The living costs to study in the UK are relatively cheaper compared to other countries. This is based on the shorter period of time taken to complete an Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualification.
The course is shorter and it is intensive, thus making the living cost and tuition fees much lower. For most courses a fulltime Undergraduate programme takes a minimum 3 years and a Postgraduate takes 1 year.
International students can find details of how to budget their expenses through the International Student Calculator link which will be provided by the University. By using this tool, students will be more at ease and able to concentrate on their studies.
As far as living costs are concerned, these costs will vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, spending habits, and budget. These costs are given by the month. You can calculate your estimated costs based on how long you will be in UK.
Create a budget on your expenses versus income, with this you will know how much to set aside each month to cover your essential out-goings, and how much you can spend on everything else.
To avoid spending all their money in one go, students should plan out how much they can afford to spend each month and use this as a yard stick.
Your rent and bills should be your top priority, so always have the money in your account to cover these each month before you pay your other costs.
It is always advised that students do not carry large sums of money with them. All transactions can be made online with all banks in the UK. Most Universities will have an ATM (Automated Teller Machine) in the campuses.