Funding your studies

A guide to living costs and budgeting

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Studying for a degree at Hartpury is a great investment for your future. It’s really important for you to have a plan on how you'll finance your studies.

You’ll also need to budget to ensure you have sufficient money for living costs including transport, accommodation, meals and other expenses while you study.

Understanding your finances is a big part of a student's experience. Being in charge of your budget is a good opportunity to gain an important life skill. Don’t forget, we’re here to help you at every stage if you have any questions.

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What our students say

"Some shops offer a student discount if you show them your Hartpury ID, so it's always worth asking."

"It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the new things you see. My advice is, don't blow all your money in one go. Make yourself a plan and stick to it so you can make the most of your time here and invest in your future."

"Give yourself a weekly or monthly allowance as this will help you keep on track. It's also important to keep in mind that you're here to learn and have fun, so make sure you keep some money for activities with friends."

Thriving at Hartpury

Read Alanna's student story on budgeting and working as a Hartpury student.

Alanna's story

Earn while you learn

There are plenty of jobs available at Hartpury and the surrounding areas. Some of our courses include the option for students to take an integrated placement year, enabling you to gain invaluable work experience and skills, as well as the potential to earn some money.

Our Students' Union also advertise lots of vacancies, some of them right on campus. Our Student Ambassador scheme means you could be helping at recruitment events such as open days or careers fairs, sharing your expertise and experience with potential students. There are also opportunities available as part of our Graze and Legends teams, assisting in the Equine Academy, or working as a student warden.

Our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise team also advertise part-time job opportunities.

Tuition fees and loans

If you're an English, Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish student, there are loans available, provided by respective government agencies. There's more information available in our Student Finance Guide.

If you're a student from outside the UK, there may be financial packages available via organisations in your home country. Our International team can help advise on finance options for you.

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Grants and bursaries

As well as government loans, you may also be eligible for additional funding through our loans, grants, scholarships or bursaries. Hartpury University, our partners and other organisations offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses.

Estimated costs of living

Accommodation

Hartpury on-site accommodation ranges from £5,304 to £7,137 per academic year (39 weeks) and includes water, electricity, heating and WiFi bills.1

Blackfriars — a range of off-site accommodation options available including shared and private on-bedroom apartments. Prices vary from £154 to £209 per week.2

Off-site private one-bed apartments are likely to be charged at £475 - £625 per calendar month. You'll likely need to pay a one-month deposit up front and letting agent fee. Some will require full six months' rent in advance. This doesn't include additional bills such as utilities. For information on Student Digs, visit their dedicated website.

Accommodation

1. Prices for 2023 entry.

2. Prices for 2022 entry.

Personal care products

We estimate around £15 each week, however, this is dependent on individual needs and product preferences.

Mobile phone contract, sim card only

£15-£20 per month, based on a 12-month contract.

Meals at Hartpury

£55 per week for purchasing cooked meals. £30 for self-catering based on three meals a day. For £32.50 a week, you can also have five fresh and nutritious meals from any of our food outlets around campus.

Eating and drinking

Hartpury car parking pass

A car parking permit allowing you to park on campus during term time: £100 per academic year for students living on campus; from £60 for non-resident students.

Entertainment

£35 for a night out to include meal and drinks.

Bus tickets

Buses run regularly from campus to Gloucester. More information is available via our transport page.

Taxi: Gloucester - Hartpury campus

£12-£20 dependent on taxi service, plus time of travel.

Transport

Laundry at Hartpury

£3.50 per load, including wash and tumble dry.

Hartpury kit

You might need, or choose, to purchase specific Hartpury-branded kit for your course (we let you know about any specific kit you need): £25-£50, depending on your purchase.

Hartpury gym membership

£120 per academic year.

Academy membership and Students' Union clubs and societies

£20 - £300 depending on the club and academy. Academy membership includes gym.

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Contact us

If you have any queries about funding your studies and the support available to you, please contact our Finance team for more information.

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