According to the research, Edinburgh is the least cost-effective city. Students in Dundee spend the least in the UK at £175.24 per week, but students in Edinburgh spend nearly £25 more per week – or £743.70 more during a year. The research also revealed students in Scotland spend £186.04 a week, more than £15 less than the UK average of £201.77.
The RBS student banking said that the savvy Scottish students are keeping a check on their finances and working hard to progress in academics.
Students in Dundee are found to be the hardest working in the UK, bringing in £125.84 per week and working around 19.3 hours per week. In Edinburgh students make £94.33 per week but top the Scottish rankings for the amount of time spent studying at 27.4 hours per week.
A third or 34% of Scotland students receive less parental contributions than last year, with 10% stating it is more than £500 less.
News Source: The Scotsman