How can I fund my studies and is there any help available?
The Student Financial Support Team can provide help and advice on:
- Statutory (Government) funding from Student Finance England (SFE)
- Loans (e.g. Professional Career Development Loans [PCDL], US Federal loans, Canadian loans
- Bursaries (e.g. Reading Bursary, National Scholarship Programme [NSP]) and scholarships [various]
- Budgeting and money management
See below, call 0118 378 7430, or email email@example.com for more information or specific queries.
What else will I have to pay for?
In addition to paying your tuition fees, you will need to budget for living costs. We estimate that you will need at least £200 per week; however, this will vary depending on your course and lifestyle. If you are an international student, you should make an extra allowance of up to £600 for other expenses on arrival.
We recommend taking the following aspects into account when planning your budget (note these amounts are based on a single person):
|Item||Cost per week|
Accommodation costs vary across campus, but the typical cost for en suite accommodation in halls starts at around £100 per week, with premium en-suite accommodation rising to £150-£200 (studio) per week. Prices will vary for private accommodation.
|Food||£42, may vary if you are in a self-catered or catered hall|
|Books and stationery||£11|
|Clothing and personal items||£11|
|Total||£197 - £297|
Most halls offer a choice of 40 week or 51 week residency contract periods. Private accommodation contracts usually cover the full 12 month period. For more specific information about the cost of accommodation in our halls of residence or in private accommodation in Reading, please see the links below:
Select from the options below to see the bursaries, scholarships and other sources of funding available:
How can I supplement my income?
The Job Shop is a dedicated job centre for Reading students which advertises part-time vacancies (usually 20 hours or less per week). The University's location in the prosperous South-east region means that students who wish to work part-time have a range of jobs on offer.
The Job Shop works with local employers finding term-time and vacation work for students. There is typically a wide range of part-time work on offer from jobs in tutoring, mentoring, interpretation, translation, to data processing, admin, clerical, and shop work. Wages will vary but you can expect to earn between £5 and £15 per hour.