Living Costs

‘Living costs’ cover whatever you need to pay for, excluding tuition fees, while you’re at university. For example:

  • accommodation
  • food
  • costs/study materials
  • personal expenses
  • transport

Living costs at Cambridge compare quite favourably with other universities. At Trinity Hall we guarantee College accommodation for the full duration of your undergraduate course. This means that you only have to pay rent for the time you are here, and the rates are less than you would have to pay commercially. In 2021-22, first-year undergraduate room rents range from £102.90 to £200.40 per week. Rents are calculated according to factors such as room location and size. See our accommodation page for further details.

Food prices in the College Cafeteria are very reasonable. For an average, two-course, cooked meal students might expect to pay around £4 to £6.

Every College and Faculty has its own library, and students also have free access to online academic journals via the University. Therefore, most students will not have to pay for their own course books.

Trinity Hall is located in the centre of town, and within easy walking or cycling distance from most other University buildings. Therefore transport costs within the city are very low.

In 2021-22, an average UK student at Trinity Hall might be expected to incur annual living costs of around £9,890, including rent. An average Overseas student might be expected to need around £11,480.

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