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Most Affordable Study Abroad Destinations

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Study abroad aspirants often ponder over the question – which country is the best yet the cheapest country to study abroad for Indian students i.e. affordable destination for higher education? After all, studying at an international university is a critical decision. There are so many considerations that a student should take into account while choosing a destination. And one of the biggest deciding factors is finance. When considering this factor, you should check for the course and tuition fees, cost of accommodation, living expenses, transportation costs, health insurance, etc.

If you are looking for some affordable & the cheapest country to study abroad for Indian students options, here are some countries that you can consider:

  1. Germany:Around 25,000 international students fly to Germany for higher education every year. The globally accepted degree programs, research opportunities, and participation in the best education system are some huge pull factors. The best thing about this country is that a larger number of universities now offer programs in English ensuring a friendly and comfortable learning atmosphere for the students. Hence, you do not need to have adequate German knowledge. Some popular courses are available in the field of engineering, business, economics, computer science, and natural science.

Related: Free Education in Germany | Study in Germany

Type of ExpensesTotal Amount (Approx.)
Living ExpensesRs. 7.00 lakh
Expenses for MS ProgramsRs. 1.58 lakh
Expenses for MBA ProgramsRs. 9.03 lakh
Expenses for Engineering CoursesRs. 2.36 lakh
  1. New Zealand:This country is known for some of the best and high-ranked yet affordable universities & one of the cheapest country to study abroad for Indian students. These include – Victoria University of Wellington, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, Massey University, and the University of Otago. Most of the best and top-rated universities and colleges of the country are located in cities like Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Napier-Hastings, and Christchurch. Some of the most popular and highly preferred courses for Indian students are Business Studies, Engineering, Computing, Information Technology, Visual Communications, and Tourism and Hotel Management.

Related: Top Reasons Why You Should Study in New Zealand

Type of ExpensesTotal Amount (Approx.)
Living ExpensesRs. 7.50 lakh
Expenses for MS ProgramsRs. 13.06 lakh
Expenses for MBA ProgramsRs. 11.42 lakh
Expenses for Engineering CoursesRs. 10.78 lakh
  1. Ireland:When it comes to affordability, Ireland is one of the destinations highly preferred by Indian students. Some top-rated yet affordable universities of the country include – National University of Ireland Galway, IBAT College Dublin, Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, National College of Ireland, Griffith College, Waterford Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, University College Dublin, and Trinity College. These universities and colleges offer some of the most popular courses in the field of business studies, nursing, medical courses, social sciences, and language and literature.

Related: Why to Study in Ireland

Type of ExpensesTotal Amount (Approx.)
Living ExpensesRs. 8.20 lakh
Expenses for MS ProgramsRs. 11.86 lakh
Expenses for MBA ProgramsRs. 12.32 lakh
Expenses for Engineering CoursesRs. 10.98 lakh

NOTE: Please note that we have only provided you with an estimated amount of studying in the countries listed above. The actual amount may vary from one university to another and from one program to another. It is suggested to check for the expenses before or while applying to your preferred international universities or colleges and courses.


In addition to the cost, your study aboard decision depends on several other factors such as your interest, previous education, work experience (if any), and career objectives. Here, the icing on the cake is that Abroad Education Consultant (AEC) provides career counselling and study abroad consultation for these countries including UK, Australia, Singapore, Japan, and Canada.

Get in touch with us to know more about the universities/colleges and courses available for cheapest country to study abroad for Indian students in these countries. Along with this, we also provide our students with admission assistance, study visa assistance, pre-departure guidance and post-arrival assistance, and scholarship and financial aids. Give us a call on +91-8448446609 or 011-43334444 for further details.