The Cost of Living in the UK as a Student

For a long time, the United Kingdom has been every Indian science student’s choice for further studies. 

Four out of six top universities of the world are in the UK. Even after its exit from the European Union, the count of international students hasn’t gone down. 

The UK offers some of the most affordable courses all across the world. The biggest advantage is that post-graduation is a one-year course. It saves a lot of money and time, and you can also start working earlier.

Average tuition fees in the UK are around 13538 euros per year. The following list doesn’t include the college fees.

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Here’s what your monthly cost of living in the UK looks like:

  1. Rent – most students share apartments in the UK. On a sharing basis of three students living in a 1BHK, it will cost you £395 per month. If you want to rent the apartment on your own entirely, the cost goes up to £1050 per month.
  2. Food – home-cooked meals are the best, and they also lower costs. If you do most of your cooking at home, it will cost you £145 a month. But if you eat out more often, the cost goes up to £250.
  3. Gas and electricity – both total up to £70 a month. If you stay on the university campus, the electricity cost is included in your monthly rent. Usually, college accommodations are costlier, and students don’t prefer them because there are a lot of restrictions.
  4. Mobile bills – on average, it goes up to £10 – £12 a month.
  5. Stationery and study materials – students often get gift cards from universities to buy stationery. The costs aren’t that high without a discount either. You don’t need to invest in study materials because all universities have massive libraries from where you can take textbooks for studying. Also, professors do mail you study material to support your study.

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