Is this the UK's most expensive digs? £21,000-a-month student apartment launches in Mayfair

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Fountain House includes six high-end student apartments (Source: Wetherell)

We all knew going to university was more expensive these days, but this is ridiculous: a developer has launched a set of exclusive student digs in Mayfair, with the top-priced apartment going for £5,250 per week - or £21,000 a month.

Developed by Criterion Capital, the six apartments in Fountain House, on Park Lane in Mayfair, are aimed at high-end students.

Wetherell, the estate agent behind the apartments, said the rest of the apartments - which range from 1,600 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft - were priced at £2,250 per week, or £9,000 per month. A far cry from the cramped conditions most London students are used to...

The digs are fitted out in the traditional "greige" colour scheme of luxury apartments everywhere... (Source: Wetherell)

The estate agent added that it isn't unusual for overseas students to shell out big bucks for high-end apartments. "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," it said.

London's 107,000 international students spend £1.32bn on tuition fees each year, according to figures by the government's Higher Education Statistics Agency, which also showed they spend £1.36bn on accommodation and subsistence.

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