Studying in the UK is a large but valuable investment, and therefore requires careful planning in advance to make sure that you know what funds you will need to live comfortably.
The Education UK website gives a general guide to the cost of living in the UK which will vary depending on where you study. You can also use their useful International Student Calculator should you need a tool to help you build a budget for living and studying in the UK.
|Expenditure type||Lower range cost per month||Upper range cost per month|
|Halls of residence accommodation||£536||£1,320|
|Clothes and socialising||£120||£140|
*We recommended that you set aside some extra money for unforeseen expenses or emergencies.
Students enrolled on a full-time course for more than six months are entitled to free healthcare under the British National Health Service, but will have to pay a health surcharge as part of their visa application.
The duration of an undergraduate course in the UK is normally nine months. Based on the estimate above, the cost of living for the year would be between £8,244 - £17,415 plus your tuition fee.
The duration of postgraduate courses in the UK is generally 12 months. Based on the estimate above, the cost of living for the year would be between £10,992 - £23,220 plus your tuition fee.
If your visa allows you to work in the UK during your studies, this may help alleviate some of your expenses, but it is not advisable to rely on this.