We accept payment in a number of different ways. Please select from the following options:

International students can pay their fees using the University of Westminster’s payments platform powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions. 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.

Benefits of GlobalPay for students

  • Intuitive, mobile friendly interface for a seamless payment experience
  • Pay international fees by bank transfer or online e-wallet payment options
  • Convenient payment methods including AliPay, Ten Pay, UnionPay, Trustly, Sofort, and more
  • No transaction charges from the University of Westminster or Western Union Business Solutions
  • Favourable exchange rates compared to most banks
  • Track your payment step by step
  • Peace of mind that your full payment received by the University of Westminster
  • Customer support service to help you at every step. Student contact details are Tel: +44 (0) 1733 871871 Email: [email protected].

How it works

To make your payment, you'll need to follow these steps:

  1.  Log in to My Student Record.
  2. Click on 'View and Pay Fees' in the 'My Self-Service' box in the 'My Profile' tab.
  3. Select 'Pay by International transfer'. You will be then redirected to the Western Union Business Solutions portal.
  4. Simply click 'Include' next to the payment type and amount you wish to pay, and 'Get a Quote'.
  5. Select your preferred method of payment.
  6. Your details will auto-populate.
  7. Select who will be making the payment, and enter the details.

When you choose to pay by international transfer, your personal data, including Student ID Code, First Name, Surname, Home Address, Country of Domicile, Home Email Address, Home Telephone Number and Fee Amount Owed will be shared with Western Union to enable the transfer to be processed. To learn about how Western Union process your data, please see their privacy statement.

Make a payment online, through your bank or in person. You can track your payment status via the Tracking capability on Western Union Business Solutions portal.

If you are unable to make payment using this service please contact finance on [email protected]  or + 44 (0)20 7911 5045 who will be able to give advice on alternative payment methods.

Paying online by Credit/debit card

You can pay your fees online by credit or debit card after you have completed online pre-enrolment (please note we do not accept Amex, Visa Electron or Diners Club).

We now offer Dynamic Currency Conversion whereby international Visa and MasterCard card users can choose to pay in their home currency. The Pay in your Home Currency facility is provided by FEXCO and benefits from a Best Rate Guarantee Programme. Find out more about the service.

Log in to pay online.

Your 8 digit student ID number and date of birth are mandatory requirements to pay online.

If you are a current applicant and have not yet completed online pre-enrolment, the quickest way to pay is by credit or debit card through our Applicant Portal.

You can pay your fees online by PayPal after you have completed the online pre-enrolment. This service is available to all students and allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay your fees. Log in to pay online.

Your 8 digit student ID number and date of birth are mandatory requirements to pay online.

You can now pay by calling into our automated telephone system on +44 (0) 20 7915 5404. You will need your 8 digit student ID and name of faculty to make payment.

Alternatively you can also call into our finance offices on +44 (0) 20 7911 5045 if you need any assistance and to continue making payment.

Student Loans Company

You must apply (or re-apply for continuing students) for your Tuition Fee Loan/Maintenance Loan for each year of your course. It is important to apply early to allow the Student Loans Company (SLC) to assess your student support application and ensure that your finances are in place before term starts in September.

When making arrangements for your tuition fees and maintenance loan to be paid it is important to ensure you have completed the following steps:

  1. You must have a valid National Insurance number that has been validated by the SLC and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
  2. You must sign and return to the SLC your declaration that came with your student support notification entitlement letter.
  3. You must be complete full enrolment at the University of Westminster to allow your registration to be confirmed to the SLC.

Once we have confirmed your enrolment to the SLC you should expect your loan to be paid into your account within 3 to 5 working days, providing all the steps have been completed correctly.

If you have any questions in relation to your maintenance loan or registration contact the Student Funding Office on:

Please note: The Student Loans Company reserves the right the withdraw student support at any time should a student’s circumstances change and a student becomes ineligible for support, in such cases students will be liable for any unpaid tuition fees.

Sponsor

If your fees will be paid by a Sponsor please bring your sponsor letter with you to enrolment, so your faculty finance office can process your payment and invoice your Sponsor as soon as possible.

Please note: a new sponsor letter is required each academic year.

