Glasgow International College cost of living

Studying abroad anywhere is a big investment, and it’s not just your tuition fees you need to consider. You’ll need to think about and prepare for things like accommodation costs, course book costs and living expenses too.

The information here aims to help you understand the costs of studying abroad a bit better. The figures listed below are for the 2018-19 academic year.

Cost typeGuide cost
Course booksUp to £395
Accommodation£4,150 to £13,490*
Living expenses
(including food, transport and social activities)
At least £1,015 per month
Administration fee£200
Insurance£220 to £680

* Pricing examples are an illustration. Confirmed pricing for each intake will be available once the relevant booking period opens.

Course books

Course books can cost up to £395 in total, depending on your course. The exact amount will be confirmed in your invoice that accompanies your offer letter.

Accommodation costs

All of our accommodation prices are extremely competitive. Exact fees will depend on your contract length and chosen housing option. See our Glasgow International College accommodation page for more information.

Living expenses

You will need at least £1,015 for each month of your pathway course, in keeping with UKVI regulations. Contact us for more information.

Administration fee

Starting from the 4th April 2018, you’ll be charged a £200 administration fee to cover administration costs related to your application. This is payable at the same time as your tuition deposit if you accept an offer to study at the College.


Insurance costs between £220 and £680 (depending on your pathway course length – the exact cost will be confirmed in the invoice that accompanies your offer letter). We offer EduTravel to all students. This is a comprehensive insurance policy for studying abroad. It is offered in partnership with Endsleigh, a leading insurance provider.