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Living Expenses

Living expenses

Students waiting for a busLondon is one of the most exciting and rewarding cities to live in the world! It is much cheaper to live in London as a full-time student with the large range of discounts available on almost everything from public transport to theatre tickets.

Rough guide to expenses

As a rough guide, our following estimates are the minimum spend to live in reasonable comfort, excluding tuition fees. These cover:

  • accommodation
  • food
  • travel within London.

For more details about travel costs see the Transport for London website).

Additional expenses may include:

  • travel outside London
  • books
  • clothing
  • thesis presentations.

Living expenses will depend on the type of accommodation you have.

Estimated expenses are for a full year for the 2013-14 session. Price increases and unexpected expenditure should be taken into account. Students arranging initial short-term accommodation on arrival in London need to budget for this. If you have dependent children, we recommend that you add £2,500 per child.

 

Estimated living expenses

Home/EU students

 Academic Year

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Single student

£11,756

£13,800

£14,490

£15,215

Couple

£18,021

£19,800

£20,490

£21,215

Estimated living expenses

International students 

 Academic Year

 2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17 

Single student

£13,128

£15,800

£16,490

 £17,215

Couple

£20,390

£21,800

£22,490

 £23,215

Advice and guidance

At King's we have a dedicated team of Student Advisers who are on hand to help you manage your money.
 
Further guidance can be found by visiting www.studentcalculator.org.uk or for international students go to the Living in the UK section at www.educationuk.org

International students

International students requiring a visa to study in the UK are required by the UK Border Agency to demonstrate that they are able to meet the total costs of their study. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover all your expenses once you arrive.

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