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Student Advice and Wellbeing

Managing Your Money

Your time at SOAS should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Coping with a degree course, living away from home and meeting new people are just some of the challenges you will face, along with your ability to handle your finances. The aim of this section of the website is to provide practical financial advice on budgeting and help you to make the most of your limited income.

Remember – your course lasts 30 weeks divided into three terms, but some items of expenditure like rent and utilities may have to be paid for the entire 40 weeks from September till June. Your student loan and any grants you receive will probably be paid directly into your bank account in three equal instalments at the beginning of each term ie. September, January and April.

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