Accommodation & Living Costs
It's important to consider accommodation, living costs and how you are going to manage your money prior to enrolment. Figures can vary hugely between students, but this page is designed to help you understand what such costs might be for you at Falmouth University. For more information, see our student funding page
First year students often choose to stay in university owned or managed accommodation, and the cost of this can vary hugely dependant on a student's needs and preferences. Second and third students usually choose to live in privately owned houses in Penryn and Falmouth. These too can vary in cost dependant upon size, location and specification.
University-owned/managed accommodation will vary in price and will include most bills. For full details on accommodation options and prices; please see our Halls of residence page
Students in university-owned accommodation will usually have their bills included in their rent. Often students will work part-time in order to supplement their spending.
Living costs will vary, but below are some areas you'll need to consider:
Remember that the other significant factor to consider are your course costs (materials, trips, extra equipment etc). A guide to these costs can be found under the 'Fees, Costs and Funding' tab on each course page.
In addition, we recommend that you read the most recent Welcome Letter for your course, which details course costs for year one.
Before enrolling in a university course, it is important that you try to do a budget. This will help establish what you can afford and what funding you need to apply for. It will also give you an idea of how much money you have to spend each week.
How to make a student budget
Assuming that fees are already paid, below are a few suggestions of things to think about when working out your budget:
How much you have to spend: This will include loans, bursaries, and income from a part-time job. If you are not getting 'full support' from the government, then this should also include a contribution from your household/parents.
What your likely costs are: See information above on living costs and course costs. You can put a weekly cap on certain types of spending. for example, nights out or takeaways.
Compare your income to your costs: Does your income cover the majority of your expenditure?
Work while you study
Working part-time while studying can be a good way to earn money and learn transferable skills such as teamwork, communication and customer service. However, you should be mindful that a new job shouldn't interfere too much with your studies. If you are thinking about working part-time while you study, many of our students work around Falmouth and some are employed by the University as Student Ambassadors
We offer a range of financial support to try and ensure that all students can succeed and fulfil their potential during their studies. Find out what funding you may be eligible for.View student funding