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Student saving

How to save as a Student

Saving money as a student

Adjusting to your new independence is a big part of the university experience, especially when it comes to your finances and making your money go further. Whether you're a student looking for ways to make money on the side or just need a little saving advice, this page has the tips you need.

Use our budget planner

Once you know how much you'll earn and owe per week, you can work out how much you have left to spend.

Check out our savings accounts

If you are in a position where you are able to put a little money aside each month, opening a savings account could help that money grow. Specific account eligibility criteria apply

Helpful tips

Ever wonder how much it will cost? Wonder no more.

For the seventh year in a row, we’ve published data to help you understand what it’s really like to be a student at university. We’ve asked 2,806 students across 29 popular university cities how much they spend on essentials like food, rent and bills, and how they juggle their time across studying, part-time work and socialising.

Help with managing your money

Stay in control of your finances with Digital and mobile banking.

Digital Banking available to customers aged 11+ with a Royal Bank account. App available to customers with Digital Banking and a UK or international mobile number in specific countries.

Mobile banking app

Manage your money on the go

Touch ID and Face ID keeps your details under lock and key, should a phone be misplaced. Available on selected devices.

Round-the-clock access lets you stay on top things wherever or whenever you like, perfect for late nights on campus.

Cutting-edge features like “Get Cash” allows card-less ATM withdrawals. Limits apply.

Digital Banking

Making day-to-day finances easier

Complete everyday banking tasks wherever you are - all you need is an internet connection.

Digital Banking doesn’t close in the evening and you’ll never have to wait in a queue, providing more time to focus on the studying.

Gain a higher level of visibility and control over your finances to stay on top of spending.

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