Paying accommodation fees

At Birmingham we recognise that students need flexibility when paying accommodation fees. We provide a range of payment options to suit everyone. The accommodation fee can either be paid in full or spread over manageable instalments by Direct Debit.

You’ll need to make an Advance Rent Payment of £550 to secure your accommodation as part of your online acceptance. Please ensure that payment for the balance has been arranged before you arrive by either:

  • Applying to make payment in instalments by Direct Debit
  • Making a single payment
  • Providing Sponsorship details

Pay in instalments by Direct Debit

Make a single payment


Important notes 

Authorisation Contact Details

In order for the Finance Office at the University of Birmingham to disclose or discuss a student’s account details with a parent, spouse, partner, friend, relative or other third party, the University is required under Data Protection Law to obtain the written consent of the student. This can be given by completing the Authorisation Contact Details section during online registration or by printing and completing the Disclosure to Third Party form (PDF - 42KB).

To request a receipt

If you require a receipt for payments made towards accommodation fee for the current academic year, please fill in the 'request a receipt form'.

To request a refund

If you believe you have overpaid your tuition or accommodation, please complete the 'Student Refund Request' form below.

Student Refund Request form PDF - 19KB).

Please note that we can only refund the original payer of an account

The original payer must request that an alternative account is credited by completing the 'Refund Authorisation Form'.

Please return the forms via the Service Now portal.


Accounts Receivable Team
Please contact them here
Tel: +44 (0) 121 502 7662