Top 5 Low Tuition Countries in Asia Offering English Taught Courses

Several students when considering English taught education, like to think of university options in the US or Europe without realizing universities in Asia are equally offering English taught courses and are world class. Thus find below the list of countries in Asia offering English taught programs for international students. On top of that, universities operate low tuition fee policy.

(1) The Peoples Republic of China:

There are a grand total of 105 universities offering more than 327 English taught degrees including over 143 bachelors and 183 masters. Given China’s rapid advancement in science and technology, companies are always looking to recruit graduates who study there.

Donghua University- 40 Courses

Beijing Institute of Technology- 35 Courses

Tsinghua University- 22 Courses

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Cost of Living in China

Everyone knows of the fast growth of the chinese economy,as such  the cost of living in China is not quite as cheap as it used to be. However, tuition fees are affordable and is around US$3,500 per year in Beijing. And the cost of living in Shanghai, China’s most expensive city, is estimated to be roughly half that of New York.

Accommodation cost is between US$200 and US$300 per month (depending on the city), and transport a handful of small change, you’ll be spared the financial turmoil of students elsewhere.

 (2) Malaysia

There are six Universities  offering 239 taught english programs including 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 97 masters program. International students love studying in Malaysia because of its rich multicultural study environment plus affordable tuition fees.

University of Malaya- 79 courses.

Universiti Sains Malaysia- 57 courses

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia- 54 courses.

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Top 5 Universities in Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi MARA

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Teknologi  Malaysia

Work and Study

The laws in Malaysia allows holders of student permits to work and study.This means students can supplement their living and earn extra pocket money for social and traveling activities.Students are allowed to work part time for up to 20 hours per week.   

(3) Taiwan

Taiwan offers 216 english taught degrees. Universities in Taiwan have been actively recruiting international students while the government continues to offer numerous scholarships to attract them.

Chaoyang  University of Technology- 30 programs.

I-Shou University-23 programs.

National Taiwan University- 20 courses


How to apply

  • Make sure you are eligible to apply as an international student.
  • Make sure you’ve done research about programs of your interest.(see Programs
  • Make sure the program you intend to apply is open to international students.
  • Make sure you are well aware of and meet all the requirements from individual schools.
  • Make sure you fill in the application form correctly and have all the required documents.
  • Make sure to send the application package in time.
  • Make sure you’ve received an admission letter. You’ll need it when applying for a visa and registering.
  • (4) Hong Kong

6 universities in Hong Kong offer 196 taught english programs.Hong Kong attracts talent, upholds academic integrity and promotes academic exchange resulting in increased internationalization.

Chinese University of Hong Kong- 70 courses

City University of Hong Kong- 70 courses.

Hong Kong University of Science and Tech-28 courses.

Low Tuition Universities

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Academy for performing arts
  • The Open University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Shue Yang University
  • Chu Hai College of Higher Education
  • Hang Seng Management College
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Lingnan University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

(5) Japan

29 Universities offer 141 english taught programs. Universities in Japan provide top notch expertise in scientific research,supporting innovation, creative ideas and challenging international students to reach their truest potential.

University of Tokyo-21 courses

Kyushu university- 19 courses

University of Tsukuba- 19 courses

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees in Japan, although some of the most expensive in Asia, still look very appealing in comparison to Western countries such as the UK or the US. Typically, you can expect to pay between ¥500,000 and ¥1,000,000 (US$4,140-8,280) annually – but don’t make the mistake of assuming the highest rates are charged by the highest-ranked institutions. For instance, Japan’s top two universities in the QS World University Rankings – the University of Tokyo and Osaka University – charge annual tuition fees of ¥535,800 per year (US$4,440) for most programs at undergraduate and master’s level, plus an additional ¥282,000 (US$2,330) for the ‘admission fee’. There is also an additional yearly charge of ¥17,000-¥30,000 (US$140-$250) for examination fees.


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