What’s the real cost of living for Greenwich students?

The tuition fees alone will cost you up to £9000 a year.

However you pay for it, it will also cost you between £10-12,000 a year if you’re living away from home in London.

Remember – you don’t have to pay back student loans until you’re working after University.  But, a lot of students find that their student finance doesn’t cover the full costs of living here. You will need to think about your budget, and a lot of students will need to work part time to support themselves.

Our  estimates for a reasonable monthly budget:

Housing costs


Typical costs for shared housing in Outer London



About £35 per person per week.



Electric, gas, TV licence, phone



Buy an 18+ Oystercard online at www.tfl.gov.uk as a student to save 30% on costs.  And students get discounts with a Young Persons Railcard (whatever their age!)

Study Costs


A lot of books at the start of the year, but don’t forget field trips and stationary.  Check at the start of the year what you will need to pay for.  Can you share some of the costs with fellow students, for example sharing textbooks?



Prescriptions, health costs, shampoo, laundry etc

Going out


Pay for the essentials first!  When all the essential expenses are covered, then you can think about going to Nando’s or the pub!


You may be able to save money on rent by living further out, but will you have to spend more on travel?  Would the difference make it worthwhile?