Student T4 visa
Firstly, please ensure you allow yourself enough time to process and prepare all supporting documents for your student visa. Information on your documentation, credibility interview, application costs and processing times can be found at the official gov.uk website as well as at ukcisa.org.uk.
We understand that you need to be able to budget properly while completing your studies in London. Therefore, we have located the average living costs for student in London:
- Rent: £450-£550 per month
- Food: £120 per month
- Social life: £140 per month
- Travel: £50 per month
- Phone: £50 per month
- Books and equipment: £25 per month
The above costs are a rough indication and will vary for each individual. For further information we recommend visiting studylondon.ac.uk or using the International Student Calculator.
Transport For London provide student Oyster cards for those studying in London, available to use in the London Underground, London Overground and bus services at a discounted rate. We’d also advise getting a 16-25 Railcard that you will find useful when travelling around the UK.
As an International student you have many different options on choosing where to stay while studying in London. View our student accommodation page for further information.
Leisure and entertainment
London has endless fantastic experiences to offer students, from recreational activities to top festivals and night clubs. Our campus is situated very close to main capital attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, The Houses of Parliament and many others.
Approximately 30% of the city is covered with beautiful parks where you could sit down and pause in the midst of a busy London schedule. Our London campus has its own Student’s House (ISH). ISH is located near Regent’s Park where it often holds regular social evenings and organises group trips.