We know it may take a while to adjust to university life while getting to grips with managing your own finances as a student.
To help you to estimate your spending, we asked RCSI students to keep a money diary for a week to highlight the cost of living, while still enjoying the university experience.
Linda Kelly describes how working part-time hours can help her fund her life as a medical student at RCSI.
Graduate Entry Medicine student Delfina Mancebo how she is conscious of her spending and to focus on the essentials.
Devika Dahiya, a Medicine student at RCSI, explains how taking public transport and making use of student discounts helps her to save money.
Boston-native Mariam Sharfi saves money for the weekend by cooking her own meals on study days.