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 13 October 2017 (14th February 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 23 October 2017 Pay in full on or before 23 October 2017 Pay in full on or before 23 February 2018 Pay in full on or before 23 October 2017
3 equal termly instalments on 23 October 2017, 23 January 2018, 23 April 2018 3 equal instalments on 23 October 2017, 23 November 2017, 23 December 2017 4 equal monthly instalments on 23 February 2018, 23 March 2018, 23 April 2018, 23 May 2018 2 equal termly instalments on 23 October 2017 and 23 January 2018
8 equal monthly instalments on 23rd of each month, starting on 23rd October 2017, ending on 23rd May 2018     6 equal monthly instalments on 23rd of each month, starting on 23rd October 2017, ending on 23rd March 2018

Set up an instalment plan

Once you have chosen a payment option, complete the online instalment plan form. This is open from Monday 11th December 2017 to Wednesday 14th February 2018 (new incoming semester 2 students only), 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 23 October 2017. 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.

Payment directly into the University bank account (bank transfer)

If you are paying by international bank transfer please note that this can take several weeks for the funds to reach us and you may be charged bank fees. If you pay via this method, we can only refund any overpayments via this method. Again, this can take several weeks to process, and you may be charged fees by the bank.

When making payment direct to the University bank account you must quote your name and your student (ID) number.

Barclays Bank PLC
69 Albion Street

Sort Code: 20-48-46 
Account Number: 20821845
IBAN: GB48 BARC 2048 4620 8218 45
Swift: BARCGB22

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.