It is essential that you make sure you have enough money to pay for your tuition fees and living expenses while you are studying in the UK, because finding financial support once you have started your studies is extremely difficult.
However, if you experience financial difficulties while you are studying because of changed personal or political situations, or for any other reason, it is important you talk to someone immediately. If this happens, please contact the Student Money Advice Team for advice and guidance.
Below is advice and guidance on how to manage your finances while being in the UK and how to set up services such as Banking and National Insurance Numbers.
Setting up a Bank Account
Advice on setting up a Bank Account in the UK
Council Tax Exemption
Guidance to check if you are exempt from Council Tax in the UK
National Insurance Number
This is needed if you wish to work in the UK
Student Budget Planners
Tools to help you manage your money while in the UK