Great news if you’re going to be studying at NTU – according to the 2016 NatWest Student Living Index, Nottingham is one of the UK’s most cost-effective student cities. All the same, we know that you’ll have to keep a close watch on your wallet while you’re a student, and it’s important to know exactly how far your money is likely to stretch.
Nottingham is one of the UK’s most cost-effective student cities.
Natwest Student Living Index, 2016
The exact costs will depend on your course, and a range of other factors. But as a general guide, we think you’ll need about £8,000 each year to cover your costs, on top of tuition fees.
Example living costs*
Private shared house or flat
£80 - £160 per week (some bills included)
£65 - £100 per week (bills not included)
£80 - £170 per week (bills usually included)
|Bills (electricity, gas, water)||£40 - £60 per month|
Food (cooking at home)
|£40 per week|
|£18 per month|
Books for course
|£100 - £150 per year|
Gym membership (annual)
Travel (around Nottingham)
|£15 per week|
|£145.50 per year|
|from about £130 per year**|
*This table only covers your most basic needs, of course. Remember to factor in other miscellaneous costs such as your mobile phone, your social life, clothing and toiletries.
**You’ll get free basic contents insurance if living in University-allocated accommodation.
Always ask if there’s a discount for students – they aren’t always advertised.
Take a look at our guide on managing your money.
Save the Student (student money website)