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University of York International Pathways College cost of living

Studying abroad is an important investment, and you need to plan carefully. As well as tuition fees, you need to consider things like accommodation costs and living expenses.

The information below should help you understand these a little better.

Pathway course cost typeGuide cost (2020–21 academic year)
Accommodation in York£6,929 to £8,776*†
Living expenses in York
(including food, transport and social activities)
At least £1,015 per month
(increasing to £1,023 for students applying on or after 1 December 2020)
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.
† Prices are estimates based on the Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 intakes, and are subject to change. Prices for the Summer 2021 intake will be available closer to the time.

Accommodation costs

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

Living expenses

For each month of your pathway course, you’ll need at least £1,015 (increasing to £1,023 on 1st December 2020), in accordance with UKVI regulations. Contact us for more information.


We offer EduTravel to all students. EduTravel 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

As per UKVI rules, you cannot work if you have a Student visa. This includes paid or unpaid work, as well as any type of self-employment or business activity.