New Students

Managing your money

Guidance for new students on securing funding before starting and opening a bank account and budgeting at the start of University

Starting University may be the first time you have had the opportunity to manage your own money as a student.

This section outlines things to think about when gaining control of your own finances, such as acknowledging the expected income you may receive to study at University (eg. student loans, scholarships, bursaries, additional financial assistance) and the typical expenses you may need to budget for.

Student income options

Conference Grants
When planning a budget for University, it is important to understand when and how much you will have income options, funding, scholarships, sponsorships, loans, part-time job etc.

Student living costs

When preparing a budget for starting University, it is important to understand what your necessary expected costs will be and what you should have enough money to pay for.

Opening a UK Bank Account

Bank accounts
In this section, you will find useful information on opening your first student bank account in the UK.

Planning your budget

Scottish banknotes
In this section, you will find information on how estimating future living costs will help you budget for your expenses during your studies.