TV Licence

You will need to find out if you need a TV licence, even as a student, a licence may be required. 

If you use television-receiving equipment without a valid TV Licence, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000, plus court costs, and you will need to buy a TV Licence if you still need one.

If you receive a letter from TV Licensing as the occupier of your accommodation but do not need a licence, do not ignore the letter. It is best to ring them and talk through your circumstances. Their contact details will be on the correspondence they send you.

How much does a TV Licence cost? A colour TV Licence currently costs £145.50, and a black and white licence is £49.

To find out if you need a licence, please visit the " Welcome to your TV licence for Student Life" section on the TV licensing website. If you do need a licence, make sure you buy direct and don't pay extra for a third party company to apply for you.