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Student Cost Of Living In London

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If you are planning to start your studies abroad, it’s very important that you consider the cost of living in that country. Having an idea of cost of living will help you make preparations and know how much you will need for your expenses in a period of time. In our article today, we are going to look at the average student cost of living in London. Before I provide you with this cost, I will like to answer a few questions students usually ask concerning studying and living in London.

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How much does it cost to study in London?

Studying in London can be expensive. The total average cost of studying in London is put at £22,000 per year.

Can I study in London for free?

You can only study in London for free if you have a scholarship. There are many scholarship bodies that give fully funded scholarships to qualified individuals to study in London. An example of this scholarship body is the Common Wealth Scholarship program. You can check their website for any available scholarship opportunity.

Is London a good place to pursue your studies?

According to the QS Best students cities, London has been ranked as the best students city in the whole world. Two universities in London have made the top 10 best universities in the world.

Is London expensive for international students?

The United Kingdom as a whole is one of the most expensive countries in the world since the standard of living is very high , so you should expect to spend a lot while studying there.

How much do students earn in London?

Students are allowed to work legally in London if they are above 18 years. You can work for 20 hours a week and earn up to £150 per week.

What’s the cost of student visa to London?

The current cost of student visa to London is £348 for one person, additional £348 for any dependents.


Hope I have answered atleast one of the question you might have been asking about studying in London or the UK as a whole. Now let’s move straight to the business of the day. We are now going to look at the cost of living in London for an international student.


Cost of living in London

Cost of living in London is one of the highest in the world. You will be expected  to spend between £1200 to £1400 per month on expenses such as accommodation, feeding, buying of books, transportation etc. Here’s a breakdown so you have a better understanding of this cost.

Accommodation     –  £125 per week

Feeding                 – £30 to £40 per week

Books                    – £30 per month

Mobile phone bill   -£15 per month

Gym Membership – £32 per month

Clothing                    – £50 to £70 per month

Entertainment      – £20 to £50 per month

So from this analysis you can have an idea of how much you need for your living expenses in London. Don’t forget that the UK embassy will like to see that your proof of funds has enough money to cover your living expenses for atleast 1 year in the UK. This amount is put at £12,000 to £15,000.


How to apply for admission in London

A lot of people try to get admission into universities in London but find it difficult. To get admission into any university isn’t difficult at all if you meet the requirements. Before you start, first and foremost check the requirements for your program and you can do this checking on the university’s website. Most universities will require scanned copies of your degree results, diplomas, English language test, data page of international passport etc.

Once you have all these documents, the next step is to locate the university’s online application portal, fill in your details and upload required documents and send to them. After receiving your application, the admissions department will go through it an issue an offer letter. If there’s any missing document, they will send you a conditional offer and latter make it unconditional when you have sent all required documents.

The moment you get you unconditional offer, start working on your visa application to avoid delays. Contact the UK embassy in your home country to find out the things you need to submit your visa application. In most cases, the embassy will need to see your proof of funds, unconditional offer from the university and educational documents.

This is where I will conclude my article on student cost of living in London, and I hope you must have learnt some things. If you enjoyed reading it, why not share it so others can also learn.

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