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29/09/2015 09:24 BST | Updated 29/09/2015 09:59 BST

Mayfair Student Accommodation Costs Up To £21,000 Is Getting Snapped Up By Overseas Students

While the majority of students in London struggle to find somewhere to live that costs under £500 a month, overseas students are heading to the capital with something else in mind...

Mayfair estate agents, Wetherell, have revealed that super-wealthy students are moving into West End apartments costing up to £21,000 a month, with one 19-year-old design student from North American recently taking up a property on Park Lane.

The astronomical prices are a far cry from average student accommodation in London and beyond. According to NUS, students in London spend an average of £6,143 on rent per year, while students outside of the capital spend £4,384.

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Speaking to CityAM, Wetherell said: "Wealthy overseas students from the Middle East, North America, Asia and Africa can afford to pay over £2,000 per week for luxurious apartments in apartments."

The newly-developed block of high-end student digs in Mayfair range from a staggering 1,600 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft.