Cost of Living

The cost of living here at the University of Stirling is reasonably low, compared to London and other major cities in the UK. We do, however have all the facilities that students want in terms of teaching standards and socialising both on and off campus.

We also have a travel agent on campus to help you plan your travel. As Stirling is at the heart of Scotland, it makes it an obvious starting place to explore the country.

Students who study on an Undergraduate course on average spend around £5,000-£6,000 per year; this can of course vary depending on your lifestyle. This includes accommodation, food, travel and entertainment.

Students on a postgraduate course on average spend more per year, due to the length of Master's courses (11 months). We estimate that the living costs for a postgraduate student would be approximately £7,000 - £8,000. This again will vary depending on the student's lifestyle.

  UK averageStirlingLondon
Undergraduate living costs £5,375 £5,300 £6,763
Postgraduate living costs £7,164 £6,900 £8,940

The average cost of basic items at the University of Stirling.

ItemCost
University Accommodation £225 - £275 per month
Food £150 - £170 per month
Wine £5 - £6 per bottle
Beer £1.60 per 500ml can
Haircut £9 - £20
T-shirts, underwear £5 - £10
Shirts and tops, light sweaters, light shoes £15 - £25
Jeans and casual trousers, heavier sweaters and shoes £35 and under
Small electrical appliances (eg hairdryer/toaster) £15 - £20
Textbooks £10 - £50 (although these can be bought second hand very cheaply)
Newspaper 20p - £2.00
Magazines 50p - £3.00
CDs £5 - £18
Restaurant Meal £10 - £15 per head (excluding drinks)
Cinema Ticket £4 - £9
Bus journey to London £30 return
Train journey to London from £55 return
Flight to London (from Edinburgh or Glasgow) From £60 return (depends on time of year)

This is only a guideline to costs at the University of Stirling. The amount that can be spent varies from student to student depending on their lifestyle.

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