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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, but if you are unable to access the internet and you are the authorised cardholder, the University will be able to take a payment over the phone if you call us on +44 (0)20 8417 3333.

Alternatively, international students can 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 by direct debit via a UK bank account or using a recurring card payment (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 fee are payable in full on receipt of invoice or by instalments if you have set up a Direct Debit on a UK bank account or a Recurring Card Payment (RCP) on an International or UK issued bank card
  2. A Direct Debit or RCP must be set up via the e-payment website a minimum of fourteen days prior to the collection of the first instalment.
  3. If a Direct Debit or 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 Direct Debit or RCP via the e-payment website at www.kingston.ac.uk/dd a minimum of fourteen 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)

Please see our guide to setting up a direct debit instruction (PDF).

If you are from the USA and will be fully funding your studies with Federal Student Loans, please do not complete a Direct Debit form 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 either a Direct Debit on a UK bank account or a Recurring Card Payment (RCP) using an International or UK issued bank 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 Direct Debit or RCP?

A Direct Debit or Recurring Card Payment (RCP) is a free and easy service that enable us to collect payments from your account automatically on the instalment dates. Either of these can be set up using our payments page.

A Direct Debit can only be collected from a UK bank or building society. Some accounts do not have a Direct Debit facility, so please check with your bank or building society.

If you do not have a UK bank account you can set up a Recurring Card Payment (RCP) as this can be done on either an International or UK issued bank card.

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 direct debit or 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 direct debit or RCP in place you will be required to pay the years' accommodation fees in full by 15 October 2020.