Students

Paying your fees

There are several ways to pay your fees. Self-funding students can pay tuition fees in one or two instalments. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse this concession to students with bad payment records.

Direct Debit

To pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, you can enter the details of your UK bank account safely and securely when you register online.

  • Payment by Direct Debit is in two instalments without any additional charges.
  • Each instalment will be 50% of the tuition fee.
  • We cannot accept Direct Debits from bank accounts outside of the UK.
  • We will announce the collection dates for Direct Debit closer to the date of registration.
  • Direct Debit can be set up via the online registration pages or by completing the Direct Debit mandate and handing or posting it back the original to the Student Finance Office

Failed Direct Debits

If you have arranged to pay by Direct Debit and the collection fails, we will charge you £25.

Debit card

To pay by debit card, you can enter the details safely and securely when you register online.

  • There is no commission charge for payments by debit card.
  • We allow payments by debit card in two instalments without additional charges.
  • The first and second instalment will be 50% of the tuition fee.
  • We are unable to accept payment by pre-loaded cards at this time.

Credit card

To pay by credit card, you can enter the details safely and securely when you register online.

  • There is a 1% commission charge for payments by credit card for 2015/16 fees onwards
  • Payments must be made in one instalment only.
  • You must pay the full amount at registration.
  • We are unable to accept payment by pre-loaded cards at this time

Please note: we do not accept Diners Club Cards.

Cheques and bank drafts

If you want to pay by cheque or sterling travellers' cheques, you can either send them to the Cashier's Office (Wessex House 3.38) in advance, or present them in person at one of the registration sessions.

  • Indicate that you are paying by cheque or travellers' cheque when you register online.
  • Print out and send the online remittance slip, or bring it with you when you pay in person.
  • Payment must be paid in one instalment only.
  • Cheques (not drafts) must be drawn on a UK bank account.

Please make cheques payable to "University of Bath" and write your student or UCAS number on the back of the cheque.

Returned cheques

You will be charged £25 for cheques that are returned from the bank unpaid.

Bank transfer

If you want to pay by bank transfer, you will need to arrange this in plenty of time for the funds to reach our account by the start of the academic year. You should allow at least ten working days.

  • Indicate that you are paying by bank transfer when you register online.
  • Payment must be paid in one instalment only.
  • Please remember to use your student or application number as the reference for your bank transfer.

Please note: the bank may make a charge of between £6 and £12, so please adjust the amount you transfer accordingly.

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

Please note: Before transferring any funds into our bank account, please ensure that you have quoted your student or application number as the reference so that we can identify your payment.

International bank transfer

We have partnered with Foreign Exchange company PaytoStudy to allow international students to pay tuition fees by sending secure bank transfers in their local currency.

Payment must be paid in one instalment only.

The exchange rate should be very competitive, but we strongly recommend you compare the rate with other providers.

Please indicate that you are paying by international bank transfer when you register online. If you choose this option, you will be given necessary details to arrange the transfer.

PaytoStudy 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. The quotation is guaranteed for 48 hours.
  3. Once you agree to the offer, you should then instruct your own bank (this can be done electronically) to transfer funds in your local currency to PaytoStudy.
  4. PaytoStudy will then forward a sterling payment to us.


As the bank transfer is initiated in your local currency there are no expensive international bank charges.

More details about the PaytoStudy process.

Please be aware that our bank has advised us that they may not be able to accept any payments originating (whether directly or indirectly) from North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Syria or Crimea and that the funds may be restricted, returned or declined. In the event that a refund of fees is due from the University of Bath, the processing restrictions will also apply to those transactions.

Cash

We do not advise that students pay by cash, but if you want to pay by cash, you can pay at the Cashier's Office (Wessex House 3.38).

  • Indicate that you are paying cash when you register online.
  • Print out and send or bring the online remittance slip with your payment.
  • Payment must be paid in one instalment only.
  • You can only pay in pounds (GBP).
  • Do not post cash in the mail or carry large sums of cash around with you.