Cost of living in the UK
It is important to budget sensibly while you are a student to ensure that you have enough money to live on and to complete your studies.
The table below gives a breakdown of the essential living costs of an average Manchester student for one academic year.
The estimates are based on average annual expenditure of an undergraduate or postgraduate single student on a full-time course.
Estimated living costs 2012/13
(average cost for self-catering halls)
|Books and stationery (depending on your course, and if you buy new or second hand)||390||475|
(including provision of warm clothing and footwear)
Other general living expenses
If you require a visa to come to the UK, you are granted it on condition that you can pay your tuition fees and living expenses (for you and your family) without having to depend on finding work in the UK.
The International Student Calculator website may help you to plan and manage your money for your studies in the UK, although please be aware that costs of living may vary slightly from region to region: