Living costs

It is very difficult to estimate an individual's living costs as we all have different lifestyle requirements and spending habits.

However, as a general guideline, we provide you with an estimate of average costs for accommodation and living expenses for a single student over a 40 week period.

Please note that the following estimate does not include the tuition fees and the costs of trips from and to your home country. Also bear in mind that your tuition fees are subject to increase year on year and you should make provision for any rise in costs.

Expenditure Cost
 Rent at average of £90/week (incl. utility bills - heating, electricity, water)  £ 3,600
 Food at average of £30/week  £ 1,200
 Books and other material  £ 400
 Leisure/social (entertainment, going out) at average of £40/week  £ 1,600
 Other general expenses (phone, washing, clothing)  £ 1,200
 Total average estimated costs  £ 8,000

International students

Try the International Student Calculator, a free online tool to help you manage your money during your studies.

Students bringing families

If accompanied by a spouse or older child you should allow at least an extra £4,000 per year and a minimum of £1,500 for each accompanying young child.

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