Living expenses

Read about the living expenses you might have while studying at the University of Leeds.

Accommodation costs

University accommodation

Accommodation may be the biggest cost students have to meet while at university. The prices of our University accommodation vary depending on the residence you live in and the type of room you have.See our latest rent prices for catered and self-catered accommodation to give you an idea of the costs.

The price you pay includes rent, energy costs, insurance for your belongings, internet access, and membership of The Edge leisure facility, our flagship gym and pool complex.

Find out more about paying for University accommodation on our For Students website.

Private accommodation

If you are considering private rented accommodation in Leeds you will find plenty of options for different budgets.

House prices vary across the UK but you should also be able to get great value for your money in Leeds if you are looking to buy a property.

Living costs

You will also need to budget for essentials such as food and transport, as well as non-essential spending such as socialising.

The Which? student budget calculator is a useful tool to help you create a budget and understand average living costs for students in the UK:

Student budget calculator

Get a monthly breakdown of your likely expenses.

You can also:

Information for international students

If you are an international student, you must have enough money to cover your tuition fees and living costs.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs has information on the basics around fees for overseas students and our international fees and funding page has information on fees and possible funding.