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The information in this calculator is for students from England. Students from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different student finance arrangements, so contact the relevant student finance organisations in your country.

International students won't be entitled to most student finance in the UK. Try the International Student Calculator to build a budget tailored to the needs of students from outside the UK, with extra information on visas and immigration.

Why build a budget?

Understanding where your money is coming from and where it's going is crucial to keeping cash in your pocket at university.

Read our guides to find out why you need a budget, how to make one effectively, and how to handle your living costs while you study.

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