Unless your family is rich, it does not make much sense to start investing now. I used to be very frugal and not from rich family and I only managed to save up around 12K+ during my uni days. Even if you get a 20% returns (highly unlikely), it is still only 2.4K a year, assuming you even have that money and will put every dollar in. The best investment is to invest in yourself, your studies, your career. To provide a perspective, depending on your grades and course of study, the difference in salary can be 1-2K that becomes 12-24K a year, much more than you can get out of investing currently. An advantage to investing now will be for financial literacy, so it is ok if you want to start early to familiarise yourself, but do spend more effort on your work.