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Struggling to pay on time or wondering what you've paid already?  Get in touch with the Fees Office.
Email: Telephone+44 (0)1904 322120

What to pay 2020/21

The full breakdown

Within three days of accepting a room offer

  • A £200 advance payment online which will be deducted from your first terms rent*

*unless you are a continuing student, or are on the maximum maintenance loan and we have agreed to have this payment deferred.

October 31

  • Your first rent instalment (minus your £200 advance payment, if you paid it)
  • Any addons you purchased with your room 

January 31

  • Your second rent instalment

April 30

  • Your third and final rent instalment


Make it easy

Set up your direct debit by 30 September and we'll calculate your payments for you. You will be debited on our three instalment dates.

Your advance payment/deposit

What: £200
When: Three days after accepting your room offer
How: Online on the accommodation advance payment portal

Your rent + addons

When: 31 October, 31 January, 30 April
How: We recommend setting up a Direct debit, but you can also use our online payment service, set up a bank transfer, or pay through e:Vision.

How to pay

Direct debit (recommended)

Set up a direct debit by 30 September 2020 and your rent, addons and any additional charges will be paid automatically and on time by your bank.

Set up a direct debit

Online payment service

Log in with your student ID and make single payments online. Best for if a third party, parent or guardian needs to pay on your behalf.

Make an online payment

Please note: If you set up a direct debit, your payment will be collected on our three instalment dates. While we recommend setting up a direct debit or paying online, you can also pay by bank transfer, cash, card or cheque.

Parents and guardians

Paying on a student's behalf

If you're a parent of guardian wanting to pay the rent of a student, the simplest way is via our online payments service. You can also make a bank transfer. You cannot pay via e:Vision.

  • You'll need the student's ID number (found on the back of their University card) for online payments.
  • For bank transfers, you should include their student number and family name in the reference information.
  • If you would like to speak to us about a student's payment information, you'll need to make sure that they have given us consent to do so either when they made their application, or via an email to
  • We do not accept payment over the phone.

Payment queries

Working out what to pay

The easy way

The easiest way to make sure you pay for everything on time is to set up a direct debit. Once your direct debit is set up, your bank will automatically calculate and pay the exact amount due on each instalment date.

If you are paying manually

If you are making one off payments, the simplest way to see what you need to pay is by logging in to the accommodation hub and clicking 'review my accepted offer'. On the next page you will see your three rent instalment dates and how much you need to pay for each.

New students who have not had their advanced payment waived

Don't forget to pay your £200 advance payment on e:Vision after accepting your booking.

Can I get an invoice?

You can see a full breakdown of your charges by logging into your e:Vision.

If you would like an invoice of what you have paid, you can request one by emailing

Please note that if you are making an online payment it may taker up to 24 hours for your payment to go through. International payments may take longer.

Can I pay all my accommodation fees at once?

Yes. If you would like to pay all of your accommodation fees in one payment, please make sure you write that the payment is for your accommodation fees in the payment reference box.

Payment reminders

  • We'll aim to email you at least a week before your rent instalment date is due, but you should make sure to familiarise yourself with the payment due dates.
  • If you are paying by direct debit, you'll receive an email 10 days before the money is taken out of your account. It can take up to a week for a direct debit transfer to process.
  • If you haven't paid, or have missed a payment date, you will receive an email reminder from the fees office seven days later.

Bursaries and disability funding

How is my bursary applied?

The accommodation bursary gets paid automatically towards your accommodation fees on the payment dates. 

If you have set up a direct debit, any extra you need to pay after your bursary will be calculated automatically. It will also ensure that you don't accidentally overpay accommodation fees

If you have any questions about your bursary you can contact Student Finance Support at or call them on +44 (0)1904 324145.

Find more information about receiving your award on the bursaries and scholarships page.

How is my disability funding applied?

If your application is approved we’ll reduce your room price from the price to the equivalent price of shared bathroom accommodation within the same price band.

For example: If we offered you a premium ensuite room, you would only have to pay the rent of a premium shared bathroom.

You won’t receive a direct monetary payment. Instead we’ll credit your accommodation account with any amount you have overpaid and adjust your room price for future charges.

For example: If we offered you a Standard ensuite room for £20.71 per night*, we’d only charge you for a standard shared bathroom (£18.72 per night*). We would adjust your rent payments by £1.99 per night difference for the duration of your contract.

*prices given using 2018/19 figure for example only

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