Sheffield sixth most expensive city in UK for university students

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Sheffield has been ranked the sixth most expensive place for university students to study in.

According to the Royal Bank of Scotland's student living index, Edinburgh is the most expensive city for university students, while Portsmouth is the most cost effective, followed by Liverpool and Newcastle.

The index surveyed 2,500 students in 25 university cities across the UK to determine the most and least affordable places to study.

The survey took into account living and accommodation costs, how much students spend on going out and how much time they spend studying.

Dan Jones, Royal Bank of Scotland's head of student accounts, said: "Making the most of university can be expensive and there is a massive difference in the costs students face depending on where they choose to study."

Royal Bank of Scotland's rankings, showing the most affordable to the most expensive cities for university students:

1 Portsmouth

2 Liverpool

3 Newcastle

4 Belfast

5 Exeter

6 York

7 Cardiff

8 Nottingham

9 Birmingham

10 Dundee

11 Manchester

12 Norwich

13 Leicester

14 Brighton

15 Reading

16 Glasgow

17 Leeds

18 Bristol

19 London

20 Sheffield

21 Plymouth

22 Oxford

23 Cambridge

24 Southampton

25 Edinburgh