Tuition and Accommodation Fee Payments

Tuition and accommodation fees can be paid in a number of ways.

1. eRegistration

The preferred method for tuition fee payments is for students to make payment when completing eRegistration. It is preferred that the full amount of tuition fees is paid within 14 days of registration.

2. Online

Online payment can be made via the University's Internet Payments screen. The portal allows customers with non UK payment cards to make a payment in their local currency if their card provider supports the Direct Currency Conversion service.

3. International Bank Wire Transfer

The University of Aberdeen has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions to allow students the opportunity to securely send international wire transfers for payment of tuition and/or accommodation fees in their local currency.

This service is available to all international students and allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay your fees in your local currency and from your home bank account without worrying about exchange rates or bank charges.

The process is quick and easy; simply enter your student ID and contact details, the amount you want to pay, your chosen currency and you will be supplied a quote for the amount in your local currency. This quotation is guaranteed for 72 hours, during which time you should instruct your bank to transfer funds (online, at branch or via phone) to Western Union Business Solutions who then will forward the sterling payment to the University of Aberdeen.

To make a payment Western Union Business Solutions

For more information:

4. Direct Debit (UK Bank accounts Only)

Direct Debit agreements can be set up by contacting the Credit Control office, located in the Infohub. Their opening hours are 09:00 - 13:00 Monday to Friday. You can contact them via telephone: 01224 273517, or by email:

Advance payments may be requested before offering a Direct Debit, in particular a payment of tuition fees. Further details are listed in the Instalment Plans.

5. UK Bank Transfer (BACS)

Details required for BACS payments are as follows. Please remember to quote your student ID/Customer Account number and surname when setting up the transfer.

This method of payment is only available for UK domicile students. International students wanting to pay via bank transfer should use the International Bank Transfer method of payment.

Accommodation Fees Tuition Fees Other Fees (Commercial Payments)

Bank of Scotland

Account No: 00898300

Sort Code: 80-12-15

Iban No:
GB62 BOFS80121 500898300

Swift Code: BOFSGB21041

Bank of Scotland

Account No: 00841800

Sort Code: 80-05-14

Iban No:
GB45 BOFS80051 400841800

Swift Code: BOFSGB 21353

Bank of Scotland

Account No: 00841624

Sort Code: 80-05-14

Iban No:
GB44 BOFS80051 400841624

Swift Code: BOFSGB 21353

6. In person - at the Infohub

The University does not accept cash as a form of payment for tuition or accommodation fees.

Payments can be made by credit or debit card between 09:00 - 16:30 Monday to Thursday, and 10:00 - 16:30 on Fridays.

Instalment Plans

Tuition Fees

For Students Studying On-Campus Programmes (Not Including Short Courses)

If your total tuition fee is £250 or more, you can pay by setting up a payment plan. You can download a Direct Debit payment plan from the fees portal during eRegistration, or collect a printed copy from the Infohub or Credit Control.

Following the payment of 50% of your total fees, you can set up a payment plan to have the remaining balance split over 3 consecutive equal monthly instalments, calculated from the date of the invoice.

Our preferred payment method for a plan is Direct Debit; however, we do offer plans payable by an alternative method and these can be arranged by contacting the Credit Control section. Credit Control can be contacted on

Please note – It is extremely important that you as the customer ensure that you complete the relevant paperwork (payment plan) with the University, if you want to pay via this method.  All students are liable to pay a 50% upfront payment as part of the registration process. Some students will pay the balance of the fees within the payment terms of the University - 30 days; therefore, if we have received 50% of your fee, we can't assume that you wish to pay the balance by instalment/non-fee payments.

For Students Studying Online Programmes or Short Courses

 You will be charged a fee for each course you register for.  The fee for an individual course must be paid before the start of the course.  Alternative payment plans are not provided. 

You should refer to the FAQs for further guidance on tuition fees.

Accommodation Fees

Direct debit mandates for payment of the above can be downloaded from your eAccommodation portal, you have the choice to pay the fees as per the contract or on a monthly basis.

Paying as per contract

  • By direct debit - You would be expected to download the mandate from the above site, complete and send to for input against the account.
  • By an alternative method – You would not be required to enter into an agreement, the University would expect you to make payment as and when the invoice(s) become payable.

Monthly basis

The plan is offered on a pro rata basis and we can spread the total cost of your stay into manageable monthly instalments for the duration of your stay.  For example, for a student staying in our Accommodation from September to May, we can take the annual rent and divide it into nine monthly instalments (this can be paid by direct debit or an alternative method).

  • By direct debit – Download the mandate from the above site, complete and send to for input against the account.
  • By an alternative method – Contact the Credit Control section to arrange for this to be set up. This can be arranged within the first few weeks of your arrival.

If the monthly option is most suitable for you, it is very important that you ensure the relevant paperwork is completed. The payment dates for the monthly accommodation fee payments are payable on the 8th of each month.

Confirmation of all payment plans entered into will be sent to the customer’s University e-mail account (where possible). Alternatively, a printed confirmation will be sent.

Non Fee Payments

Online Store:
The University's Online Store can be used to order and pay for official letters, transcripts, graduation, resit examinations, conferences, events, courses, field trips, course guides, merchandise and more. The Infohub can take payments for official letters, transcripts, graduation and resit examinations between Monday – Thursday 09:00 - 16:15 and Friday 10:00 - 16:15.

Please note that the Infohub will no longer accept payments in cash from the 1st of January 2018.

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