Living costs

Information for international 2017/18 postgraduates

Budget for you living costs

As well as your tuition fees, you need to budget for your living costs.

You must budget for a minimum of £1,015 per month (at a maximum of nine months) to cover your living expenses, according to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Therefore if you are coming to study for a course of nine months or more you will need £9,135.

If you are accompanied by your family, you will need an additional £6,120 per year for your husband, wife and for each of your children.

Visit the UKCISA site

Work out your costs

Use the calculator and visit our accommodation pages

Your budget calculator

Use the International Student Calculator to help you plan and manage your money.


Liverpool John Moores University has a range of affordable and quality student accommodation.

Compared to other cities in the UK, the cost of living in Liverpool appears much lower. The university provides affordable, value-for-money accommodation and daily necessities are reasonably priced.

William Sun, MBA - China