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Living costs

In addition to paying your tuition fees you will also need to consider how you are going to meet your living costs while you are studying.

Funds will be required to cover the costs of your accommodation, food and travel as well as other costs associated with your studies, such as books, and everyday life, such as clothes and entertainment.

"Average living costs" can be difficult to predict, as every student will have different priorities and lifestyle choices. However, for a rough idea, there are some estimations below for a postgraduate in UCL halls and any student renting privately in London.

All costs other than rent and travel are guided by Save the Student's annual National Student Money Survey for 2019.

Postgraduate student in UCL halls

CostsPer weekPer 52-week academic year
Average rent£213£11,076
Student bus pass£15£780
Food£30£1,560
Course materials£4£208
Mobile phone£4£208
Going out£12£624
Clothes, health, other£14£728
Total£292£15,184

Postgraduate student in privately rented accommodation

CostsPer weekPer 52-week contract          
Average rent£170£8,840
Household bills£8£416
Student bus pass£15£780
Food£30£1,560
Course materials£4£208
Mobile phone£4£208
Going out£12£624
Clothes, health, other£14£728
Total£257£13,364

Students who have a dependent spouse and/or children will require a significantly greater amount. All students should be aware that they will incur initial expenses such as a deposit for accommodation and the purchase of books. Some international students may also need to buy clothing for the British climate.