Paying your fees
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
- convenient payment methods including AliPay, Ten Pay, UnionPay, Trustly, Sofort, etc.
- no transaction charges from (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 (University of Westminster)
- customer support service to help you in every step
How it works
Simply select the country you are paying from, what are you paying and your preferred method of payment. Enter your student details, following the payer details. Get your payment instructions and make your payment. You can track your payment status through every step.
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.
You can Log in here 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 here to pay online.
Your 8 digit student ID number and date of birth are mandatory requirements to pay online.
You can pay your fees by bank transfer directly into our bank account. Please make sure all related bank charges are also paid, so that the University receives the full tuition fee due.
When making a transfer, you must include your student ID number followed by FEES and Surname. For example: 12345678-Fees-Smith
To make a bank transfer, please use the following University bank details:
Bank holder name: University of Westminster
Bank name and address:NatWest Bank PLC, PO Box 3038, 57 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0HN
If you are used to paying by IBAN or Swift you should now pay using WU at no extra cost.
Please retain proof of payment (e.g. a receipt or bank account statement) as you will need to present this at enrolment.
Paying by cash
Please pay cash (GBP only) at your local Natwest Bank branch.
When paying please ensure you quote your student ID number and obtain a receipt; you will also need to take your Student ID card and passport with you.
Please note: cash payments for tuition fees will not be accepted by the local finance offices students are advised to make such payments as indicated above.
Nearest Natwest bank branches:
- Cavendish Campus – 125 Great Portland Street
- Harrow Campus – 315 Station Road
- Marylebone Campus – 69 Baker Street
Account name: University of Westminster
Sort Code: 56-00-33 Account No:48303542
Paying by Cheque/banker's draft
Your cheque/banker’s draft (GBP, USD, EUR) should be made payable to “University of Westminster”.
Please don’t forget to write your student/applicant ID number and name on the back of the cheque so that we can assign the payment to your student account.
Completed cheques can be posted or handed directly to your faculty finance office:
Marylebone Finance Office
The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, and Westminster Business School
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
Cavendish Finance Office
The Faculty of Science and Technology, Westminster Law School, and Social Sciences and Humanities
115 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6UW
Harrow Finance Office
Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Middlesex HA1 3TP
Note: When paying by cheque please ensure you allow plenty time for your payment to clear.
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:
- You must have a valid National Insurance number that has been validated by the SLC and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- You must sign and return to the SLC your declaration that came with your student support notification entitlement letter.
- 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 of the above has been completed correctly.
If you have any queries in relation to their maintenance loan or registration should contact the Student Funding Office on:
- T: 0203 506 6989
- E. [email protected]
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 become ineligible for support, in such cases students will be liable of any unpaid tuition fees.
If your fees will be paid by a Sponsor please bring your sponsor letter with you to enrolment. This is so your faculty finance office can process your payment and invoice your Sponsor as soon as possible. Please note that 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, and 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, 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.
Please note that 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. You must therefore 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, they will be required to pay the amount not covered by the Career Development Loan prior or during the enrolment period.
Please send confirmation of your Career Development Loan to [email protected] or with you to your enrolment date.
English and Welsh Students
If you wish to apply for the Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,280.00 you will need to ensure that you send a copy of your Postgraduate Loan Summary agreement (confirmation and dates payments will be received) to [email protected].
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 beginning of February, 3rd payment by beginning of May
- January starters: 1st payment course start date, 2nd payment by beginning of June, 3rd payment by 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.
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.
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 they have a personal tuition fee liability of £2,000 or more.
Entering into a payment plan is simple. By paying the required 50% minimum towards your tuition fees at or shortly after enrolment, you will automatically be deemed as paying by instalments. The dates and percentages for payment are listed below.
You can make as many payments as you like within the instalment dates, but must ensure the university has received the (75% & 100%) total fees by the dates listed.
Students starting in September
- 50% at enrolment
- 25% by 1 December
- Final 25% by 31 January
Students starting in January
- 50% at enrolment
- 25% by 31 March
- Final 25% by 30 April
Note: At the point of enrolment, as part of the University’s Enrolment and Financial Declaration, you are confirming that you are aware of the scale of fees and charges and you have the ability to pay
If you are experiencing difficulties
The Business Services Team
The Business Services Team are responsible for general finance related queries, student refunds and can be contacted on:
- tel: + 44 (0) 20 7911 5045
- e-mail: at [email protected]
- or in person at the Finance Offices from 11am – 2pm Monday to Friday
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. If you experience difficulty in paying your tuition fees you should contact the team on:
- tel: + 44 (0) 203 506 6993
- e-mail at [email protected] please ensure you quote your Student ID number and faculty where you are studying in the subject header.
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.