How to pay your accommodation fees

In accepting your University accommodation offer, you enter into a legally binding agreement to pay all the rental charges associated with your room.

You can choose to pay your rent in full or in separate instalments. You will be able to see and review instalment plans once you have received your accommodation offer. The instalment amounts will be based on the total rent due divided equally over the number of instalments requested. Each instalment does not cover a specific period.

Make sure you know your payment plan and ensure your chosen account has sufficient funds to cover the rent payments on the days they are scheduled to be withdrawn.

Payment methods

The University’s preferred method of payment for rent is Direct Debit, but other methods of payment are also accepted.

Direct Debit

If you have a UK bank account, you can set up a Direct Debit online during the process of accepting your room. Please contact us if you have any problems. You must also read our Direct Debit terms and conditions.

Online

You can pay for your accommodation online throughout the year via the Accommodation Dashboard of your Student Portal account.

Bank transfer

View our bank details. If you're making a transfer, you are liable for both the senders and receivers charges.

Debit or credit card

You can make debit or credit card payments in our office or over the phone. Call us on +44 (0) 1786 467060.

Paying in instalments

You can choose to pay your rent in full or in separate instalments. You will be able to see and review instalment plans once you have received your accommodation offer. The instalment amounts will be based on the total rent due divided equally over the number of instalments requested. Each instalment does not cover a specific period. Make sure you know your payment plan and ensure your chosen account has sufficient funds to cover the rent payments on the days they are scheduled to be withdrawn.

September 2023 arrivals

1 instalment

  • 08/10/2023

2 instalments

  • 08/10/2023
  • 08/02/2024

3 instalments

  • 24/09/2023
  • 24/10/2023
  • 24/01/2024

9 instalments

  • 15/09/2023
  • 08/10/2023
  • 08/11/2023
  • 08/12/2023
  • 08/01/2024
  • 08/02/2024
  • 08/03/2024
  • 08/04/2024
  • 08/05/2024

10 instalments

  • 15/09/2023
  • 08/10/2023
  • 08/11/2023
  • 08/12/2023
  • 08/01/2024
  • 08/02/2024
  • 08/03/2024
  • 08/04/2024
  • 08/05/2024
  • 08/06/2024

11 instalments

  • 08/10/2023
  • 08/11/2023
  • 08/12/2023
  • 08/01/2024
  • 08/02/2024
  • 08/03/2024
  • 08/04/2024
  • 08/05/2024
  • 08/06/2024
  • 08/07/2024
  • 08/08/2024

January 2024 arrivals

1 instalment

  • 08/02/2024

2 instalments

  • 08/02/2024
  • 08/07/2024

11 instalments

  • 08/02/2024
  • 08/03/2024
  • 08/04/2024
  • 08/05/2024
  • 08/06/2024
  • 08/07/2024
  • 08/08/2024
  • 08/09/2024
  • 08/10/2024
  • 08/11/2024
  • 08/12/2024

Struggling to pay your rent?

If at any time you find yourself in financial difficulties and are unable to pay your rent, please come and speak to us at Accommodation Services as soon as possible. Staff are experienced in assisting students who are facing financial difficulties and agreements for different repayment schedules to suit individual needs can be reached.

Non-payment of rent will result in a request to attend a meeting with Accommodation Services and may also result in you being asked to leave University accommodation.

If you need to discuss any aspect of your rent, please contact Accommodation Services on +44 (0) 1786 467060.

Budgeting and managing your money

Our Money Support team can offer advice on money matters, and you may also be eligible for our Accommodation Enhancement Fund or additional discretionary and assistance funds. Read more about the financial support available.

The team have got lots of hints and tips on how to budget when on a low income. See their guide to managing your money.

Direct Debit terms and conditions

  1. Direct debits must be presented strictly within the terms of the instructions you have signed, and you are protected by an Indemnity given by the University to the banks.
  2. Your instruction permits payments of unspecified amounts and the University will inform you at least 14 days in advance of the amount and date of the payment. This is done via an accommodation invoice at the start of semester.
  3. You always have the right to cancel your mandate simply by writing to your bank. It is your responsibility to ensure that Accommodation Services are also informed.
  4. Your bank will reimburse you if a direct debit that doesn't conform to your instructions is charged to your account.
  5. Direct debits can only be presented to a UK bank.

Accommodation Services require at least 7 working days' notice prior to rent collection dates to cancel a direct debit instruction. The University of Stirling does not accept any liability for any bank charges incurred by students as a result of a direct debit request being made against an account. Students are responsible for cancelling any direct debits directly with the bank.

If you find difficulty in opening a bank account which will accept direct debits you can make alternative arrangements with Accommodation Services by contacting this office in advance for approval.

Those students (particularly first year) who do not have a bank account will need to open one in order to pay in SAAS/local authority grant cheques and/or amounts from sponsors or other sources.

Students who are not resident in the UK and don't have a UK bank account will be allowed to submit the direct debit form after a UK account has been opened. This form is required to be completed and returned to the Accommodation Services office at least three weeks prior to the date of the first instalment.

Contact us

If you have any questions about University of Stirling accommodation, please get in touch.

You can also live chat with us via your portal: Monday to Friday 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00.