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University of Nottingham International College cost of living

Studying abroad is a big commitment, so you need to plan carefully. This includes your finances. As well as tuition fees, you need to consider things like accommodation costs, course learning material costs and living expenses.

The information below aims to help you understand these better.

Pathway course cost typeGuide cost (2020–21 academic year)
Course learning materials£200 to £400**
Accommodation in Nottingham£7,220 to £10,600*†
Kaplan Living Special Support£300
Living expenses in Nottingham
(Including food, transport and social activities)
At least £1,015 per month
Administration fee£200**
Insurance£470 to £735
* This includes a £250 deposit for your accommodation. This will be returned to you in full when you move out of your room, on the condition that you leave it in good condition with no damage, and that there are no accommodation penalty charges to pay.
** The course learning materials cost and administration fee do not apply to students taking the Engineering and Physical Sciences Foundation Certificate.
† This price range is based on contracts beginning in the Autumn 2020 intake, and is subject to variation for students starting in Spring or Summer 2021. Details will become available closer to the time.

Course learning materials

The cost of course learning materials varies depending on your course. The exact amount will be confirmed in your invoice that accompanies your offer letter.

Accommodation costs

Our accommodation prices are highly competitive. Exact fees will depend on your contract length and preferred housing option. See our University of Nottingham International College accommodation page for more details.

Kaplan Living Special Support

If you sign up for Kaplan Living Special Support, you’ll benefit from Wellbeing Coordinators in your residence who will be available to help you settle into life in the UK, assist with any emergencies you may have, and offer an additional layer of pastoral care to ensure that you can live and study safely. This fantastic service is included in the accommodation package for all students under the age of 18, covered by an additional £300 fee. It is also optional for students over the age of 18 who would like a little extra support during their stay with us.

Living expenses

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

Administration fee

You’ll be charged an 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. The fee does not apply to students taking the  Engineering and Physical Sciences Foundation Certificate.

Insurance

We offer EduTravel to all students. This is a comprehensive insurance policy for studying abroad, and is offered in partnership with Endsleigh, a leading insurance provider. The price will depend on the length of policy you need — the exact cost will be confirmed in the invoice that accompanies your offer letter. If you start your pathway course online from home, we will adjust the length of your insurance policy to fit any part of your course that you study in the UK.

Paid work

You will have the option to undertake paid work during your studies at the College, if you wish. How many hours per week you can work depends on your course level:

  • Foundation Certificate: Students studying a Foundation Certificate can work up to 10 hours a week in term time and full time during holidays.
  • International Year One: Students on International Year One courses can work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full time during holidays.
  • Pre-Master’s: Students studying a Pre-Master’s course can work up to 10 hours a week in term time and full time during holidays.
  • Pre-Doctorate: Pre-doctoral students can work up to 10 hours a week in term time and full time during holidays.

These work rights apply to all students on a Kaplan-taught course who were issued their Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) on or after 26 August 2020. The same rights apply to students on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Foundation Certificate regardless of the date of CAS issuance.