Knowing your budget will help you choose which halls of residence to apply for.
The below cost comparison will help you plan ahead with your finances.
Weekly halls of residence fees include:
- electricity, heating and water
- regular cleaning
- free WiFi access
- personal possessions insurance
- food allowances depending on the type of accommodation
|Accommodation type||Weekly fee||Catering credit||Annual fee|
|En-suite self-catering (2-year courses)||£133||None||£5,719|
|Standard self-catering (2-year courses)||£98||None||£4,214|
|Standard part-catered||£123||£30 per week||£5,043|
Please note these fees are for 2020–21, prices may change for 2021–22.
Part-catered accommodation fees include a two-week retainer for the Christmas and new year period of £30 per week.
Additional costs to consider
In addition to the weekly hall fees, you'll need to consider the following.
A TV licence costs £157.50 for the year or you can pay quarterly if you prefer.
The University, your parents and friends that live in halls of residence do not cover you.
It's up to you how much you spend on personal items such as toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel.
Setting yourself a budget will help you know how much you can spend when you need them.