Sponsor letters should be submitted on company headed paper stating the exact amount or percentage of your tuition fees the organisation wishes to pay. The letter must also include:

  • your name
  • course details
  • contact details of authorising person within the organisation
  • valid purchase order number (if applicable)

Please make sure that the letter is signed by the relevant authorising manager from within the sponsor organisation.

Invoices will be sent out after enrolment. If you want to have your invoice sent earlier than this please email the Finance Offices a scanned copy of the Sponsor letter before enrolment, but please bring a copy with you as well.

Once the invoice is sent to your organisation, they will have 30 days to pay the invoice.

Students who are sponsored by their employer do not have the option to pay by instalments.

Please note: In the event that your sponsor fails to pay your tuition fees, you will become personally liable to pay these fees. So, you must make sure that your sponsor is aware that tuition fees are due for payment within 30 days of receiving the invoice.

Students who are funding their tuition fees using a Career Development Loan should be aware that if the loan does not cover the full tuition fees charged by the University of Westminster for the academic year, you will be required to pay the amount not covered by the Career Development Loan prior or during the enrolment period.

Please send confirmation by emailing [email protected] or bring it with you to your enrolment date.

English and Welsh Students

If you wish to apply for the Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,609.00 the university expects you to make payment of 33% of your fees at enrolment, a second payment of 33% 4 months after your course start date and the final payment 7 months after your course start date.

  • September starters: 1st payment course start date, 2nd payment by the beginning of February, 3rd payment by the beginning of May.
  • January starters: 1st payment course start date, 2nd payment by the beginning of June, 3rd payment by the beginning of September.

Please note: that Student Finance will pay the PG loan to yourself, so when paying your tuition fees to the University of Westminster you will be classified as a self-funded student.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Loan.

Scottish Students

A postgraduate tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 is available, which is payable directly to the University.

Eligibility will depend on whether the course or similar is not available in Scotland.

Northern Irish Students

A postgraduate tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 is available which is payable directly to the university, payment of the loan will be made in three instalments of 25%, 25% and 50%.

If your course is longer than 1 year the loan will be capped over the duration of the course:

  • 1 year course – £5,500.00
  • 2 year course – £2,750.00 per year
  • 3 year course – £1,833.00 per year

Before making your application for a loan please check with your registry office as to whether your course details have been added to the Student Loans Company's course database as you will not be able to apply for the Postgraduate tuition fee loan if the course details have not been added.

All students

If you hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours from the University of Westminster you will be entitled to a 15% Alumni Discount on our full and part time Masters courses, the discount does not apply for the March (RIBA part 2) and RIBA (III) Professional Practice in Architecture.

For further information please contact our Courses Enquires Team [email protected].

Paying by instalments

For students who do not wish to pay their fees in full we also offer the option to pay by instalments.

Instalment plans are available to all non-Student Loans Company funded students (with the exception of Study Abroad students and students who are being externally sponsored), where you have a personal tuition fee liability of £2,000 or more.

You can make as many payments as you like within the instalment dates, but must ensure the university has received the total fees by the dates listed.

Undergraduates

UK /EU under Graduate – Self funding and International Undergraduate

Level 30 September 1 December 31 January
UG 50% 25% 25%

Postgraduates and PhD Students

UK /EU Postgraduate and PhD – Funded through Student Loan Company PG/PhD loans* or who are self-funded

Start dates 30 September 31 January 30 April 31 May 31 August
September starters 33% 33% 34%    
January starters   33%   33% 34%


Student who seek loans from Student Loan Company for PG/PhD courses receive their funding directly SLC. These students are classified as self-funded students in the University’s records.

International Postgraduates

Start dates 30 September 1 December 31 January 31 March 30 April
September starts 50% 25% 25%    
January starts     50% 25% 25%

Students on Modular or stage basis

Instalment arrangements for students who enroll on modular or stage basis will only be provided if the Tuition fee is in excess of £2,000.

Where students are eligible for instalments, any one of the above instalment plans will be applicable dependent on the fee status i.e. UK, PG,PhD, UK, EU or international as indicated in the tables above.

