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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.

Students wanted for focus group

The Student Calculator and International Student Calculator have been developed by education charity Brightside to help students manage their money. Brightside is running focus groups with both UK and international students to get their ideas around how the sites can be improved, and is offering £20 of Amazon vouchers to volunteers who can attend.


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