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Planning your finances

It's important to organise your finances before you start your course at QMUL, and make sure you have sufficient funds for your tuition fees and living costs for every year of your programme.

Our Advice and Counselling Service website has detailed information to help you plan how much money you will need, where it will come from, how to apply for it, and how to manage it.

You will find specific advice for:

You can contact the Advice and Counselling team before you enrol at QMUL, for example if you are having difficulties with your application for Student Finance, or if you would like to check that you are getting all of the income to which you are entitled. There are also online student advice guides that provide information on a range of topics.

If you're a Home / EU  undergraduate student and you've applied for your Student Finance but it's been delayed, there is information about the ways that QMUL can help.

We have some example spreadsheets that you can adapt to create your personal budget, including some general advice and tips for making your money go further:

You may also want to look into opening a student bank account although you should research carefully to select the appropriate one for you. Advice and Counselling also provide guidance for international students on opening a bank account. 

Watch the video below for tips from our students on managing your money. 

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