Living costs and budgeting

It is a good idea to plan and prepare a budget before you arrive. Your tuition and study fees do not include personal costs like accommodation, food and study materials. These are your 'living costs', and it's important to spend some time thinking about how to manage your money making sure you can cover them right through to the end of each year.

There can be a massive difference in the costs you face depending on where you choose to study. One of the great advantages of studying at Leicester is that your money will go further. Leicester has been recognised as one of the UK’s most affordable student destinations, meaning you will be studying in one of the best value cities for accommodation, food and other living costs.

Top budgeting tips

We’ve asked our student for their top tips for managing your money at university.

See budgeting tips