Your living expenses will depend on your choices and although London can be expensive, there are opportunities to get the best out of London on a limited budget.
You need to ensure that you have sufficient funds for your fees and that you have enough money for accommodation, food, travel, books and other living expenses. This is a guideline only as living costs will vary according to your own circumstances and lifestyle. Students should assume that the estimated living expenses given below represent a guide to the sum required to live in reasonable comfort in London.
- Single student: £10,555
- Couples: £16,178 (plus an additional £2,000 per child)
As part of visa requirements, if you are a non-EEA student you must ensure that you have sufficient funds for fees and living expenses for your whole period of study.
Help with calculating your living expenses
The RVC Money Matters page will help you manage your finances and plan a budget that will last for a year. For further information on what funding could be available to you, try the Student Finance calculator.
In addition to the routine expenses, it is also important to budget for course-related expenditure. This includes books, equipment and travel, particularly travel to placements and events. The type of equipment, clothing and books that you will require will depend on the course you are studying. A reasonable estimate to cover these items is £250 - £500 in your first year.
In later years of the course there will also be further additional travel costs as students see practice. Please be aware that you may also have to pay further living costs and have access to a vehicle during your Extra Mural Studies (EMS) in your fourth year. You will also find that vacations may be spent on placements, giving you limited opportunities for part-time work. Some part-time opportunities working for the College do arise from time to time throughout the year.
Further Information and Useful Links
For details on Loan and Grants available to new entrants please refer to Government Financial Support for UK/EU Students.
For information about RVC student housing and halls see Undergraduate Accommodation
The London Student Housing Guide offers advice and guidance. It can be obtained in paper form on campus or can be downloaded from www.studylondon.ac.uk
Student Oyster Photo cards can give you a 30 per cent discount on travel within London on trains, underground, buses and the London Docklands Light Railway. Information on travel fares can be found on theTransport for London website.
Student Finance England (SFE) applications for 2013/14 available, apply online now!
RVC Bursary payment for 2012/13 is in March 2013, letter will be send out in Jan2013. To view correspondence Login
US Loan 2013/14 we are not able to begin originating loans until July2013!
New students; only apply after 1st May 2013. More Info
Continuing students; only apply after 15th May 2013 More Info
All your loan emails & documents should always be send to Financialaidoffice@rvc.ac.uk