What is Maintenance Funds

If you an international student and planning to apply for a UK Tier 4 (General) Student Visa, you will have to show that you have enough money to pay for living expenses & outstanding amount of your first-year tuition fees (Known as maintenance funds). You can either deposit the required amount in your bank account or you can also use the money available in your parents or legal guardians’ account.

How Much Money You Need Show as Your Maintenance Funds

This interactive maintenance funds calculator will help you determine, how much money do you need to show in your bank account as your maintenance funds before you apply for your student visa. If you are applying for a student visa on the Doctorate Extension Scheme, or as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer, or as a postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised Foundation Programme, you will have to show that have enough money to cover your living expenses for a maximum of 2 months (each month you will have to show £1265 if your university is in inner London and £1015 if your university is in outside London. For everyone else, you can use the calculator below to calculate your maintenance funds. You will also need to show maintenance funds for all of your dependants (i.e wife, spouse) if they will be coming to the UK with you. To identify how much money you need for your dependants, check UKVI policy guidance.

Tier 4 Maintenance Funds Calculator

Currency Converter for UK Student Visa - Recommended by UKVI

Use the currency conversion (UKVI recommended), to find out how much money in your local currency you should show in your bank account as your maintenance funds. You can also convert your local currency into GBP using the tool below. If you are depositing the money in your local currency into your bank account, you should deposit a little bit of extra funds with it to make sure your maintenance funds are covered even if the GBP value increases by the time you apply for your student visa.

Currency Converter by OANDA

This calculator is for guidance purpose only. We strongly recommend you to consult with your university or the university agent to confirm the amount. The information about the amounts is up to date as per Tier 4 of the Points Based System – Policy Guidance version 07/18.

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