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Undergraduate cost of living

The cost of living in Stirling is more than 40 percent lower than London1. The breakdown below shows you the potential costs of living away from home – but remember, the amount you actually spend will depend on your lifestyle.

What are student living costs?

When planning your student budget, some basic costs should be taken into account, including rent, food and travel. The breakdown below shows the potential costs of living away from home – but remember, your actual spend will depend on your lifestyle.

 MonthlyTwo semesters
University accommodation rent*  £364-£726 £3,458-£6,894
Food (including toiletries) £173+ £1,557
Leisure  £120  £1,080 
Clothing  £30  £270 
Books  £25  £225 
Phone  £45  £405
Travel**  £35 £315
Total  £792-£1,154  £7,310-£10,746 

1 Based on consumer prices including rent. Source: Numbeo 2017
* Includes utilities, WiFi, bedding and bed linen, insurance, housekeeping assistance and 24/7 staff assistance
** This does not include any travel home

Living on a budget

Just because you’re choosing to study doesn’t mean you’ve got to fall into the cash-strapped student stereotype. There are plenty of ways to manage your money and stretch your finances to make sure you live comfortably while studying with us.

See our top tips

How will I meet my living costs?

Scottish and UK students

As well as financial support towards your tuition fees, you can apply to your relevant funding body for help with undergraduate living costs. The amount awarded depends upon your personal circumstances and household income. Financial support usually takes the form of student loans, grants or bursaries.

Find out more about University funding opportunities.

EU and International students

It is best to contact the relevant funding body or authority in your own country to find out more about any support they offer.

For any UK funding that may be accessible to you, please visit UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

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