It is important to plan your weekly budget so that you have enough money to cover living costs in Edinburgh.
Read the estimated living costs put together by the University's Edinburgh Global, consider the information about utilities and bills and check the cost of your tuition fees to help you plan a realistic budget.
If you are an international student and you don't already have a UK bank account, setting up a bank account can take some time. You will need to bring some money for the first weeks.
If you are:
If you need further help planning your money, you can use the Brightside UniAid Student Calculator. There is a version for UK students and one for international students.
Visa and Access (MasterCard, Eurocard) are widely accepted throughout the UK.
If you are a sponsored student and your sponsor has given you a banker’s draft or cheque, please note that it will not be possible to obtain cash for either of these in the UK and they will have to be paid into a bank account first.
The Advice Place offers one to one budgeting support and advice. For more information see their website or come in to talk to a member of the Advice Place staff.