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Student living costs

Southampton is a less expensive city compared to others in the south of England. Living costs are around 20 per cent lower than in London.

To plan your finances you will need to think about living costs such as accommodation, food and travel.

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Living costs

As a student you will have to pay for daily essentials such as food, socialising and clothing. How much you spend will vary depending on your tastes.

Find out about costs

Course-related costs

There may be extra costs relating to your course, for example going on field trips or using laboratory equipment. You will find information about course-related costs on your course page. Find your course.

Part-time work

You may decide to get a part-time job to help fund your time at Southampton. Our Careers and Employability service, as well as the Students' Union, can help you find work during your degree.

Find out more about part-time work while you study.

Supporting you with your finances

To help you manage your budget, the University offers financial advice throughout the year. We also take part in National Student Money Week to share the ways in which you can save money.

Learn more about how we can help you with money matters.

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Student Finance Calculator

Use the Government's Student Finance Calculator as a guide to find any student loans and extra funding available to you.

Start budgeting

Making the most of your money

For more advice on how to budget and make your money go further, visit the Student Services website.

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Find out about discounts and offers in shops around the city.

* Except Shaftesbury Avenue flats

More about funding your studies

Visit the undergraduate, postgraduate or international pages to find out more about funding your studies.

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Cost of living

Compare the cost of living with other university cities using our handy infographic.

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Life in Southampton

Learn more about the top entertainment, culture and nightlife on offer in the city.

Work part-time to earn money while you study

Work and study

Earn some extra money while you study by securing a part-time job at the University.

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