Living Costs


London has a reputation for being expensive, and indeed it is for tourists, but if you are a student and enrolled with a college that will help you, you can actually live in London surprisingly cheaply.

When you receive your acceptance documentation from West London College we will include a breakdown of living costs. About £800 per month should be adequate if you live in the accommodation we provide and you are prepared to spend modestly. The College provides hostel accommodation, including breakfast and dinner for £485 per month, a hot lunch in our subsidised restaurant for £4 a day, and a monthly student bus pass which will take you anywhere in London, day or night, costs only £55 per month. Take a look at our Student Accommodation pages for more details of the range of accommodation options available.

Living in London need not be highly expensive. There are lots of discounts available in stores and restaurants, many of the museums and art galleries are free, and a West London College student card will admit you to International Students' House without having to pay. And there are free film nights at the College cinema at Hannah House on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. And the College has a Job Shop that offers a free job placement service for those who would like to earn a bit of extra cash for spending.

Important Note: International Students from outside of the EU who require a Student Visa will need to show that they have access to a fixed amount for living expenses for their first year of study, even if they are living with relatives. See the International Students section for more details.

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