Living & Accommodation


The International Student Support Co-ordinator is here to help you in your search for housing and can recommend a number of accommodation options to best suit your requirements.

Click here for information on Homestay.

Information section on rented accommodation is under development.

If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact the International Support Co-ordinator.

Cost of Living

To help you budget we have estimated the cost of living in the Forth Valley area.  This has been done on a monthly basis.  Please remember that these costs are an estimate and that, depending on your lifestyle, the costs can vary.

Estimated cost of living for a single student for one month:

Rent:                              £350+
Food:                              £120
Travel:                             £40
Leisure:                           £50
Clothing/toiletries:             £30
Electricity/gas:                 £50
Telephone:                       £20
Course costs e.g books    £20
Estimated Total                £680+

Homestay Scheme

Homestay helps students during the settling-in period of coming to College.  The initial length of homestay is for 12 weeks. 

This should give you time to acclimatize to the culture and also to find good quality private accommodation to move into after the 12 week period.  Homestay combines quality, friendliness and good value for money for international students from overseas studying at Forth Valley College.  It is suitable both for people who want a lot of contact with their host and for those who prefer to be free and independent. 

For further details of the Homestay Scheme, please   Please note that applying for this scheme does not guarantee that a host will be available for you to live with, and alternative accommodation options should be looked into.