Cost of living in York

Cost of living in York

When you study abroad, you need to consider how much money you’ll need to live in your chosen destination. Find out more about the living expenses and cost of studying in York.

Approximate overall cost of studying in York

  • Degree preparation course tuition: from £20,270
  • Accommodation: from £5,542
  • Living expenses: from £8,184

Approximate total: from £33,996

Living expenses

For visa purposes, you’ll need to have at least £1,023 for each month of your degree preparation course. 


From £5,542 to £9,212* 

Exact accommodation fees will depend on your contract length and preferred housing option.

*Prices are estimates based on previous intakes, and are subject to change.



We offer EduTravel to all students. EduTravel is a comprehensive insurance policy for studying abroad.  

Example costs in York
  • Meal at an inexpensive restaurant | £13

  • Cappuccino | £2.80 

  • One-way ticket on public transport | £2

Additional costs

Want to learn more about tuition fees at York?

Why invest in studying abroad?

Studying abroad can be expensive, but making this investment now can bring significant financial and personal rewards in the future.

Gray, Cutlery

Things to do on a budget in York

York is an affordable city with lots of student-friendly activities to enjoy!

20 min read

Any other questions?

Can I stay in the UK to work after graduation?

Yes — the UK government has introduced the Graduate Visa, which gives international students the opportunity to live and work in the UK for up to two years after graduating. 

Are there cost of living grants available through Kaplan?

No, however, we do offer tuition scholarships for international students and our partner universities also offer a range of scholarships to suit different circumstances. Student discounts are common in the UK, so it’s a good idea to make use of these to help you save money while you study abroad. 

Can I get a part-time job while I study?

To help pay your expenses, you can work 10 hours per week (20 hours for selected Pre-Master’s courses) during term-time and you can work full-time during holiday periods. You cannot undertake any self-employment or business activity.

Is studying abroad worth it?

Yes! Studying abroad is a great investment in your future and it shows employers that you can adapt to an international environment, making you highly employable in today’s society. It can also help you grow as a person, discover your purpose, and enjoy a successful career.