Once you gain the status of student in the UK, you benefit from various discounts on different products which can be accessed by showing your student card or (inputting your NUS number if you are shopping online). Bearing this in mind can be quite useful especially when trying to save money. These are our top savings for international students in the UK.


  1. Perhaps the most significant discount any student or youngster between the age of 16 and 25 can benefit from is on rail travel. By buying the 16-25 Railcard, the possessor of the card gets 30% discount on any train route. We would recommend this as an essential purchase https://www.railcard.co.uk/


  1. Similarly, when it comes to traveling, students can also enjoy 10% of any Megabus ride, which many times turns out to be cheaper than National Express anyway. https://uk.megabus.com/


  1. International students aren’t strangers to McDonald’s, especially after a night out. You can get a student discount every day at McDonald’s, with a valid NUS Extra card. This means a free pack of medium fries when you purchase a Big Mac or McChicken sandwich. https://www.nus.org.uk/


  1. You can enjoy 10% off at Subway, especially if you are a sandwich lover. https://www.subway.co.uk/


  1. Shopping for groceries can also imply discounted prices. Like any other student, buying food, especially the healthy kind, can prove to be expensive especially towards the end of the month when you may be short of money. The Co-op is the only UK supermarket to give 10% discount on their shopping, every time you shop with an NUS Card. There’s a potential for massive savings as everybody needs to buy food and essentials. The really good thing about this, is that it works on offers and, most importantly, alcohol. https://bit.ly/XgfXVg


  1. Students can benefit from 10% of at Paperchase, which means that quality stationary is available at a cheaper price for students. https://www.paperchase.co.uk/unidays


  1. 25% off student tickets at cinema ODEON via the student NUS Extra card. The offer is only valid Monday – Thursday and also includes 3D films. https://www.odeon.co.uk/students-and-teens/


  1. For those who favour Chinese food, YoSushi! Offers 25% off all year round with a valid student/NUS card. https://bit.ly/1UhBK6A


  1. Office 365 University is a 4-year subscription for students which comes at a cost of £59.99 or less than £1.25 per month. For more details, access https://products.office.com/en-gb/university.


  1. Students can enjoy 10% off at Topman or Topshop, UK successful retail stores which are representative of the youngster British fashion style. https://bit.ly/1uCEQa2


  1. Send My Bag is a great service for students that need to send luggage to the UK or back home and want to avoid some of the costs of having hold luggage. Even better they offer a 10% discount for students https://www.sendmybag.com/student-removals


  1. Consider buying an ISIC Card https://www.isic.org/ not only does it give you access to discounts around the world, you can get access to STA travel’s legendary blue tickets https://www.statravel.co.uk/blue-ticket.htm. The STA blue ticket offers business class flexibility at student/budget airfare prices.
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