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Living Costs in Northern Ireland

Find out if you have the financial resources necessary to make your study abroad dream a reality. Browse and compare costs of living in the different student cities across Northern Ireland.

Feb 6, 2024
Living Costs in Northern Ireland

While tuition fees are often at the top of students’ minds when choosing their study abroad destination, there are other costs to keep in mind when figuring out the financial resources necessary to make your study abroad dreams into a reality. 

So we’ve compiled a list of the average prices for some typical expenses in Northern Ireland. You should still factor in the availability of student discounts for some of these items:

MealGBP £20
CoffeeGBP £2.67
BeerGBP £4.20
Cinema TicketGBP £7.00
Monthly RentGBP £550
Monthly TransportGBP £59

If you’re looking at higher education options, use this handy calculator to see how costs of living compare in the cities or towns you’re considering!

Learn more about studying in Northern Ireland:

Northern Irish Language & Culture

Northern Ireland is a country with a rich heritage. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! 

Tuition Fees In Northern Ireland

Tuition fees for higher education programs in Northern Ireland can vary. Many international and domestic students pay different tuition fees, depending on where they are from. In this section you'll find all the information on how this works in Northern Ireland.

The Higher Education System in Northern Ireland

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Northern Ireland? A popular study abroad destinations given its history and its fascinating culture. Find out more about the education system in Northern Ireland!

Entry Requirements for UK Universities

Learn more about the United Kingdom's national application portal and how it applies in Northern Ireland. This section covers what you'll need to do when applying as an undergraduate and postgraduate.


Don't let international student tuition fees stop you from studying abroad in Northern Ireland. Find out more about some of the scholarships available to international students here! 

Student Visas for the UK

Do you need a visa to enter Northern Ireland to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. Don't worry! We've gathered the information you'll need to make it happen.

Programs in Northern Ireland

Ready to browse higher education courses in Northern Ireland? Use our search engine to find and compare top programs in Northern Ireland today!

Photo of Waterfront, Belfast, Northern Ireland by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash.

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