Make the most of your money at DMU


University is your new beginning. We want you to have the very best experience when you come to De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), so we have looked at ways to help you manage your money as effectively as possible.

By choosing to study in Leicester, you have picked the top performing city in the East Midlands according to a report listing the UK’s best places to live and work. 

The Good Growth for Cities Index put Leicester at 16 out of 50 UK cities, which is compiled using economic wellbeing indicators such as work-life balance, environment, jobs, safety, income and health, rather than simply Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


Watch our discussion on managing your money with our expert advisors and current students for lots of top tips and information.



Budgeting tips

For many of you, coming to DMU will be your first time living away from home and managing your own finances. Here we have pulled together some handy finance tips, the best student discounts in Leicester and details of the support services on hand to help you get ready for your new university life:

Accommodation: We offer safe campus living with our student accommodation within walking distance of the university, reducing the need to bring your car.

Household bills: Gas, electricity and wifi are all included in the weekly cost of your accommodation, so there’s no need to worry about searching for different tariffs or negotiating deals.

Student discounts: You can take advantage of the many discounts across the city via a Totum Card.

Local discounts and special offers: There are also lots of offers at local restaurants, shops, sports clubs and theatres, including several offers exclusive to our students.

Student bank accounts: Many student bank accounts offer incentives such as railcards and free cash.

Part-time work: If you do need some extra income, Unitemps offers various part-time jobs within the university to boost your finances and help open doors for your future career. Not only that, but according to the latest NatWest Student Living Index, students with part-time jobs in Leicester are among the highest earners in the country during term-time.

Bursaries and scholarships: We have several bursaries and scholarships that can help you cover your tuition and living costs as well as welfare benefits, including an allowance for disabled students.

Support fund: The DMU Support Fund can also provide general living and course-related costs if you are eligible.

Financial advice: It’s our goal to help you reach your goal, so if you have any concerns regarding your financial situation, please book a quick query appointment with DMU Money Advice.

Budgeting guide: For now, our new starter’s finance guide is the best place to equip you with all you need to know about budgeting effectively.