Undergraduate cost of living
Stirling been named the UK's most affordable city five years in a row by Lloyds Bank (Lloyds Bank’s Affordable Cities Review 2019). The cost of living in Stirling is more than 40 percent lower than London (Based on consumer prices including rent. Source: Numbeo 2017).
However it's important to put together a budget for living costs at university so that you can see the potential costs of living away from home. 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 £3,458-£7,069. 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
Which? have put together an estimated breakdown of student costs for the University of Stirling to help you work out your budget.
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.
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.
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).