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How to open a student bank account in the UK

How to open a student bank account in the UK Before you start university in the UK, you’re going to need to open a bank account – even if you’re an international student. So here’s everything you need to know… Types of accounts Most banks actively target students in the hope that once you’ve graduated and start making money, you’ll stick with them. And with so many options on offer, figuring out which account best suits your needs can be tricky. First things first: what are the different accounts available? Student accounts Student bank accounts are designed for those in higher education. While they are mostly similar to normal current accounts, they also come with added perks like interest-free overdrafts. Overdrafts are basically where a bank lets you spend more money than you have, up to a set amount. When your overdraft is interest-free, it means you aren’t charged anything when you use it. Just be careful, because some time after you graduate this perk

5 ways to save money on renting

5 ways to save money on renting Living away from home is one of the best parts of uni, but it comes at a price (literally!). Ease the burden by checking out our top tips to save money on rent. Rent represents by far the biggest expenditure for students. In fact, our  National Student Money Survey   found that it accounts for over 50% of a student's monthly spend. As there are sadly no voucher codes or deals when it comes to housing, rent can be a particularly tricky area to save money on. But, don't lose the faith – we've used our money-saving expertise to come up with a whole host of ways to get an affordable rental property. How to save money on rent These are the best ways to cut the cost of your monthly rent: Live with multiple housemates When you're living with other people, your rent doesn't just cover your use of a room – it accounts for the fact that you'll be using the bathroom and kitchen, as well as any other shared liv

UK Student Visa Guide

UK Student Visa Guide Visa Description: There are two student categories under Tier 4 of the points-based system: Tier 4 (General) Student Visa – This visa category is for students coming to the UK for higher education. The applicant must be at least 16 years old. Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa – This visa category is for children between 4 and 15 years of age coming to the UK for their education. Children between 4 and 15 years can only be educated at independent fee-paying schools. If you are enrolled in a bachelors degree program or higher at a UK college that is listed on both the official ‘UKBA Sponsor list’ and the list of ‘recognized bodies’, you are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week for (Tier 4 General) and work full-time during vacations or summer holidays. Cost of Visa The fee for the Tier 4 General Visa is £348. The methods of payment are stated below. Online  using either a MasterCard or Visa card. Through  demand draft  at the visa applicat