London is one of the most exciting and rewarding cities to live in in the world! It is much cheaper to experience living in London as a student with the large range of discounts available on almost everything, from public transport to theatre tickets.
Your living expenses will depend on your choices and although London can be expensive, there are opportunities to get the best out of London on a limited budget.
You need to ensure that you have sufficient funds for your fees and that you have enough money for accommodation, food, travel, books and other living expenses. The information below is intended as a guide only, as living costs will vary depending on your individual circumstances and lifestyle.
As a broad estimate of the funds needed to live to a reasonable standard in London, we currently estimate that students should allow approximately £1,265 per month for living costs, in addition to tuition fees.
Living expenses will depend on the type of accommodation you are staying in. Price increases and unexpected expenditure should also be taken into account. Students arranging initial short-term accommodation on arrival in London need to budget for this too.
You may also wish to consider additional initial arrival costs such as accommodation deposits, utensils, clothing, etc.