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.

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. There are no additional charges for paying by Direct Debit.

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.

Debit card

You can pay by debit card during online registration.

You can pay in one or two instalments. Each instalment is 50% of your annual tuition fee. There are no additional charges for paying by debit card.

We do not accept payment by pre-loaded cards.

Credit card

You can pay by credit card during online registration.

You must pay the full amount of fees for the new academic year when you register. There is also a 1% commission charge.

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

Cheque or bank draft

Send your cheque to the Cashier's Office or 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.

Bank transfer

If you pay by bank transfer, the funds must reach our account by the start of the academic year. You should allow at least ten working days for the payment to go through.

You must pay the full amount of fees for the new academic year in one instalment. The bank may charge between £6 and £18 for your transfer, so we recommend you to include that charge in your transfer.

Make sure we can identify your payment

You must use your student or application number as the reference for your bank transfer so we know who the payment is for.

Our bank account details

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

Account Name: University of Bath
Account Number: 00981303
Sort Code: 20-05-06
SWIFTBIC: BARC GB 22
IBAN: GB90 BARC 20050600981303
VAT Reg. Number: GB 639 5421 22

PaytoStudy

PaytoStudy lets you send a secure bank transfer in your local currency. This can avoid international bank charges. PaytoStudy offers competitive exchange rates, but you should compare these rates with other providers.

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

Application process

  1. Complete and submit the application form.
  2. PaytoStudy will provide you with an instant quote for the cost of your fees in your local currency. This quote is guaranteed for 48 hours.
  3. If you agree to PaytoStudy's offer, you should instruct your own bank to transfer funds in your local currency to PaytoStudy.
  4. PaytoStudy will forward your payment to us in pounds (GBP).

Find out more about the PaytoStudy process and read their regulations.

Cash

We recommend that you do not pay by cash.

Pay in person at the Cashier's Office. You can print out the online remittance slip you obtain during your online registration and bring it to us with your payment.

You must pay the full amount of fees for the new academic year in one instalment. You can only pay in pounds (GBP).

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.

Late payment charges

Any invoice with an outstanding balance 14 days after the due date will be subject to a late payment charge of 3% of the outstanding invoice value. This charge will be a minimum of £25 and a maximum of £300.

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.