Budgeting

Living Costs and Creating a Budget

It is important to consider the cost of living during your studies. This typically includes expenses such as accommodation, food, travel, and social activities.

For students who require a visa to study in the UK, you will be required to demonstrate to UK Visas and Immigration that you have sufficient funds available to cover your living expenses. For courses that last 9 months or more, this amount is set at £1,015 per month, up to a maximum of 9 months, if you are studying outside of London.

Please note that the above amount is subject to change each year, and so it is important that you check for the latest information and guidance on the UK Government website.

Across the UK, living costs vary by region, however in 2019 The Times described Lincoln as one of the most affordable student cities in the UK.

As a guide, a focus group of Lincoln international students said they each spent around £100 on food and £10 for a sim only mobile phone deal every month.

Most highlighted how course materials are free from the library, and that affordable clothing is available from High Street stores such as Primark near the University.

Bedding, cutlery and food shopping is all available in the city centre, with Morrison’s supermarket a popular choice with students.

Living Costs

In addition to tuition fees, it is important to consider the cost of living during your studies. This typically includes expenses such as accommodation, food, travel, and social activities.

For students who require a visa to study in the UK, you will be required to demonstrate to UK Visas and Immigration that you have sufficient funds available to cover your living expenses. For courses that last 9 months or more, this amount is set at £1,015 per month, up to a maximum of 9 months, if you are studying outside of London.

Please note that the above amount is subject to change each year, and so it is important that you check for the latest information and guidance on the UK Government website.

Across the UK, living costs vary by region, although smaller cities such as Lincoln are typically cheaper to live in than larger towns and other cities. 

Working Part Time

Across the UK, a number of students have part-time jobs alongside their studies. As an international student, there may be certain conditions or restrictions that you must follow depending on the type of visa you hold.

For students who are able to work part-time, a range of support and advice is available from our Job Shop. Located on campus, the Job Shop provides a range of information and advice regarding part time job vacancies and work experience opportunities.