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Living Costs

Living Costs

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 £1,023 per month to cover accommodation and living expenses. More information at opens in a new window

It is important to be aware, for students planning to study a 1-year Master's degree, you should plan adequate funds to support yourself for the full 12-month period (approx. £12,276 for a full year), even if the Home Office only requires you to show evidence for 9 months.

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 approximate monthly expenditure.

Please note: This information is intended only as an indication.

Last updated: 08.03.2024

Campus Accommodation

Warwick Accommodation offer a range of options on campus for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Living on campus means you’ll benefit from having Wi-Fi, utility bills and contents insurance included in your rent. You also won’t need to make a deposit payment to secure your place on campus and you’ll save on travel costs and time commuting.

Prices vary depending on the residence you live in. See the Warwick Accommodation websiteLink opens in a new window for more information regarding the campus residences available.

Updates regarding the 2024/25 options, pricing, allocation and application will be available in April. In the meantime, if you are an undergraduate student you can find this information in their Undergraduate accommodation brochureLink opens in a new window.

Private Accommodation (Off Campus)

Prices can vary depending on property type, location and other factors, please see  Warwick Accommodation’s website.Link opens in a new windowIt’s important to take into account whether your property includes utility bills as this cost should be factored into your budget if bills are not included. You’ll also need to take into account travel (public transport) and internet costs (see below for more information)

Whilst you can conduct your own search for private accommodation, Warwick StudentpadLink opens in a new window is an exclusive property search platform should you need a helping hand to find a suitable property. We would also strongly encourage you to seek housing adviceLink opens in a new window from Warwick Students' Union to ensure you stay safeLink opens in a new window when looking for private accommodation. You can also see the Welcome pagesLink opens in a new window for further advice on finding a place to live.

Breakdown of Living Costs

For an estimate of average monthly living costs (after rent), you can filter by the University of Warwick on the Save the Student's - Cost of Living SurveyLink opens in a new window as referenced on our Student Funding Support pages.

*At the time of writing, the Save the Student Cost of Living survey webpage was last updated in September 2023.

Further Advice

Which? UniversityLink opens in a new window has a helpful guide on how to budget.

Fees, Scholarships and Loans

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