Useful information


What to pack

What to pack and bring with you to the student accommodation and what not to pack.

Sample Tenancy Agreement

The tenancy agreement is a legal document outlining the contractual agreement between a student resident in the accommodation and the University.  The tenancy agreement is issued and signed on the accommodation portal after you have accepted your room offer.

Accommodation costs and lease dates

How to pay

Students have the option to pay monthly, with payments due on the 20th of each month or in full.  Please note that for international students in all cases payment must be made in full before moving in.

Bank Transfers

International students and students electing to pay in full should make these payments by bank transfer.  The bank details can be found on the accommodation portal or alternatively by emailing

Please note that any fees or commission charged for currency conversion or transaction charges must be paid by the resident. The University shall accept no responsibility for payment of these charges.

Direct Debits

Students paying monthly must do so by Direct Debit. Information on setting up direct debits will be sent alongside a successful room offer. 

Hardship Funding

For students in receipt of hardship funding, either by an academic partner or local authority, separate arrangements will be made. Please get in touch with a member of the accommodation team or the transitions team to discuss these options. 

Summer Tenancies

Some tenancies may be available to be extended into the summer subject to certain criteria. These tenancies will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

If required, certain priority groups (for example, Care Experienced Students or those who are estranged from their families) are given a tenancy agreement that extends into the summer and will end the week before the next academic years check in weekend. These longer tenancies are subject to an application review by both the accommodation team and the transitions team.


UHI is working in partnership with Endsleigh, the UK’s no.1 student insurance provider, to protect the contents inside your room.  You don’t need to do anything to activate this cover, but it is important for you to fully understand the protection provided and whether it is sufficient for your needs.

The policy number is: HH1487

You can find out more from Endsleigh:

  • Check the level of cover provided
  • Review key exclusions and limitations
  • Check the policy excess
  • Learn how to make a claim
  • Extend and personalise cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables

Check the cover provided with Endsleigh