Study in the UK

 
 

Cost of living

Glasgow Caledonian University offers excellent value for money for US graduates looking to study in the UK. This is a unique opportunity to receive a high-quality education for a maximum of £9,000 ($11,700) while living in an affordable city.

How much does it cost to study in the UK

We advise students to expect a cost of living of $25,000 per year in Glasgow and $28,000 per year in London (based on an exchange rate of $1.30 to £1.) This cost can be further offset with the option of working part-time.

Estimated annual living costs Glasgow $25,000 per year

Glasgow was ranked second most affordable city in the UK by cost of living (Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2015).

Average monthly student expenses in Glasgow (estimated and depending on lifestyle):

  • Accommodation £450
  • Bill including mobile phone £115
  • Food/household goods £190
  • Local transport £65
  • Social activities £130
  • Books and printing £60
  • Total: £1015* (approx. $1400)

* monthly living expenses may be less if you are staying in Caledonian Court, GCU’s on-campus student accommodation.

Estimated annual living costs London $28,000 per year

Average monthly expenses in London (estimated and depending on lifestyle):

  • Accommodation £800
  • Bills including mobile phone £80
  • Food/household goods £200
  • Local transport £85
  • Social activities £100
  • Total: £1265 (approx. $1750)

Further help

Our Visa Immigration Support and Advice (V.I.S.A) team can help answer any questions you have on demonstrating living expenses or visa applications.

We also recommend The International Student Calculator when planning and managing your money in the UK.