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Use our 'living costs calculator' to find out the international average living expenses as calculated from the expenditure of international students at Cardiff University.
Be realistic about budgeting for your time at University. It is essential that you have enough money to survive for the duration of your course.
You will not be able to rely on the money from part-time earnings to support you. The competitiveness of jobs, the generally low rate of pay for casual work, and the restricted number of hours you can work means that your part-time earnings will be insufficient to maintain an adequate standard of living.
Please note that these figures are different from the financial maintenance test that you will be required to pass to obtain your Tier 4 student visa.
For more information on expenditure in private accommodation see: how much does private accommodation cost in Cardiff?
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Guide for International Students 2013
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