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Postgraduate cost of living

The cost of living in Stirling is one of the lowest in the UK (Lloyds Bank, 2017), 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 table below gives you an indication of the approximate cost of living at university. Your actual costs will depend on your lifestyle.

 MonthlyThree semesters
University accommodation rent*  £372-£652 £4,650-£8,150
Food £180 £2,160
Leisure  £120  £1,440 
Clothing  £30  £360
Books  £25  £300
Phone  £25  £300
Travel**  £30 £360
Total  £782-£1062  £9,570-£13,070

* Includes utilities, WiFi, bedding and bed linen, insurance, housekeeping assistance and 24/7 staff assistance
** This does not include any travel home

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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Living on a budget

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

Six of our top tips

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