs: Available

  • Uruguay
Average tuition fees: $4000  per year
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available
  • Venezuela
Average tuition fees: $8000  per year
Average cost of living: $1000 per month
Student jobs: Available
In summary, above are the cheapest study abroad destinations for international students. Contact the school you want to enroll in directly for more details.
It should be known that the cost of studying abroad also depends on the lifestyle and spending habit of a student.
The reality is that the countries mention above are very cheap and some are even free but the cost of living is so high that you might not be able to enjoy the benefit of the tuition free studies.

Let me use studying in Germany as a case study. Germany offers free tuition education to all International students including Nigerians.

The minimum cost of accommodation in Germany for students per month is about $500( 180,000 naira per month).

The cost of feeding per month depends on the individual as people spend differently on food, but just know that at least $200(70,000 naira) is needed to eat well in a country like Germany except you want to be doing fasting.

When you then add the cost of processing a German visa and the cost of flight to Germany, you will have to be budgeting close to $3000( 1 million naira).

From what I just explained, you have seen that it is not really cheap to study abroad even if you attend a tuition free university.

So don't let anybody lie to you that you can study abroad at a very cheap rate.

Some European countries like Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria are cheap because the universities in these countries provide hostel accommodation for international students at very cheap rates like $100 per year.

So once you pay for your accommodation, you won't pay for accommodation again that year. A lot of Nigerian students in Ukraine live comfortably with just 60,000 naira per month.

In conclusion, studying abroad is not cheap except you to go to third world countries like Congo, Niger, Mozambique etc.

To study abroad in any European country, just know that you will have to spend money.

We recommend Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Cyprus and Georgia if you want a country to study at the lowest rate as possible.