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Paying tuition fees

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Last updated: 18/10/2023 10:47

You can pay your tuition fees in a number of ways. It is important that you pay either your first instalment or your full fee at enrolment otherwise we cannot register you as a student.

Cash Payments are never accepted by the university. Any cash payments will be returned to the payee and will not be allocated to the student record.

Cost of tuition

The cost of your tuition fees will depend on the course you are studying. Your offer email from us should include the tuition cost. For more information on tuition fees, please see the undergraduate and postgraduate study sections.

Paying before you arrive

You'll need to pay your tuition fees before you arrive in Cardiff. You will need to either pay at least the first instalment of your tuition fees or provide evidence of sponsorship for each year of your course in order to complete online enrolment.

Any fees paid in advance can be deducted from the money you need to show for your student visa. We do advise that it's best to get your visa and then pay fees to avoid complications.

Ways to pay

Some of these methods may incur bank charges which vary depending on your country, but are usually between £5 and £20. Please ensure you allow extra money for any bank charges when paying your fees.

International students can pay their fees using Cardiff University’s payments platform powered by Convera. This allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay GBP student fees in the currency of your choice and provides you with a simple and secure way to initiate a payment.

Features of GlobalPay for students include:

  • intuitive, mobile friendly interface for a seamless payment experience
  • pay international fees by bank transfer or online payment options
  • convenient payment methods including Alipay, Tenpay, UnionPay, Trustly, Sofort and more
  • no transaction charges from Cardiff University or Convera
  • favourable exchange rates compared to most banks
  • track your payment online step by step
  • peace of mind that your full payment is received by Cardiff University
  • multi-language platform: French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indonesia, English, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and Arabic
  • customer support service to help you in every step.

Make your payment.

Payments made by telephonic transfer or bank transfer should be made to:

Lloyds Bank, 31 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AG
Account: Cardiff University Tuition Fees
Account No: 17852568
Sort Code: 30-67-64
IBAN NO: GB53 LOYD 3067 6417 8525 68

It is essential to quote your student number and surname (e.g. 1912345 JONES) when transferring funds to the university’s bank account or we may be unable to allocate your payment to your student record.

You can pay your tuition fees using a debit or credit card (but not American Express).

To make this payment, please complete the credit/debit card mandate payment form when you enrol online (available from late August or September).

Difficulty paying fees with a debit card

If you've opened a bank account in the UK, you may have problems paying your tuition fees with your debit card in person.

However, you do have the option of paying your tuition fees using your debit card by going through SIMS. You'll need your username and password.

Please make sure your full name, student (or applicant) number are quoted when making the transfer to:

Lloyds Bank, 31 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AG
Account: Cardiff University Tuition Fees
Account No: 17852568
Sort Code: 30-67-64
IBAN NO: GB53 LOYD 3067 6417 8525 68

You can pay by Direct Debit if you have a valid UK bank or building society account which allows Direct Debits. If you choose this payment method, you'll have to complete a Direct Debit mandate as part of your online enrolment.

Paying in instalments

We prefer payment of tuition fees in full before you arrive in Cardiff. However, if you're a self-financing student (i.e. you or your family are funding your studies) then you may pay your tuition fees in equal instalments each year.

  • First instalment is usually due in September (when you enrol online)
  • Second instalment is usually due in January
  • Third instalment is usually due in April

If you are in receipt of a Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship, the award will be deducted from your tuition fees before the three fee instalments are calculated.

If you're not starting in September, you'll be sent more information about your payment schedule. Your first instalment, however, is always due by the time you enrol. Payment dates will be confirmed by the Cardiff University Finance Office.

Obtaining a receipt

If you pay all or some of your tuition fees to Cardiff University Finance Office before we send you the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) email, then you won't need a receipt.

If you still need or would like to have a tuition fee receipt you can obtain one on SIMS Online.

If you're unable to pay

If you can't pay the first instalment of your tuition fees before or at enrolment, you will be fully enrolled but with outstanding financial issues which need to be resolved within 28 days of the start of your course.

If payment is not made within 28 days of the start of your course, your enrolment with us will be cancelled, you will be in breach of your student visa and will be required by UK law to return to your home country.

Fraudulent information

If you are suspected of providing fraudulent documentation or displaying suspicious behaviour when paying your tuition fees, the university may investigate this further in line with our money laundering policy. If incorrect information has been submitted in error, please contact us as soon as possible to report this.