Birmingham is widely recognised as a fantastic student city and has a low cost of living compared to other parts of the UK – for travel, shopping, rents, social life and culture. Birmingham is home to over 65,000 students, so there are always plenty of student offers and freebies to be had.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Student Finance survey ranked Birmingham as the seventh most cost-effective student city, out of 27 cites in the UK. The survey took into account the cost of rent, going out, food shopping and more.The Good Pub Guide 2009, rated the cost of a pint in the West Midlands as "extraordinarily cheap"!
With all University facilities on campus, and Birmingham city centre just five minutes walk away, you can save money on travel.
Our accommodation and other costs are also low compared to many other UK Universities. For example, Aston’s 39-40 week campus accommodation contracts (September-June) are £600 - £1,500 per year cheaper than many other UK Universities, some of whom charge rent for 45-52 weeks of the year.
Use of our extensive sports facilities on campus is available for as little as £3 a week.