Budget and costs

To avoid financial difficulties and to help you estimate how much money you'll need, you might find it useful to prepare a budget.

It's important to have a clear idea about what your essential costs are so that you know how much money you have available to spend each week.

Budgeting your money

The Which? Student Budget Calculator is a useful tool to help you create a budget and manage your finances while studying in the UK.

For more information on budgeting and money issues, visit the Leeds University Union Help and Support website.

Remember that if you need to make an immigration application, you'll need to have money set aside in a bank account for a minimum period of 28 days. Make sure you plan ahead to avoid difficulties.

Cost of Living

Your living costs will vary depending on your circumstances. You'll need to budget for:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation costs and energy bills
  • living costs (food, telephone bills, leisure activities, etc)
  • study costs (books, stationery etc)
  • travel and visa costs
  • childcare costs (if applicable).