As part of your Tier 4 (General) application, you need to show proof of sufficient funds to pay your living expenses (maintenance) and tuition fees.

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The amount of money you need to show for maintenance will depend on the length of your course.

If you'll be studying on a course of nine months or more you will need to show that you have a minimum of £11,385 available for living costs. This is £1265 per month of study up to a maximum of 9 months.

If you'll be studying on a course that is less than nine months you will need to show that you have £1265 available for living costs for each month of your study. 

If your course length includes part of a month, you'll need to have £1,265 for this extra period, even if it is significantly less than a month.

If you'll be staying in our halls of residence then any rent that you've paid in advance (up to a maximum of £1,020) should be indicated on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement and can be deducted from the amount of maintenance you're required to show. You can't deduct money you've paid towards private accommodation.

In addition, you'll need to show that:

  • the money has been in your account for a minimum period of 28 consecutive days (during this 28 day period, the money cannot drop below the required amount)
  • the bank statement or letter you provide is  no more than one month old at the time of application

The money you're required to have can be held in either your name or your parents’ name(s). If you use money held in your parents’ name(s) then you must submit additional documents with your application. You can't use money held in anyone else’s name as evidence of your funds (unless it is a joint account and you are one of the named account holders).

Read more about financial documents

St George's is classed as 'inner London' for maintenance purposes.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee amount will be stated on your CAS statement together with any advance payments you may have made including a tuition fee deposit. You'll need to show the fees that are remaining.

It's your responsibility to let us know as soon as possible if you pay fees after you've received your CAS statement so that we can update your CAS prior to you submitting your Tier 4 (General) application.

Please note that the above information is subject to change; please check the GOV.UK website for updates. This information is provided is given in good faith for information purposes only. This information is not intended constitute legal advice. St George’s, University of London does not warrant the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no liability whatsoever on any claims arising from it.

Last Updated: Friday, 29 May 2015 16:22


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