Cost of Living
It is hard to predict your exact cost of living, as this varies from person to person. However, we have created a rough guide to help with your planning.
The things which are going to vary your cost of living will be:
- The type of accommodation you chose
- Tuition fees (see our how to pay section)
- Applying for a Visa (international student may require this)
- If you plan to take a part-time job or not
- How much socialising and travelling you want to do whilst at Robert Gordon University
As with relocating to any new place, once you are here you will learn where to find the best deals for buying food or clothes; what day it is cheapest to go the cinema etc. Aberdeen is a very student friendly city, so there are lots of special offers geared towards the student market, such as meal deals in restaurants and bars.
Many students find it helpful to have a contingency or emergency budget. This is in case they find it difficult to find a part time job or incur an unplanned expense such as contents insurance for your belongings or a television license for your property. According to research by UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) student finance is the number one concern for International Students, with many of the students who took part in their research saying that they underestimated the cost of living.
It is important to be realistic about your expected costs for your time at Robert Gordon University, as we want you to have the best experience possible. Preparing a sensible budget will allow you to focus on your studies and enjoy your time in Aberdeen.
Another useful resource is the International student Calculator website (opens in new window).