Shot of UWE Bristol's Wallscourt Park student accommodation

Paying for accommodation


To accept your offer of UWE Bristol accommodation and secure your room you will be asked to pay a deposit of £250. Offers will be sent from April onwards. It is important to budget for this, as payment will be required before student loans or grants have been paid into your account. Your deposit is an advanced rent payment which will be deducted from your final rent payment.

If you decide you are no longer coming to the University or you lose the offer of a place on a course, we will refund the deposit, provided that you contact Accommodation Services by emailing before the end of August.

Subsequent payments

You can choose how you pay your accommodation fees from the following options:

  • Three instalments in: November, February and May
  • Eight instalments from October through to May
  • One full instalment by September – before choosing this option you must be sure that sufficient funds will be available to cover full payment on the due date. A full instalment cannot be collected by Direct Debit, so online payment must be made by debit/credit card or by cheque.

If you are going to be reliant upon a student loan please note that loan payments are usually made to students in three instalments, and we would advise that you choose to pay your fees in three instalments. If you are in receipt of a bursary or if parents are helping with fees, eight instalments may be the best option.

City centre accommodation

Although not managed by the University, we accept all applications for Marketgate, Drake House, Transom House, Blenheim Court and Phoenix Court. These are passed to Unite, who will issue a tenancy agreement, arrange for the collection of the rent and deal with all other day-to-day management issues.

International students have the option of paying rent in full or in two instalments.

Unite will require a deposit when you accept the offer of accommodation. You can choose to pay in three payments or eight payments, or in one full instalment by September. Full details will be sent with your offer of accommodation. If you opt to pay eight instalments UNITE will charge a £99 administration fee.

Accommodation documents

Helpful information like our accommodation guide, which has supportive information on the accommodation acceptance process. View accommodation documents.

Find out more about accommodation at the University

Please let us know if you have any accommodation enquiries. Alternatively, take a look at our Accommodation FAQs.

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