Self-funded students

You need to pay 50% of your tuition fees by enrolment, to pay your fees please check the paying your fees page for our payment options. If you are an overseas student please ensure you have paid your £4,000.00 deposit and any additional payments to reach the required 50% threshold.

Sponsored students

If you are being sponsored by your employer and have not uploaded a sponsorship letter during pre-enrolment please send your sponsorship letter on headed paper to [email protected]

Student Loans Company – Undergraduate courses (including the Master of Architecture RIBA part 2)

Is your student support application for the University of Westminster?

Is your application approved?

  • If your application is for another university you need to issue a change of circumstances notification to transfer to the University of Westminster. After enrolment your transfer to the University of Westminster will need to be undertaken by the university please provide your Student Support Number to [email protected]
  • If your application is not approved, please check to see that you have supplied all evidence required to support your application and when prompted too please sign and your return your declaration agreeing to the Student Loans Company’s terms and conditions.

Did you supply your Student Support Number when you pre-enrolled?

  • If no, please supply this the university so that we can update your student record otherwise this will delay the confirmation of your registration.

Please supply your student support number to [email protected] your student support number starts with SFDU, SFWU or EURS

Your registration will be confirmed by the university if we have your student support number and you are full enrolled, payment of the maintenance loan will be made in 3-5 working days. Please note you will not receive your first payment on the date stated by the Student Loans Company funding entitlement letter.

If you have no student support application in place at enrolment you may be asked to pay towards your tuition fees, any payments made will be refunded once your student support application is approved and for the University of Westminster.

Student Loans Company – Postgraduate courses

Is your student support application for the University of Westminster?

Is your application approved?

  • If your application is for another university you need to issue a change of circumstances notification to transfer to the University of Westminster. After enrolment your transfer to the University of Westminster will need to be undertaken by the university please provide your Student Support Number to [email protected]
  • If your application is not approved, please check to see that you have supplied all evidence required to support your application and when prompted too please sign and your return your declaration agreeing to the Student Loans Company’s terms and conditions.

Did you supply your Student Support Number when you pre-enrolled?

  • If no, please supply this the university so that we can update your student record otherwise this will delay the confirmation of your registration.

Please supply your student support number to [email protected] your student support number starts with SFDU, SFDW or EURS

Your registration will be confirmed by the university if we have your student support number and you are full enrolled, payment of the maintenance loan will be made in 3-5 working days. Please note you will not receive your first payment on the date stated by the Student Loans Company funding entitlement letter.

If your student finance application is approved and the university has confirmed your registration, you will be required to pay 33% of your tuition fees by enrolment. If your student finance application is not approved you will be required to pay 50% of your tuition fees at enrolment until your student finance application is approved and tuition fee payments can be made in line with your postgraduate loan.

Pay by UK bank transfer

For international students who are unable to use GlobalPay, and for UK student’s bank transfers can be made direct to the University of Westminster.

Bank holder name: University of Westminster

Bank name and address: NatWest Bank PLC, PO Box 3038, 57 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0HN

Sort Code: 56-00-33

Account No: 48303542

Swift Code: NWBKGB2L

IBAN: GB95 NWBK 5600 3348 3035 42

Bank transfers can take between 3–10 days to reach the University’s bank account.

Please quote your university student ID when making payment and provide a copy of your bank transfer remittance as proof of payment and send to [email protected].

For all students

Please note that all students have a 14 day cooling off period from when you enrol to suspend or withdraw from the university without incurring a tuition fee charge. After this period there will be a tuition fee liability regardless of whether any third party is in place.

Fee liability and refunds if withdrawing from studies

For information about withdrawing from studies and what this means for your fees, please visit our suspending and withdrawing webpage where you will find full details.

Who to contact

The Business Services Team

The Business Services Team are responsible for general finance-related queries and student refunds. 

T: + 44 (0) 203 506 4168
E: [email protected]

The Credit Control Team

The Credit Control Team are responsible for the collection of tuition fee payments from students, sponsors and the Student Loans Company.

The Credit Control Team accept incoming telephone calls between 9am - 12pm and 2pm – 5pm. 

T: + 44 (0) 203 506 6993
E: [email protected]