Accommodation Fee Payment Options

There are several ways to pay for accommodation. The options include paying in eight instalments, one payment in full or two equal semester instalments. The payment methods available can differ depending on the option you choose.

8 Instalments by Direct Debit or Recurring Card Payment

Example if paying by 8 instalments:

Total Accommodation Fees (Standard Room) £4712.00 minus Prepayment (Non Refundable) £250.00. This equals £4462.00 paid over 8 monthly instalments of £557.75 from October to May.

Direct Debit Instalments

8 monthly instalments via UK bank account from October to May.

A direct debit is a regular automated payment from a UK bank account direct to the University’s bank account in payment of your fees. The direct debit instalment plan consists of 8 equal monthly payments from October – May.

To pay by direct debit please print off and complete the direct debit form then post it to the Finance Office or bring it with you when you arrive. Your completed direct debit form should be returned to the Finance Office at least 15 working days before the first instalment date.

Payment plan dates are detailed on the direct debit form and you should select either plan A or B. If you are an EU/international student and intend to open a UK bank account you can arrange this after arrival.

Recurring Card Payment (RCP)

8 monthly instalments by credit/debit card from October to May.

To set up a RCP using your debit/credit card you should login to the QMU Student Portal where you will see your invoice and the option to pay in instalments.

Please ensure the invoiced amount excludes any payments you have already made (e.g. Prepayment of £250). If the invoice is not visible or your payments have not already been deducted, please contact the Finance Office before setting up the RCP. 

One Payment in Full and Two Equal Semester Instalments

One Payment in Full can be made by credit/debit card payment by telephone, cheque, cash or bank transfer on or before arrival.

Two Equal Semester Instalments can be made by credit/debit card, cheque, cash or bank transfer. Semester 1 instalment to be paid on or before arrival and Semester 2 instalment due in the 1st week of January.

Credit/Debit Card Payment

  • Call +44 (0)131 474 0000 and ask for Finance to make payment by credit/debit card.
  • Please have your Student ID number and your accommodation offer details with you when you call.
  • Please note American Express and Diners cards are not accepted.

Cheque or Cash

Cash payments can be made in person only at the Finance Office. Do not send cash through the post.

Cheques must be in £GBP only and made payable to Queen Margaret University. Please ensure you write your name, student ID number and ‘Accommodation Prepayment’ on the back of the cheque and post to:

Finance Office
Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Drive
EH21 6UU

Bank Transfer

If you choose to pay the University by bank transfer then please use our bank details provided below.

It is important that we identify the sender when the money is received in our bank account therefore please ensure you reference your Student ID number, full name and state “Accommodation Fees”.


  • Account Number - 50858838
  • Sort Code - 20 33 70
  • Swift Code - BARCGB22
  • IBAN - GB47 BARC 203370 50858838

Barclays Bank
Barclays Glasgow Campus
1-4 Clyde Place Lane
G5 8DP