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What is the average cost of university in the UK?

If you are applying to study in the UK, the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and rent are important factors to consider when searching for your perfect university. 

Especially with the current cost of living concerns in the UK, student budgeting has become tougher than ever.

The overall cost of university and living in the UK varies depending on your location. But what will you need to budget for? 

How far will your maintenance loan go before you need to find some additional income? 

To figure out your living costs, understand student loans and the cost of university, check out our articles below to learn everything you need to know about money, finance and budgeting at university.


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Student Finance Guide 2024

Are you looking for undergraduate funding for your university tuition fees and living costs? You will need to apply for student finance. While it may feel daunting, applying for student finance is easy, just read on to find out everything you need to know!


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The Cost of University in the UK

Applying for university but not sure how much it will cost? Read this article to learn about tuition fee loans, what universities offer in terms of financial support, average accommodation costs and the best budgeting tips for living in the UK.


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Student Finance at University: How To Budget Effectively

Learn how to maintain the cheapest university lifestyle, without sacrificing on fun experiences and important must-haves. Want to budget your maintenance loan to last the whole term? We show you how in this article.


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52 Best Student Discounts and Deals

Are you a current student looking to save some extra cash? Explore our guide to the best student discounts and deals to save money and reduce your living costs on entertainment, shopping, food and more!


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Cheapest UK Cities for Student Accommodation

Not sure which city you want to study in? Being a full-time student is expensive, so why not compare the average student accommodation costs of over 70 cities and towns in the UK to help you make your decision?


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Best Student Bank Accounts 2023

Find out about the different student bank accounts available in the UK. Compare the overdrafts, freebies and student reviews of banks to help you make the best financial decision for university.


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Is University Worth it? UK Graduate Outcomes 2023

Compare the cost of accommodation, drop out rates, graduate salaries and employment rates of every university in the UK. Use our table to make the best application decision.

What do students think about the cost of living in the UK?

Student review of Glasgow        member978904 
19th February 2023

“…in comparison to other places in the UK, Glasgow is one of the most affordable places to live…”

One of the cities with the best public transport system I have ever seen for students. Cheap subway tickets and a free bus pass make travelling a breeze. Since I was an international student, the cost of living can be a bit high for accommodations and general expenses but in comparison to other places in the UK, Glasgow is one of the most affordable places to live in. The one minor downside that I have observed is if anyone is not into clubbing and that sort of nightlife there's not a whole lot of things to do at night. 

Student review of Manchester        member1278657
16th February 2023

“…Cost of living has increase but still not too expensive…”

Great city with so much to do and explore. There's pubs, clubs and restaurants for all different kinds of people. Cost of living has increased but still not too expensive.

Student review of Newcastle-upon-Tyne        member1276330
28th January 2023

“…the cost of living is very manageable…” 

Public transport is very good , especially the metro. Shops and restaurants are exceptional, particularly on northumberland street which offers a wide variety of options and is easily accessible. the cost of living is very manageable and nightlife is wonderful.

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