Our aim is to try and make the rental costs and financial information as clear as possible but if you need any further clarification please feel free to contact the office.

Rent & Financial Information

If you have been allocated Edinburgh Napier University Accommodation at Slateford Road, Orwell Terrace or Bainfield:

All Students will pay a £500 advance rent payment to accept their offer of accommodation. This is offset against the total rent cost for your tenancy from start to finish.

If you are a Widening Participation student and believe you may have difficulties in paying the £500 advance instalment, please contact wideningaccess@napier.ac.uk for more information

What happens once I apply and make £500 advance rent payment?

We aim to make 39 and 50 week students an offer of accommodation within four working days. An offer and reservation email will tell you where you will be staying, how much your rent will cost and the length of your tenancy.  Within five working days of receiving this you will be expected to:

  • Complete and return a guarantor form
  • Complete the online induction
  • Set up a payment plan (please see below)

1st and 2nd Trimester Students

We aim to start making offers for Trimester 1 students from June and Trimester 2 students in November. Please note you will not be eligible for the payment in full 2% discount.

Full Academic Year 39-Week and Extended Tenancy 50-Week Tenancy

3 days after receiving your reservation email you are expected to set up a Recurring Card Payment (Monthly Instalments) or make payment in full with a 2% discount when making payment to Edinburgh Napier University.

Please note monthly payments are not worked out by multiplying the weekly cost x 4/5 weeks. We work out your total rent cost for the full duration of your stay by dividing the weekly cost by 7 to gain the daily cost and then multiplying the daily cost by the number of days in your tenancy. 

An indicative rent example is:

  • Standard en-suite room at Bainfield for 39-week tenancy – total rent is £7,436.36
  • Remaining rent after £500 paid with application is £6,936.36, payable in seven instalments of £770.71, and eighth and final instalment of £770.68
  • Last payment will be taken on/around 10 May 2025

Replacement Students

If a student wants to end their tenancy early, residents can find suitable replacement students to take over their Tenancy Agreement, provided the replacement student is approved by Student Accommodation staff, completes the application process. The current student with an active tenancy agreement will only cease to be financially responsible for their tenancy agreement rental costs once the replacement student has moved in beyond a 4-hour cooling off period.  If the replacement student cancels their tenancy agreement within the 4-hour duration the financial liability for the total tenancy agreement will remain with the current/original student.

Recurring Card Payments

Please follow the instructions given on the online application system. If you are staying from September to June you will be expected to make nine payments, and if you are staying from September to August you will be expected to make 11 payments. Your first rental payment will be deducted around 10 September and monthly thereafter. Payment plans can be made following the instructions below:

Go to www.napier.ac.uk/epay

  • Logon on with your Matriculation Number (your Edinburgh Napier Number) and date of birth
  • Click "Fees/Accommodation"
  • Click "Payer Relationship" and choose from the drop down list, for "Enrolment Month" choose "September"
  • Click "Accommodation Fees" and choose "Credit/Debit Card instalments for Recurring Card Payments" or "One off Card Payment for Payment in Full"

(We accept Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Visa Electron and Switch. We do not accept Maestro and American Express)

  • Refer to costs on your reservation email for RCP/Payment in Full – 2% Discount
  • Click to confirm payment options
  • Click to input card details and submit
  • You will receive an email confirming your payment schedule.

How to change your recurring card payments

You can amend your card details by visiting the epay webpage

Payment in full

To qualify for a 2% discount please make a one off accommodation fee payment via the online application system. Please note: this discount excludes first trimester students.

If you have any difficulties with these online payments please contact the Edinburgh Napier University Finance Department on 0131 455 6035, 0131 455 6036 or 0131 455 6197.

TV License

The cost of a TV license is not included in the rental cost. Students who wish to use the TV in the communal area or watch TV in their bedrooms will be required to purchase a TV License. If using in the communal area students only need one TV license and can share the cost. If students are watching live stream TV in their bedrooms a separate TV license will be required.

For more information, visit the TV Licensing website.

The Student Accommodation Hardship Scholarship Fund

Applying for Student Accommodation Hardship Scholarship Fund

The Student Accommodation Hardship Scholarship Fund was set up in 2021 by student accommodation staff. The aim is to provide financial support for students living within Edinburgh Napier student accommodation who find themselves in financial difficulty. Funding will be available for a 2-week period in October and April/May.

To apply for student funding, visit the Find a Fund website. For more information, email findafund@napier.ac.uk

Donating to the Student Accommodation Hardship Scholarship Fund

Thank you to the Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) Catering Teams and Sainsbury’s (81 - 85 Dundee Street Edinburgh) for helping to raise funds for the students staying in our student accommodation that find themselves in financial difficulties during their tenancy with ENU.  The support is very much appreciated by ENU Student Accommodation staff and students.

You can help support our students by giving what you can to the fund collection. Read these testimonials from students who were successful in receiving funding form the charity in the past:

Owen: "This money will help buy me food, pay for my gym membership, and get be home and back during the festive times to see my family. I live on the Isle of Wight, so opposite end of the UK. It has cost me over £300 to get home."

Jim: "I’d like to wholeheartedly thank you for access to the Student Accommodation Hardship Scholarship fund. This money will help me immensely, especially around the Christmas period, and is a huge financial weight off my shoulders. I am able to commit completely to my degree, making a big impact on my long-term education at Napier."

If you would like to donate, please visit the Student Accommodation Hardship Scholarship Fund donations page.

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