How much will it cost me when I am in the UK?

This week’s blog post is in reply to a question from a student about the likely cost of day-to-day living in the UK. Budgeting for your course fees and living costs while you are studying in the UK will be an important consideration for most international students. For some students, certain aspects of living in the UK may be much more expensive than their home countries. Before you come you might wish to check out prices in some online supermarkets in the UK to find out how much you will need to budget for food. Other key considerations will be accommodation and possible transport costs (e.g. bus to Uni).

The UKCISA website offers very useful guidance about preparing for living costs in the UK. It also provides information about bringing cash with you, currency limits and travel insurance. Other possible costs to consider are medical insurance and contents insurance.

Another very helpful resource is the International Student Calculator. This is an interactive tool to help you work out how to manage your money and build a budget for living and studying in the UK in advance.

If you have a question related to academic life and study in the UK and you can’t find the answer in the Prepare for Success learning resources, write it on the Question Wall and we will try to answer it here in the blog next time.

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2 Responses to How much will it cost me when I am in the UK?

  1. Furqan Arshad says:

    Thanks for the valuable links about living cost for a student visiting UK for studies. Normally international students sort this thing within their Scholarship amount and don’t worry about the extra costs or living expense in UK but there are number of students coming without scholarship and they look for budget stay in UK.

  2. Christine Wei says:

    i will start my master’s program in September in 2016, my husband and my kid will come along with me. i wonder whether it is easy for my husband to find a job there. the university is in Bournemouth city.I am holding Tier 4 student visa, so i assume he can take a full-time job