University of Bath

Paying your tuition fees

You can pay your tuition fees with a student loan, or by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash.

Tell us how you plan to pay

You must say how you will pay your fees when you register online as a student. You'll receive an email in September inviting you to register, and you won't be able to register until you have received it.

For some payment methods, you can set up your payment during the registration process.

For other methods, you must tell us how you plan to pay during online registration, and then complete your payment in person.

Student loans

If your fee status is Home or EU, and you are starting your first undergraduate course, you may be able apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK Government.

Find out more about tuition fee loans.

If you have applied for a student loan, do not select another payment method during registration or you could be charged the fees twice. If your loan details do not appear during registration, contact Student Finance.

If you don't want to take out the loan, you can pay your fees to us directly.

Direct Debit

You can set up a Direct Debit payment during online registration or you can print out and use the Direct Debit mandate form during registration.

You must give the form to the Student Finance Office.

Direct Debit payments are made in two instalments. Each instalment is 50% of your annual tuition fee.

We can only accept Direct Debits from UK bank accounts.

Charges for failed Direct Debits

If you arrange to pay by Direct Debit and the payment fails, we will charge you £25.

UK Bank Transfers

You must use your student or application number as the reference for your bank transfer so we know who the payment is for. You must pay the full amount of fees for the new academic year in one instalment.

Our Bank Details

Barclays Bank plc
4-5 Southgate Street
Bath
BA1 1AQ

Account Name: University of Bath
Account Number: 00981303
Sort Code: 20-47-06
VAT Reg. Number: GB 639 5421 22

UK debit cards

You can pay by UK debit card during online registration.

You can pay in one or two instalments. Each instalment is 50% of your annual tuition fee.

We do not accept payment by pre-loaded cards.

UK credit cards

You can pay by UK credit card during online registration.

You can pay in one or two instalments. Each instalment is 50% of your annual tuition fee.

We do not accept payment from Diners Club Cards or pre-loaded cards.

Cheque or bank draft

Send your cheque to the Cashier's Officeor bring it with you to a registration session. You can also include the online remittance slip you obtain during your online registration.

Make your cheque payable to 'University of Bath' and write your student number on the back of the cheque.

You must pay the full amount of fees for the new academic year in one instalment.

Charges for returned cheques

If the bank returns your cheque without paying it, we will charge you £25.

Cash

We recommend that you do not pay in cash.

Please contact the Cashier's Office if you have any queries.

Do not send cash by post or carry large amounts of cash with you.

Sponsored students

If you are sponsored, you must provide an official letter from your sponsor. You can give us the letter during registration or by sending it to the Student Finance office.

The letter must:

  • be on headed paper
  • show the level of the funding
  • show the duration of the funding
  • give an invoice address

We will keep the original letter in your file, but we can provide a copy if you need one.

Charges

Returned cheques

If your cheque is returned by the bank unpaid, you will be charged £25.

Failed Direct Debits

If you pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit and the collection fails, you will be charged £25.

Late payment charges

An invoice with an outstanding balance 10 days from the invoice due date may be subject to a charge of 1.5% of the outstanding invoice value. This charge will be a minimum of £15, and a maximum of £180. A reminder will be sent notifying the late charge has been applied.

If the invoice balance remains unpaid after a further 7 days then a second late charge of 1.5% of the outstanding invoice value may be applied. This charge will also be a minimum of £15, and a maximum of £180. A reminder will be sent notifying the late charge has been applied.

In total a maximum charge which can be applied to one unpaid invoice is £360.

Payment terms

Not all payment methods are available in instalments. The University reserves the right to refuse the concession of paying in instalments to students with a history of late payments. Find out more details on the Student Finance section.

You are liable for tuition fees not paid by your sponsor (including Local Authorities and Research Councils). We do not offer payment in instalments to sponsors. All fees must be paid in full on receipt of invoice.

International payments

  • Payment must be paid in one or two instalments only
  • If paying in two instalments; each instalment will be 50% of the tuition fee
  • You can pay via the Online Registration Portal using our international payment partner, Flywire
  • Payment via Flywire can be made by card or bank transfer for selected locations including:
    • American Express
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Alipay
    • Union Pay
  • Payment can be made in over 140 currencies

How to make a payment with Flywire