Postgraduate cost of living

Stirling is amongst the UK’s most affordable cities (Lloyds Bank, Affordable Cities 2019), and the city offers a wide range of part-time employment opportunities.

In addition to your tuition fees, you’ll also need to consider how you plan on covering your postgraduate living costs over the course of your studies. The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.

What are student living costs?

When planning your student budget, the kind of costs you need to take into account include:

  • Rent (at Stirling the rent for two semesters of University accommodation ranges from £3,780-£8,010 This includes utilities, wifi, bedding and bed linen, insurance, housekeeping assistance and 24/7 staff assistance.)
  • Utility bills if staying in private accommodation
  • Travel to and from your accommodation as well as travel back home
  • Food
  • Toiletries
  • Books
  • Phone
  • Clothing
  • Leisure

Which? have put together an estimated breakdown of student costs for the University of Stirling to help you work out your budget.

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Need help with living costs?

If you live in the UK, you may be eligible for a loan to get help with your postgraduate living costs. Financial support could be in the form of a loan, grant or bursary. Contact your local funding body for further information. The amount of financial support you receive will depend on your personal circumstances and household income.

We also have a wide range of scholarships that could help fund your studies.

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There are plenty of ways to manage your money and stretch your finances to make sure you live comfortably while studying with us.