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Living costs

It is important that you budget carefully during your studies at Warwick. As a minimum, the Home Office asks Student visa applicants to have £1023 per month to cover accommodation and living expenses.

Your living costs will depend upon your study level; whether you live on or off campus, and your own lifestyle. It can be hard to calculate how much things will cost in the UK, but using the estimates below, you should be able to work out your monthly expenditure.

This information is intended only as an indication.

Living cost Cost
On campus residence
Off campus residence

£300 - £900 per month
£320 - £600 per month

Bills and internet (if not included in rent) £60-80 per month
Travel (public transport) £32 per month
Food and general expenses £200 per month
Books and materials £25 per month
Clothing, including additional warm clothing £25 per month
Warwick Sport Membership £10 - £32.50 per month
Socialising, Going Out, Trips and holidays £100-£150 per month
Mobile phone £15 - £50 per month
TV Licence £159 per year (£26.50 per month for 1st 6 months, and £13.25 every month after)

Further advice

Which? UniversityLink opens in a new window has a helpful interactive guide. Select the University of Warwick from the list to get an estimate of accommodation, living costs etc

More information

Tuition fees
Scholarships and financial support
Foreign loans

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