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Paying your rent

How do I pay the hall fees

Payment in full - hall rents are due in full by 15 October 2020. Payment can be made online by credit/debit card using the University's secure payment website.

International students can also pay their fees using Kingston University's payments platform powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions. This allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay GBP student fees in the currency of your choice and provides you with a simple and secure way to make your payment.

Please read the University's Money Matters booklets for full details.

Payment by instalment – alternatively you can pay in three or five instalments provided you have set up a Recurring Card Payment Instruction (RCP) using an International or UK issued bank card, as outlined in Schedule 2 of the Halls Student Partnership Agreement 2020/21.

Schedule 2. Halls fees payment plan

  1. Halls fees are payable in full on receipt of invoice or by instalments if you have set up a Recurring Card Payment Instruction (RCP) on an International or UK issued bank card
  2. A RCP must be set up via the e-payment website a minimum of seven days prior to the collection of the first instalment.
  3. If a RCP is not set up in time for the collection, the student is responsible for making payment via another method by the instalment due date in order to avoid debt recovery action being taken by the University.
  4. If the move-in date listed on your Term Sheet is after the first instalment date of the standard Licence period you must pay the amount of Halls fees due between the move-in date and the next instalment date immediately. If you wish to pay the remaining Halls fees in instalments you must set up a RCP via the e-payment website at www.kingston.ac.uk/dd a minimum of seven days prior to the collection of the next instalment.
  5. The University's Halls fees instalment plan, with number of weeks' rent for each instalment, is as follows:
Undergraduate students
Standard licence length (40 weeks)
BA Education, FdA PE & Sports Activity and PGCE students
(42 weeks)
Nursing and Midwifery students
(50 weeks)
Instalment 1:
15 October 2020

16 weeks (40% of annual rent)

38% of annual rent
18 weeks (36% of annual rent)
Instalment 2:
14 January 2021
16 weeks (40% of annual rent) 38% of annual rent
16 weeks (32% of annual rent)
Instalment 3:
06 May 2021
8 weeks (20% of annual rent) 24% of annual rent
16 weeks (32% of annual rent)
Postgraduate students and all licences for 75 Penrhyn Road
Standard Licence Length (50 weeks)
Instalment 1: 15 October 2020 10 weeks (20% of annual rent)
Instalment 2: 14 January 2021 10 weeks (20% of annual rent)
Instalment 3: 11 March 2021 10 weeks (20% of annual rent)
Instalment 4: 06 May 2021 10 weeks (20% of annual rent)
Instalment 5: 10 June 2021 10 weeks (20% of annual rent)

If you are from the USA and will be fully funding your studies with Federal Student Loans, please do not set up an RCP as your hall fees will be deducted from your loans.

I am an international student and I do not have a UK bank account. Can I still pay by instalment?

In order to pay by instalment you will need to have set up a Recurring Card Payment Instruction (RCP). If you do not yet have a UK bank account that is not a problem as you can set one up using an International issued bank card (but not a forex card). Alternatively you would have to pay in full in advance.

Please contact the Finance Accounts Receivable team on +(44)(0) 20 8417 3333 if you need any help.

How do I set up a RCP?

A Recurring Card Payment Instruction (RCP) is a free and easy service that enables us to collect payments from your account automatically on the instalment dates detailed above.

You can set up a RCP right now using either an International or UK issued bank card.

If you require more information on how to set up an RCP we have created a helpful video on instalments which can be viewed in the 'Methods of Payment' section of our How to Pay Your Fees page.

Remember: There must be enough money in your account to meet the payment at the time it is collected otherwise your bank may make a charge to your account for each default. If you cancel your RCP with your bank or the University, you forfeit the choice to pay by instalment and your full outstanding fee will become payable immediately. If you do not have a RCP in place you will be required to pay the years' accommodation fees in full by 15 October 2020.