Prices and payment

You may download a full list of all accommodation fees for all University of Surrey owned accommodation from this page.


Please note that the prices given may be subject to amendment and should be used for guidance purposes only.

The following costs are included in the accommodation fees:

  • Belongings insurance premium
  • Your gas, electricity and water bills
  • A broadband connection service to the University ResNet network
  • Cleaning of communal areas (except for studios or family flats)
  • Maintenance repairs
  • Security 24/7
  • Welfare and support services.

Paying for your room

Your invoice for rent, called an 'invoice for residence fees', will normally be sent to your University email account within 14 days of you moving in.

You will be asked to make an advance fee payment of £250 when you accept your room, but there is nothing else to pay for your room until your invoice is sent to you. This will be done after you have moved in.

The invoice will be for the whole of your license period, and if you are staying for more than 15 weeks it will be split into instalments.

Below is an example of how much you would pay for each instalment if you live in one of our Band D rooms costing £158 per week during the 2021/22 academic year:

PaymentPeriod coveredPay by dateAmount due
1Advance Fee PaymentOn room offer£ 250.00
2*18 September 21 to 01 January 22 (15 weeks, less prepayment)22 October 2021*£ 2,120.00
301 January 22 to 02 April 22 (13 weeks)3 February 2022£ 2,054.00
42 April 22 to 13 June 22 (10 weeks 2 days)5 May 2022£ 1,625.14
513 June 22 to 03 September 22 (11 weeks 5 days)16 July 2022£ 1,850.96
Total  £ 7,900.00

* The payment date of second instalment may be later than this date as it is set to be 33 days after the invoice is sent to you.

**Undergraduates are allocated for the period 18 September 2021 to 13 June 2022 so they will make the first four payments. Postgraduates are allocated for the period 18 September 2021 to 3 September 2022 so they will make all of the payments.

The pay by dates for the above instalments are designed to be just after most students receive their funding from Student Finance England. If the instalment dates don't work for you, then please speak to your student financial adviser whose contact details will be on page two of your accommodation fee invoice.

Ways to pay for your room

Please see our Pay your tuition and accommodation fees page for how to pay.

Student Finance team

For queries regarding your invoice for accommodation fees contact the Student Finance team in the Student Services Centre.

Email with your family name and student number or call the correct number below, based on the first letter of your family name:

Family name initialTelephone number
A to D01483 689039 (extension 9039)
E to K01483 682460 (extension 2460)
L to R01483 686394 (extension 6394)
S to Z01483 689029 (extension 9029)