Paying your rent

You can choose a variety of ways to pay your rent. We offer a range of plans to suit you.

If you rely on your student loan to pay your accommodation fees, we suggest you might want to pay in 3 x termly instalments. However, please be aware that if your student loan is late or does not arrive, the University cannot accept this as a valid reason for late payment.

If you are an international student who plans to open a bank account on your arrival in the UK, you can set up your instalment plan once you have received your new bank details. Please note that you must set up your instalment plan before the 10 October 2018 (date TBC for Semester 2 arrivals). After this date, you will no longer be able to pay in instalments and will have to pay your full fees immediately.

If you think you are entitled to Leeds Financial Support (LFS) and you intend to take this as an accommodation discount, read more about next steps in choosing your LFS support

Payment options

Full year contract Semester 1 only Semester 2 only Term 1 and 2 only
Pay in full on or before 22 October 2018 Pay in full on or before 22 October 2018 Pay in full on or before 22 February 2019 Pay in full on or before 22 October 2018
3 equal termly instalments on 22 October 2018, 22 January 2019, 1 May 2019 3 equal instalments on 22 October 2018, 22 November 2018, 22 December 2018 4 equal monthly instalments on 22 February 2019, 22 March 2019, 22 April 2019, 22 May 2019 2 equal termly instalments on 22 October 2018 and 22 January 2019
8 equal monthly instalments on 22nd of each month, starting on 22nd October 2018, ending on 22nd May 2019     6 equal monthly instalments on 22nd of each month, starting on 22nd October 2018, ending on 22nd March 2019


Set up an instalment plan

Once you have chosen a payment option, complete the online instalment plan form. This is open from Monday 2nd July 2018 to Wednesday 10th October 2018, but you must still accept your contract and pay the deposit within the 4 day deadline. You can pay your instalments by either Direct Debit or automated Credit/Debit card.

If you want to pay by Direct Debit, you must have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits to select this option. Be sure you understand about charges and payment dates.

There are no additional charges for automatic payment by debit/credit card. 

If you provide invalid card/account details or cancel your direct debit, your instalment plan will be cancelled. This means that the full accommodation fee must be paid immediately and you may incur late payment administration charges.

Note: If you do not select an online instalment plan your accommodation fees are payable in full, immediately.

Your accommodation statement

A statement will be sent to your University email address at the start of term (usually around the first week in October) showing the amount due. Payment must be made on or before the due dates by one of the payment methods below.

Payment in full at beginning of tenancy by manual payment

If you choose to pay your accommodation fees in full, payment must be made on or before the due date of 22 October 2018. Payment in full can be made using one of the manual payment methods outlined below.

Payment by MasterCard/Visa or Switch

  • Online via our secure website
  • Over the telephone. Please see our payment contacts for who to call
  • In person at the Student Services Centre, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building.

International and EU students - pay through Flywire

If you are an international student please make payment in your local currency on the Leeds Flywire site.
Select the country that you are paying from by using the drop down box, work your way down the page ensuring you complete all the boxes marked as required.

Flywire allows you to:

  • Pay in over 140 currencies 
  • Pay by bank transfer, international credit / debit card 
  • Eliminate bank fees, enjoy excellent exchange rates &  Best Price guarantee 
  • Track your payment from start to finish 
  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Feel safe, with 24/7 dedicated multilingual customer support  

Flywire cannot be used for transfers from a UK bank account to the University of Leeds, if you wish to make a domestic transfer please use the account details below.

UK Direct bank transfer

Pay directly into the University’s bank account. Please quote your name and student ID number.

  • Account name: UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS 
  • Address: Barclays Bank Plc, 69 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AA 
  • Sort Code: 20-48-46 
  • Account No: 20821845   

Payment by cash

For your safety and to ensure compliance by the University with banking and financial legal requirements, you should not pay your fees using cash. If you do need to pay by cash, please take this in person to the Cash Services, Student Services Centre, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building and bring your residence bill with you. Cash must not be sent through the post.

Please note: The University is unable to accept cash payments totalling more than £3,500 in any academic year.

Due to financial regulations, if you pay in cash and require a refund, we will only be able to do so if you are able to provide proof of where the funds came from. This can often be quite difficult and time consuming. Where possible, please try to pay by an alternative method.