Students chatting in Ashton Lane

Cost of living in Glasgow is 33% cheaper than in London

Cost of living

For students looking for an affordable cost of living when they come to university, Glasgow is a great option.

There's never been a more exciting time to study in Glasgow. The city is growing faster, achieving more and bursting with energy and inspiration. With a student population of over 80,000, many local businesses, services and nightlife venues offer student discounts and promotions.

In order to budget for your time in Glasgow, it's best to plan for costs including accommodation, food, books, clothes, entertainment, travel and bills like electricity and gas. It's also a good idea to include money in your calculations for unexpected expenses.

We estimate that it will cost you £11,200 - £15,300 per year to live and study at Glasgow, but it could be more or less, depending on factors such as your choice of accommodation and your lifestyle.

Which? have put together an estimated breakdown of student costs for the University of Glasgow to help you work out your budget.

 

How much does it cost to live in Glasgow?

Third year undergraduate Psychology student Ella shares her experience of what it roughly costs each month for her to live in Glasgow, from rent to utilities to transport to food.

The big food shop on a budget

Postgraduate student Liz shares her top tips for food shopping on a budget! Join her as she does her fortnightly grocery shop in her local Tesco.