Living in Swansea

The Money@CampusLife team understand that rising Costs of Living will be a concern to many of our students this year. We have detailed and up to date information available to students on our Cost Of Living webpage below, and students can access a comprehensive range of budgeting resources, advice and top money saving tips, on our My Uni Pages.

If enrolled students experience hardship due to unforeseen circumstances, then they may be able to apply to our hardship funds.  There is an expectation that students will have prioritised their essential costs before applying.  For more information, please refer to our Hardship Funds webpage

The most important advice we can offer is don’t struggle in silence: Early communication can help prevent problems escalating, so please speak to us if you are concerned about your finances and we will work with you to explore your options.

Below are average living costs for 2022/2023.  The level of these costs depends heavily on lifestyle and will vary from person to person, but it's always a good idea to draw up a budget - and stick to it!

Halls of Residence Costs


Cost per week

Cost per academic year (40 weeks)





Inc in Rent

Inc in Rent

Contents Insurance

Inc in Rent

Inc in Rent

               Bus Travel

(Incl. in HSV rent)


£400 (Valid for 52 weeks)

 *Based on medium en-suite room on Singleton Campus (University accommodation costs range from £95 per week - £240 per week)

Private Residence Costs


Cost per week

Cost per year 





(Per person)



Contents Insurance



Bus travel




Course Costs

Course Costs

Costs per Week

Cost per academic year (40 weeks)




Printing and Binding



Course Equipment



Field Trips

£1.46 – £32.45

£58.40 - £1298.00

Depending on your course there are a number of mandatory and optional costs you may be required to pay. For a detailed list of specific costs associated with your course please contact your department.

Please also be aware that if you are not entitled to, or decide not to access, tuition fee funding, then this cost also needs to be considered.

Certain programmes (or modules) may attract further mandatory or optional costs necessary for you to fully participate and complete your program of choice.  You can find more information Additional cost.  

General Living Costs

General Living Costs

Costs per Week

Cost per academic year (40 weeks)

Leisure Spending



TV License/Other home entertainment






Groceries/Toiletries/Household items



Phone (Mobile)



Childcare Costs



*Based on the average hourly rate of £5.28 day nursery x 35 hours spent on average attending Univeristy per week.



This page is intended to give you an example of living costs for a student at university.  Actual living costs will vary from student to student. 

PLEASE NOTE: all living costs are reasonable estimates but should not be relied upon.  It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have sufficient funds to meet their living costs whilst studying at university.  These figures cannot account for individual circumstances and are only intended as a general guide to help you prepare your finances before attending university.

Figures are based on average costs paid by students taken by various sources including Save The Student, Consumer Price Index & Money Helper. These costs could easily be reduced with careful budgeting.

For information on what income you may be entitled to please visit our Undergraduate Funding Page.