Planning to study - do the numbers
We have put together all the tools and calculators you need to plan the money side of student life.
Get an idea of what it will cost you to live
The cost of living calculator will help you understand what it will cost to live as a student. It's intended as a guide to help first-time students who are new to living away from home.
You can "Reality check my budget" to see what typical real world average costs are - how much you may need each week, and for a study year (40 weeks). The figures are estimates so you may need more. The costs include:
- setting up your flat - bond, freight if you're moving to a new town, insurance, connecting the phone and power
- insurance for your stuff and your car if you have one
- trips home
- car servicing and repairs, warrant of fitness and registration
- dentist and doctor appointments
Find out what you can get from StudyLink to help with study costs
If you are eligible for Student Allowance, find out how much you could get.