Rents and Payment

Rent prices


The accommodation rent price includes all your utility bills (heating, cooking, electricity, water and internet). Students living in university accommodation do not pay Council Tax. 

rent prices

Contract lengths


Your contract is a legal document and by accepting your contract online you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the contract, including to pay rent on the room between the dates shown.  It is important that you understand that the Accommodation contract is different from your Academic contract and will be binding as long as you are a registered student at the University of Sunderland. 

Academic YearContract LengthStart DateEnd DateNotes
2017/1840 weeks

16th September 2017

23th June 2018


Full year exchange and study abroad

2017/1850 weeks

16th September 2017

1st September 2018


2018/1940 weeks15th September 201822nd June 2019


Full year exchange and study abroad

2018/1950 weeks16th September 201831st August 2019Postgraduates

*you may find that the above contract lengths are not suitable for your course. Please look at our new and prospective student pages to see further details on other contract lengths.

Rent payments (all students)


University managed accommodation

The accommodation fee is split into three termly instalments.

You will be able to view the instalment amounts and due dates by logging into your e:Vision account.

The instalment dates are as follows (dates may vary depending on your length of contract):

  • 1st November 
  • 1st February
  • 1st May 

The Forge U Student Village

Rent instalments differ at The Forge, residents can find their instalment dates on page 1 of the tenancy agreement or on the financial tab in their u-student portal.

Booking fee


If you are an Exchange/Study abroad student or an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) student please visit your unique accommodation pages for more information on your booking fee.

University managed accommodation

All students applying for university managed accommodation will pay a 300 GBP booking fee payment at the time of accepting a room offer, which is then deducted from the first termly instalment. If a student is having difficulty paying the booking fee they must contact the Accommodation Office at their earliest possible convenience.

You can pay your rent installments in a number of ways, the easiest being by recurring card payment.  The University also accepts payment by credit/debit card, cheque and bank transfer. 

The Forge U Student Village

For more information please visit: 

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