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Paying your English for University Study Programme fees

Your tuition fee will depend on the number of terms you have chosen to study.

No deposit is required for the English for University Study Programme.

When to pay

For students who are self-funded, tuition fees must be paid in full no later than the cut-off date for the terms for which you have applied. The cut-off date is three days before the course begins – see below.

If you have applied for:Full fees must be paid no later than:
Term 1Friday 13 September 2024
Term 2Friday 10 January 2025
Term 3Saturday 3 May 2025

Failure to pay on or before the cut-off date may result in your studies being suspended.

How to pay

We accept the following method of payment:

Please read this information carefully to help you to pay your English for University Study Programme fees by bank transfer.

You must ensure you follow the instructions on this page to allow us to trace your bank transfer payment.

  1. You must include the following information in the payment:
    • Student number - if you do not put this, we will not know that you have paid
    • Student full name
    • English for University Study Programme course code:
      • BF106
  2. You will need to check how much your bank will charge for the bank transfer and include it in your payment. All bank charges must be covered by your payment transfer.
  3. Please transfer only your course fees.
    1. Do not include your accommodation fee.
    2. Do not include your undergraduate or postgraduate tuition fees.
  4. After payment, please send us a copy of your bank transfer receipt to

Account details:

Bank Address: Lloyds Bank, 1 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AF
Account Name: Cardiff University Receivables Account
Account Number: 17855560
Sort Code: 30-67-64
IBAN Number: GB70 LOYD 3067 6417 8555 60

Some of the above 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.

We do not accept payment by cash, bank draft (cheque) or travellers’ cheques.

Sponsored students

If someone else is paying your fees, you must provide evidence of this.

Proof of sponsorship of the course which includes a financial guarantee letter must be sent by email before or at enrolment to

Cancellation and refunds

You have the right to cancel your booking without giving any reason from the point you apply to study up to the end of the 14th day after the start of the term for which you have applied. This is called the cancellation period. If you cancel your booking within the cancellation period, the University will reimburse you for fee payments received from you for that term.

If you have applied for the following termsEnd of cancellation period for each term
Term 1Sunday 29 September 2024
Term 2Sunday 26 January 2025
Term 3Monday 19 May 2025

The University will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days after the day on which you inform us in writing about your decision to cancel your booking. The University will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction. If the payment is made by a sponsor or employer, the University will pay the refund to the relevant party.

If you cancel the booking after the cancellation period has ended, the University will not refund payments received from you. In the case of students who withdraw after the cancellation period has ended who have not yet paid their fees, these students will be invoiced directly for the full fees unless there are extenuating circumstances:

Examples of extenuating circumstances:

  • if your visa application to study the English for University Study Programme is unsuccessful (evidence must be provided)
  • illness (evidence must be provided via a medical certificate in English or a certified translation)

Refunds made due to extenuating circumstances will be calculated pro-rata.  Refunds will be made in full-weeks and will not include the week that you notify us of your extenuating circumstance (e.g. if you notify us of extenuating circumstances any time after the cancellation period, and the extenuating circumstances are supported, you will receive a refund for full weeks following that week up to the end of the course.  A week is considered to run from Monday to Sunday)

If you wish to cancel your course booking, you must send your request in an email to

We cannot accept cancellations over the phone or in person. When we have received your confirmation that you would like to cancel your booking, we will process the necessary refund and send it to you as soon as possible.

Contact us

If you have any questions about fee payment, please contact:

ELP Finance