If you are unaccompanied, the cost of living (in addition to tuition fees and travel to and from Southampton) is usually between £7,200 and £8,800 per academic year.
This should cover accommodation, food and meals, daily travel in Southampton, books, stationery, dissertation preparation and other items. Some courses may require an extra expense for material, use of laboratory equipment and final project.
The following table gives you an idea of the approximate cost of common items that you may need to pay for during your student life:
|Costs estimated by the British Council
|Costs estimated by Hotcourses
|Pub lunch||£6||University Hall fees /
private accommodation rent
|Fish and Chips||£3||Mobile phone bill||£300|
|Indian take-away meal||£5-£10||Travel and transport||£360|
|Cinema tickets||£5-£10||Food and housekeeping||£1,680|
|Jeans from Top Shop||£35||Clothes and shoes||£480|
|Premiership football match tickets||£75-£100||Leisure and sport||£300|
|Game of ten pin bowling||£4||Books and stationery||£480|
Part time work
Your student visa will allow you to work up to 20 hours per week during term time. Part time work can provide you with extra money for leisure activities but it should not interfere with your studies. Our temporary job agency, called the 'Temp Bank', offers part time temporary positions at the University.