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Uni on a budget

How to make uni more affordable

The money that you spend on your course fees and living expenses while you study is a big investment in your future.

We try to be clear about expected costs at uni to help you budget during your time here. Plus we can advise you on how to make savings, get value for money and even make some extra cash while you study.

Plan your budget

Budgeting and taking a careful approach to spending helps you make your money go further as a student in London.

What uni costs

Here are some estimated costs to keep in mind as you plan your budget.

  • Tuition fees - these depend on your course, country or nationality and residence so check your course page
  • Accommodation, bills and insurance - £550 to £800 each month
  • Food and household - £80 each month
  • Leisure, sports and entertainment - £95 each month
  • Local transport - £50 to £100 each month
  • One-off costs - things like flights and treats for yourself.

Plan your budget

Value for money at Middlesex

Take advantage of our free support and resources when you're studying. It’ll save you so much money!

Free personalised support

Academic and study support

Personal support

Free, confidential support and advice to get you through any challenges that you face when you're studying, including disability and dyslexia support, counselling and help with your money.

Employability support

MDXworks, our careers service, gives you free access to resources to help your job search plus one-to-one support with your application.

Free e-books and e-journals

Textbooks can be expensive so we give you a free electronic copy of the core textbook for every module you study at Middlesex. Use them anywhere – even when you're off line.

Free online training

Get access to LinkedIn Learning where you can train yourself to do just about anything for free - from how to use Photoshop to how to give presentations.

Free laptop loans

Borrow a laptop for 24 hours. Take it on and off campus and even keep it over the weekend.

Get up to £1000 towards uni

Our Ready for Anything awards give you essential support worth up to £1000 so you can make the most of uni

Choose from tailored packages to help you to settle in during your first year, like new tech equipment, support for your mental and physical wellbeing and help with the cost of your commute.

More about the awards

Extra money for your studies

Work while you study

We have hundreds of student jobs on campus and nearby. Our career and employability service will help you find a vacancy and to make your application stand out. They'll even help you to find paid work during the holidays too.

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

Get financial support that you don't have to pay back. We make awards based on your academic achievement and personal circumstances.

Loans and grants

When you're accepted onto your course you can apply for financial support for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the government.

Ways to save money

With a bit of planning and one app, you can take advantage of over 250 UK student discounts while studying in London.

Simply download the TOTUM app, available now from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for instant access to TOTUM Digital. It’s packed with don’t-miss instant deals, offers, voucher codes and student discount codes.

Save 30% off travel from Transport for London with a Student Oyster Card and another 30% off rail travel with a Young Persons Railcard.

And there are plenty of things to see and do in London that are completely free!

How to save money in London

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