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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

  • Professionally trained staff to help with academic writing and numeracy support
  • Help with learning inside and outside the classroom from our Graduate Teaching Assistants and Student Learning Assistants
  • Librarians to help you find information you need and IT experts to provide technical and software advice.

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

MDX Works, 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 it makes a difference that you'll get 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 Lynda where you can train yourself to do just about anything for free. Choose from specific skills for your course like how to use Photoshop to general training on 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.

Free printing

Printing or photocopying for your studies is free at any printer on campus. You'll just need your student ID card.

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, you can take advantage of loads of student discounts while studying in London.

We'll give you a free NUS extra card when you join us. It means you get discounts in hundreds of high street shops, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and other London attractions.

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 and see that are completely free!

How to save money in London

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