Living on a Student Budget Can Be Tough. Middlesex Can Help

By Middlesex University Modified on October 24, 2022
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Between tuition, living expenses, and course materials, uni costs can add up. Middlesex offers advice and supports to make student life in the UK easier.

Living on a Student Budget Can Be Tough. Middlesex Can Help

We understand that course fees and living expenses are an important investment. We do everything we can to make uni affordable so you can make the most of your time as a student — and hopefully worry less about your budget.

With the rising cost of living, we've made extra money available, we're reducing the costs of studying and offering personal financial advice.

Learn how Middlesex University is helping with uni costs:

Planning your budget for the UK

We try to be clear about expected costs at uni to help plan your finances for your time here. Here are some estimated costs of living as a student in London:

  • Tuition fees: Variable, depending on your course
  • Accommodation and bills: £550 to £800 per month (roughly $850 to $1,230 CAD)
  • Food and drink: £90 per month, plus £35 on restaurant food (roughly $140, plus $55 CAD)
  • Entertainment: £50 per month, or up to £50 per week depending on your tastes! (roughly $77 CAD)
  • Well-being: £10 per month (roughly $15 CAD)
  • Clothes and shopping: £30 per month (roughly $45 CAD)
  • Transportation: £28 per month with student Oystercard (roughly $43 CAD)

Still working on your budget? Check out our advice on planning your spending for the semester.

Making university more affordable

Middlesex is working hard to help you budget. There are lots of ways you can stay in control of your money as a student! Watch this video to hear our top tips on looking after your finances, and how you can make some extra cash while studying with us:

Extra money for living costs

Our Living Costs Fund is open to all students and can cover all kinds of costs. We also have scholarships, bursaries, and awards based on your academic achievement and personal circumstances. International students are eligible to receive one scholarship award from Middlesex.

Work while you study

We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above. Our career and employability service will help you find paid work off campus too, including during the holidays.

Value for money

We cover your costs for the day to day things that you need to do well in your studies.

  • Free laptop loans for a day or for a full term
  • Free e-books and e-journals for key course texts
  • Free access to everything on your reading list
  • Free specialist software for your course
  • Free printing for academic stuff
  • Free online training with LinkedIn Learning

We also give you free academic and study support, like with academic writing and math, finding resources, and IT. There is free support for your emotional wellness and mental health, including individual counselling sessions.

Learn more about the student supports on offer at Middlesex.

The personal finance experts at Middlesex can help you save money on energy, food, travel, shopping, and more. Reach out to the student support for help!.

Studying abroad can be expensive, but it can also be invigorating. Here at Middlesex we want you to feel comfortable, which means not worrying about money! We're here to help.

Start planning your student budget

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