Pre-entry costs for International Students

There are a number of pre-entry costs which are associated with studying in the UK. As it is likely that you will find the cost of living in the UK to be higher than you are used to in comparison with your home country, we recommend that you start to budget for this expenditure early in your application to study at the University of Northampton.

Pre-entry costs

These costs include:

When you apply for your visa, you must already have paid the Immigration Health Surcharge and have sufficient funds in your bank account to cover:

  • the balance of tuition fees after deduction of the deposit and up to £1,334 for accommodation
  • the maintenance requirement for yourself (£1,023 per month) and any dependants (£680 per person), for up to a maximum of nine months.

*It will cost £490 to either extend or switch to a student visa if you are applying from inside the UK

(costs are correct at October 2023)

Preparing to manage your money in the UK

Further information about the typical cost of living in the UK is available on the UKCISA website.

Websites such as Which?, Money Saving Expert and Save The Student have lots of information about managing your money while at university and how to save money (including student discounts).

The University of Northampton’s Financial Guidance team have budgeting and money management tips (including food, travel and utility bills guidance) on their Money Matters blog.

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