Your other living expenses will depend on your way of life. Most students spend in the region of £9,000 - £15,000 a year on their living expenses, including accommodation. If you have expensive hobbies, you'll need to factor these into your budget - or be prepared to adjust your lifestyle.
From £4,474 for a single room in self-catered University accommodation to £7,826 in a catered ensuite (42 week tenancy) including utilities.
From £9,100 for a studio flat in University accommodation to £10,200 for a studio flat from a commercial provider (51 week tenancy).
Approximately £4,800 for a privately rented room in a shared house (52 week tenancy) plus utilities (see below).
These are average figures and costs will vary widely depending on the type of accommodation you choose.
|Food||On average £911 for the 3 terms in catered halls. £1,234 for self-catered or privately renting students.||Be warned, spending £5 a day on a coffee and a sandwich could increase costs by over £1,000 per year!|
Electricity, gas, internet, insurance and water rates will add £500 - £750 per person, per year in a 4-bed shared house.
University accommodation includes bills for these costs.
|Costs vary depending on the size and condition of a house. If you aren't living in your house over summer, you could ask your landlord to reduce the rent.|
|Books, printing and photocopying||£400 per year||You will need to budget for personal copies of books, printing and photocopying.|
|Clothes and toiletries||£700 per year||Can cost a lot more than expected. You may need smart clothes for placements or job interviews.|
|Entertainment and sports||£1,500 per year for: a sports pass, entertainment, additional activities and travel costs.||A University sports pass costs between £290 and £600 per year depending on the level of cover.|
You should also think about phone calls, birthday presents and travel expenses, particularly if you study a long distance from home, as well as additional course costs, such as placement expenses.