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Living costs

It’s important to be prepared for the costs of living here. The table below is a rough guide to indicate what students might typically spend per month while studying at Brunel University London.

Our guide will help you plan ahead and budget accordingly, so you know exactly what you need to cover your costs. Your living expenses may vary depending on your personal spending habits.

Typical monthly expenses in 2022/2023
  Average cost per month for an undergraduate student  Average cost per month for a postgraduate student
Accommodation (on campus)* £690-£940 £690-£940 (single room) - £1,250 (couple's flat)
Accommodation (off campus, not including bills) £460-£560 £480-£560
Bills (off campus) £45 £45
Mobile phone £40 £40
Food and groceries £160 £160
Travel £40 £40
Study costs (books and equipment) £15 £140
Clothes £40 £70
Hobbies £30 £20
Social activities £110 £140
TOTAL (approximate figures) £940-£1,420 £1,160-£1,600

* All monthly utility, Wi-Fi, basic insurance and bedding costs are included in accommodation fees.

When you apply for a Student visa, you must currently show that you can afford living costs of £1,265 for each month of your course.

See here for the most up-to-date accommodation charges.