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International students - Deposit and fee payment

Information for new and returning international students on how to pay tuition fees.

Students should also be aware of the conditions outlined in the UWE Bristol Tuition Fee Policy.

Tuition fee deposit (new students only)

In order to secure your place at the university and to receive your Confirmation of Acceptance to Study letter (CAS), which enables you to apply for your visa, you will need to pay the minimum deposit amount of £3,000*.

We accept a number of different payment methods including:

  • Flywire (our preferred method of payment)
  • Credit or debit card payments
  • Cheque or bankers draft
  • Online payment
  • Bank transfer

In all payments it is important to note that the reference number should be your student ID and family name ie 123456789 Smith. Failure to transfer funds with the appropriate information, may result in a delay to your student account being credited.

*If you are a Government Sponsored student, are sponsored by an International Scholarship Agency or have applied for a US Federal Loan, you are not required to pay a tuition fee deposit and your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement will be issued via your Welcome website.

Please note: The international tuition fee deposit is non-refundable except in certain circumstances. View further information regarding the refund policy for international deposits.

Notification of outstanding fees

New and returning international students will be advised of outstanding fees as follows:

  • Undergraduates will be able to view the outstanding tuition fee amount through the 'Registration' tab in myUWE.
  • Postgraduates will receive an invoice via their UWE Live Mail to advise them of the outstanding tuition fee amount.

Ways to pay

New and returning students can pay tuition fees via the following methods:

International Funds Transfer (Flywire - Our official payment partner)

Pay your tuition and/or your accommodation fees (deposit or in full) by International Funds Transfer (Flywire) direct to our bank. This is our recommended and preferred method of payment.

UWE Bristol has negotiated very competitive exchange rates through this particular Foreign Exchange company, so this method of payment should result in much lower costs to you than if you were to organise the transfer through your own bank.

Direct debit, credit or debit card

You can pay the remaining balance of your tuition fees (after paying your deposit) by direct debit*, credit card or debit card.

Undergraduate students can:

  • Pay via the 'Registration' tab in myUWE.

Postgraduate students can:

Pay through the University's online payment facility using the following methods of payment:

*only available from UK bank accounts.

Cheque or bankers draft – drawn on a UK bank

Made payable to 'UWE, Bristol'. You must complete the Cheque Payment Form.

Online payment

Student fees should not be settled by direct bank transfer. Please use our secure online payment facilities as detailed below:

However, if for any reason you are unable to use either of the facilities above then please call the Income Office - Tel +44(0)117 3287888 or email

Bank transfer

You can ask your bank to transfer funds in pounds sterling (£) directly to our bank account, which can take up to ten working days to reach us. Your bank may charge you for this transfer (Flywire does not charge). You must ask your bank to quote your student number (Welcome ID), and your name as the reference to ensure we are able to identify your payment.

So that we can easily credit this to your account promptly on receipt, you must also email in order to provide the following information:

  • Student name
  • Student number (Welcome ID)
  • Senders name
  • Details of the payment (eg Tuition Fee Deposit, Accommodation Fee, etc. When making payment for more than one thing, it is important for you specify how much you wish to pay in respect each)
  • Name and branch of the bank that is sending your payment

Our bank details are:

Bank account name: UWE Bristol – main account
Bank account number: 60030127

Sort code: 60-02-38

IBAN number: GB31 NWBK 6002 3860 0301 27
Swift/BIC number: NWBK GB 2L 

Bank: National Westminster Bank

Branch name: Bishopston Branch

Branch address: 72 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8BF

Further information about fees and funding

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