How Can I Study In The UK For Free?

Studying in the UK is considered to be a rite of passage for many European students. Who can pass on the opportunity to study at some of the world’s most prestigious Universities whilst enjoying the eclectic British lifestyle?

The UK is famed for its world-leading undergraduate programmes, diverse research facilities and acclaimed postgraduate opportunities and attracts more than 130,000 of the brightest student minds from the EU every year.

The main drawback for most mainland EU students is the dreaded cost that is associated with studying and living in the UK. It’s hard to believe that tuition fees were non-existent a mere twenty years ago!

Fear not cash-conscious students – there are still ways you can study in the UK for free without having to travel back to the 90s.

Here’s our pick of top Scholarships that can help you to study in the UK for free:


How creative are you? This scholarship opportunity wants you to submit a YouTube video explaining why you’ve chosen your course of study and make it compelling enough to wow the judging panel.

It won’t cover the entire cost of your University tuition fees but the highly-competitive CastleSmart scholarship offers £6,000 prize which means you have a lot more cash to spend on enjoying your University city.

Hornby Educational Trust

The Hornby Trust scholarships are awarded every year to support teaching English as a foreign language worldwide.

The scholarship funds a one-year Masters in ELT at the University of Warwick and covers all the costs of living in the UK including accommodation, tuition, return flights, visa and the individual’s IELTS test.

Euraxess UK 

Operated by the British Council and launched as an initiative by the European Commission, Euraxess offers various graduate research scholarships for international students wishing to work and study in the UK.

The application process is relatively simple and is open now.


Providing full or part-funding for full time graduate programmes in a full range of subjects, this Government funded scholarship is available for all international students.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships open between 7th August and 7th November 2017.

Entende Cordiale 

Êtes-vous Français? Then this one is for you!

The Entende Cordiale scholarship offers funding for French students who want to study in the UK and British students who plan to study in France for one year or at postgraduate level.

It is available for a number of course-specialisms and the deadline is usually in March every year.

You can also apply for a scholarship funded through your University of choice. For a full range of scholarship opportunities at different UK Universities, check out and find one that is more suited to you.

Then, once you have your University application sorted, you’ll need to organise a place to live. Student Mundial can help you start your University journey.

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