Living expenses

Costs to consider when planning your finances for your time at university.

It's important to budget and plan your finances for your time at university, especially with the cost of living and energy prices rising significantly. 

Have a look at different tools like the Save the Student calculator to help work out your budget. You'll need to consider things like:

  • accommodation
  • utilities
  • food
  • travel
  • books, printing and photocopying
  • clothes and toiletries 
  • sports and entertainment 
  • phone bills
  • hobbies
  • additional course costs like placement expenses.

Actual costs will vary depending on the individual and your own circumstances. It's important to do your own research and understand your budget.

If you are experiencing money worries, or are dealing with debt, there are people that can help and offer advice. The University also continues to offer emergency and hardship funds for those experiencing financial difficulty.

Money saving tips

Follow these money saving tips to cut down on costs and make the most of your money.

Advice for international students

Got a question about the cost of studying in the UK?

Contact the International Office.

Money advice drop ins

If you have a funding worry or query, join an online drop in Monday - Friday: 

No need to book, click the link and an Adviser will be with you shortly. 

Or you can contact us by email: money-advice@bristol.ac.uk.

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