How to budget as a student
Setting a student budget
Planning your budget isn’t always easy, but it’s an important part of student life. Seeing a big figure landing in your bank account for the first time can be misleading.
Once you know how much you'll have to spend, you can start looking at what you need to spend it on. Try to work out what your expenditure will be over the same period – weekly or monthly. Our budget calculator is a great pace to start. The trick is to make sure that your income is either more or the same as your expenditure. If expenditure is higher, you’re going to run out of money.
Ever wonder how much it will cost? Wonder no more.
For the seventh year in a row, we’ve published data to help you understand what it’s really like to be a student at university. We’ve asked 2,806 students across 29 popular university cities how much they spend on essentials like food, rent and bills, and how they juggle their time across studying, part-time work and socialising