UCADEMICS

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where will I eat?
    The cheapest option is to cook at home and bring lunch with you to university. However, each university has one or more cafeterias on-campus where you can have breakfast or lunch for student-friendly prices. read more...
  • How can I communicate with my family?
    The cheapest option is to communicate with your family through Internet. You can keep in touch with your friends and family through Facebook, Skype or Email. There are also special phone bundles at cheap prices that will help you stay in touch via phone calls as well. read more...
  • How can I divide my time between studies and a part-time job?
    You'll be surprised to see how much free time you'll have on your hands. Usually you won't spend more than 8 to 12 hours per week for classes and you'll have plenty of time to spend working part-time during week days and also week-ends. read more...
  • Do I have any other expenses besides food and housing?
    Besides food and housing, you need to take into account expenses for daily commute, travelling to your home country for holidays, clothes and toiletries, hobbies and going out with your friends. In the end, it will depend on you how much you spend, but it's advisable to keep a monthly record of your expenses in order to understand where are the areas where you can save up. read more...
  • How much money should I take with me?
    We recommend an initial budget of around 1000 - 2000 GBP per month for the first 2 to 4 months. In time, your expenses will lower once when you are done with the initial expenses which involve one-time costs such as deposit for rent. read more...
  • Suppose I get in, will I be able to find a job straight away?
    That depends on you and your motivation of finding a job. If you are really motivated, you spent time making your CV look great and you're being proactive in finding a job (for example, leaving your CV in different stores or paying attention to job offers around the city), you have good chances of finding something pretty soon after you arrive in the UK. read more...
  • How will I be able to support myself financially while studying?
    Think proactively and independently! Don't rely on your parents. The best way to support yourself throughout your studies is by finding a part-time job. This will not only provide you with money, but also with a valuable work experience. Bear in mind that students who worked part-time during their studies, have more chances of finding a job fast after graduation. read more...
  • Does UCADEMICS help finding a house?
    UCADEMICS doesn't find accommodation for you, but rather helps you find it yourself, by pointing you in the right direction and giving access to useful information and resources. read more...
  • How can I find a house in the UK?
    You can either use the university accommodation or find a house or a room to rent. Later on, after you've made friends at the university, you can arrange to live together with them. read more...
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