Paying your accommodation fees
How and when you pay your fees will depend on whether the University is your landlord or if you are living in one of our nomination properties.
When you accept your tenancy agreement, you have agreed to pay rent to the university.
There are two ways which you can pay your accommodation fees:
1. Pay your accommodation fees in full online
Pay online before 24 October 2021. This is the preferred method of payment for all students.
2. Pay your accommodation fees in instalments
Set up a direct debit or a recurring card payment to pay your fees in 3 instalments.
- Instalment 1 payable by 24 October 2021 – 40% of accommodation fee
- Instalment 2 payable by 24 January 2022 – 30% of accommodation fee
- Instalment 3 payable by 24 April 2022 – 30% of accommodation fee
How to pay
You can pay by credit card or direct debit, whether you are paying in full or in instalments.
You can make a payment or set up a payment plan through your Financial Statement.
You will need to register online and then wait until your invoice is issued, normally the next working day, before you can pay or set up a payment plan.
If you set up a payment plan you won't need to do anything further for the rest of the academic year, unless we contact you. Payment will be taken automatically on the due dates.
If you set up an online payment plan last year and wish to continue paying by the same method, you must set up a new plan for the new academic year.
Make a payment online via your Financial Statement using one of the following methods:
Credit or debit card
- Go to your Financial Statement and choose the Make a payment option. Select the invoice you wish to pay and enter your card details.
- We accept all major credit and debit cards except for American Express and Diners Club.
- We offer Dynamic Currency Conversion to allow VISA and Mastercard holders to make transactions in their own currency for the best exchange rate guarantee.
- We can take authorised payments from your bank account on the dates due. Check your bank uses the AUDDIS system to take these payments.
Quote your student number in the reference.
Bank account details:
Account name: University of Bristol Fees Account
Sort code: 20-13-42
Account number: 90923583
IBAN: GB14 BARC 2013 4290 9235 83
SWIFT code: BARCGB22
Bank name: Barclays
Bank address: 53-55 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3EA
Note that we do not accept cash or cheque payments.
What happens if you don’t pay
Students who do not pay rent by the dates outlined in their tenancy agreement will receive a number of reminders to make payment and set up a plan. This process is handled by the University's Credit Control team. Full details of the process are outlined in our arrears procedure (PDF).
If you are having difficulty paying your rent, support is available via our Student Funding Team. Engaging with the University on rent arrears is essential.
When you come to move into private rented accommodation, your landlord is likely to ask you to provide a rent reference from the University as your previous landlord.
We will only provide references direct to you, the student. To request yours, complete the request a rent reference form and we will email your reference to you within 5 working days.
A rent reference is a very simple statement of your rental account. If you are making your payments as per the dates you agreed to in your tenancy, or have an alternative plan in place and are paying in line with this, your reference will show that. If you have not set up a payment plan or have missed payments, your reference will reflect that you are in arrears. If your reference shows your account is in arrears and you then make a payment to bring your account up to date, we can re-issue a reference if you complete the rent reference request form again.
We cannot put anything other than the true status of a student's account on a reference.
Nomination properties: Chantry Court, Deans Court and Woodland Court
Note this information applies to 20/21 tenancies.
These residences are Nomination properties, this means that you apply to live there via the University's application process, but that your tenancy agreement is with the third-party provider and you pay your rent directly to them.
For Deans Court and Woodland Court, you will be given a rent payment card on arrival at the residence, along with instructions of how to make your payments. You can choose to pay in full or in three instalments, in September, January and May (exact date and amount depends on your residence and room type). Visit the A2Dominion website for details of how you can pay.
For Chantry Court, Unite will provide details of how and when to make your payments when you confirm your booking with them, and you can get further details on how to pay from the Unite website.
Download the accommodation fees for our residences: