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Paying your tuition fees

You can pay your tuition fees with a student loan, through an approved sponsor or by one of the University accepted payment methods detailed below.

Tell us how you plan to pay during registration

You will receive an e-mail inviting you to register online with the University in September, you will not be able to register until you have received this e-mail.

During the registration process you must arrange the payment of your tuition fees. See below for University accepted payment methods.

Distant learning students, please see separate section below.

Tuition Fee Fraud Awareness

All students, in particular international students should be aware of tuition fee payment scams which can result in students being defrauded thousands of pounds.

Students may be approached by individuals or organisations offering to pay their fees with a discount or with an exceptional exchange rate. Fraudsters may make illegal payments to the University on behalf of a student, while the student pays the fraudster the discounted fee; the fraudster's payment will later be recalled leaving the student owing the University thousands of pounds.

Students should never take up these offers and should only pay via the accepted methods below. For more information about scams see our scam awareness page.

Student Loans

If your fee status is 'Home' and you are commencing your first undergraduate course, you may be able to 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, your loan details should appear when you are registering with the University.

If your loan details do not appear during registration, do not select an alternative payment method as you may be charged twice. You will be asked if you have applied for an undergraduate tuition fee loan which you can select 'Yes' to. You should now contact the Student Finance Office explaining your loan details were not visible when registering. Please ensure you state your applicant/ student ID on all correspondence.

If you have applied but no longer wish to take out your tuition fee loan, you must contact Student Finance England to cancel the loan. You must then contact the University's Student Finance Office to let us know you have cancelled the loan and request to pay via an alternative payment method. Please ensure you state your applicant/ student ID on all correspondence.

Sponsored Students

A sponsor could be an employer, a commercial organisation or a government body; a sponsor is not a friend or relative who has agreed to pay your tuition fees.

If you are a sponsored student, you must provide an official sponsor agreement letter from your sponsor ahead of registration and before they make payment. E-mail your 'sponsor letter' as soon as possible to the Student Finance Office.

Upon registration, if your sponsor has been approved by the University, your sponsorship details will appear and you will be able to continue with registration.

If your sponsorship details do not appear during registration, do not select an alternative payment method, contact Student Finance Office. If you have not yet obtained your sponsor letter but need to register, contact Student Finance Office explaining your situation. Please ensure you state your applicant/ student ID on all correspondence.

To qualify, a sponsor must:

  • be an employer, commercial organisation or a government body
  • not be an individual such as a friend or relative who has agreed to pay your tuition
  • be a known, contactable organisation

The sponsor's letter must be on their headed paper and contain:

  • your student name and student number
  • the amount or duration of their sponsorship funding
  • the sponsor's address, website, e-mail address and contact telephone number
  • the sponsor's company registration number, (VAT number for UK sponsors)

Additional checks may be carried out to authenticate the sponsor if they are unknown to the University.

Following the registration period and once your sponsor has been approved, your sponsor will be invoiced for their full contribution which is payable in one instalment.

Direct Debit

You can set up a UK Direct Debit mandate during registration. This will result in Direct Debit payments automatically taken from your bank account in instalments.

Undergraduate's Direct Debits are collected in two instalments, each instalment is 50% of your annual tuition fee, instalments are collected in October and February. Postgraduate's Direct Debits are collected instalments, the dates of which will be shown during registration.

If you have prepaid a course deposit, your first instalment will be reduced by the value of your deposit.

The University can only accept Direct Debits from UK bank accounts.

Bank Transfer

You can set up an immediate bank transfer during registration via the University's approved payment provider, Flywire; please select 'Domestic Bank Transfer'. Bank transfers can also be made through open banking system via Flywire during registration, please select the 'Instant Bank Transfer' option.

Bank transfers via Flywire or open banking can be made in instalments. Each instalment is 50% of your annual tuition fee, the first instalment is due during registration, the second instalment is due in February.

If you have prepaid a course deposit, your first instalment will be reduced by the value of your deposit.

UK Card Payments

You can pay by debit or credit card online during registration.

Online card payments can be paid in instalments. Each instalment is 50% of your annual tuition fee, the first instalment is due during registration, the second instalment is due in February.

If you have prepaid a course deposit, your first instalment will be reduced by the value of your deposit.

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

International Payments

You can make an international payment through Flywire during registration.

International payments can be paid in instalments. Each instalment is 50% of your annual tuition fee, the first instalment is due during registration, the second instalment is due in February.

If you have prepaid a course deposit, your first instalment will be reduced by the value of your deposit.

  • Payment via Flywire can be made in over 140 currencies. Payment can be made by bank transfer or by the following methods for select locations:
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Alipay
    • Union Pay

Cash/ Cheques Not Accepted

We do not accept payment by cash or cheque. Please do not send cash or cheques in the post or carry large amounts of cash with you.

Please email the Income Office at income@bath.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Distance Learning

Our distance learning students have different payment options depending on the programme. Please contact the Student Finance Office for information.

Charges

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

Please refer to our Tuition Fee Terms and Conditions page for full terms.
Please refer to the Student Regulations page for full regulations.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.