How much money do I need for my living costs?
As a student in the UK, you must show that you have enough money to cover your living costs for nine months (or the length of your course, if this is less than nine months). The amount of money you need per month depends on your location. De Montfort University (DMU) is located outside inner London, therefore to study at DMU a student must show £1,015 per month.
I am a sponsored student, do I still have to show I have enough money?
The UKVI will class you as 'sponsored' If you are sponsored by your home government, the British Council or any international organisation or international company. If you receive full sponsorship for tuition fees and living costs, you need to submit satisfactory evidence of this to meet the maintenance requirements.
If you only receive sponsorship for part of the costs, such as tuition fees and not living costs, or only part of your tuition fees, you must show evidence that you have the rest of the amount required not covered by sponsorship.
What is satisfactory evidence of sponsorship?
You will need an official letter on paper or stationery of the organisation sponsoring you, showing the official stamp of that organisation. This letter should contain details about you (name, date of birth), details about your sponsor, including contact details, and details about the sponsorship (the length of sponsorship and the amount that is to be sponsored/confirmation that all fees and living costs are covered by the sponsorship.
What evidence do I need to show that I am related to my parent(s) or legal guardian and that I have their permission to use their money as proof of my maintenance?
You will need to provide:
Evidence of your relationship must be one of the following: your birth certificate showing the names of your parent(s), your certificate of adoption showing names of both parent(s) or legal guardian, or a court document naming your legal guardian.
Evidence of their permission to access their funds should be a letter from your parent(s) or legal guardian confirming: your relationship with your parent(s) or legal guardian and their permission for you to use their funds to study in the UK.