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How to pay – Bath Spa University

We accept many payment methods, details of which are listed below.

All payments should be made in £ sterling. The tuition fee payment is required in full on or before arrival and commencement of the course. If you arrange to pay your accommodation fees by instalment it is your responsibility as a student, to ensure you have sufficient funds to cover any agreed payment.

The easiest way to make a debit or credit card payment is online.

Please note that we will never send an email with a direct payment link for any of our online payment methods.

Whichever payment method you use, you can pay the full amount online for the upcoming year in one go. The due date for payment in full is before registration or by 20 September.

Beware of tuition fee scams

Please be aware of scams targeting students offering to pay fees on your behalf, often at reduced rates or under special conditions.

Fraudsters may present themselves as legitimate agencies or associates and this is a scheme to steal money and personal data from students.

Never respond to these offers and always pay your tuition fees direct to Bath Spa University using the authorised payment methods below.

Visit our scams targeting students page to learn more about spotting fraud and protecting yourself from these scams. 

UK payment methods

Debit or credit card

Debit or credit card payments can be made online.

  • There is no commission charge for payments by debit or credit card.
  • Where payment by instalment (for payment of accommodation) is permitted this is offered without additional charges.
  • We accept all major debit and credit cards except American Express or Diners Club card.
  • We do not currently have the facility to enable you to pay by direct debit from your bank.
  • Please ensure that you update your debit or credit card details via The Hub if your card is reissued for any reason; even if the card number remains the same, the expiry date may have changed.

 

Cheque/bank draft

If you want to pay by cheque/bank draft, you can either send them to the Cashier's Office (Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, BA2 9BN) in advance, or present them in person at one of the registration sessions.

  • Payment must be made in full on or before commencement of the course.
  • Cheques (not drafts) must be drawn on a UK bank account.
  • You'll be charged £10 for cheques that are returned from the bank unpaid.
  • Acknowledgment receipts for cheque payments are only issued on request.

Please make cheques payable to 'Bath Spa University', write your student number and identify what you are paying for on the reverse of the cheque/bank draft.

International payment methods

When to pay

If you receive an offer of a place on a full-time programme, you will need to pay a tuition fee deposit to confirm your place. The deposit for 2022/23 will be a minimum of £3,000 rising to 100% of the tuition fee. The deadline for the tuition fee deposit is 31 July for those students commencing courses in September and by 30 November for those starting courses in February.

In all cases, the deposit will need to be paid prior to the issue of a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which is the first step in the process to obtain a student visa for the UK.

Payment of any pre-sessional fee (where applicable) must be paid in full before commencement of the course.

International students joining the University are required to pay the remaining balance (full tuition fee for the first year of the course minus the deposit paid) on or before arrival and commencement of the course.

We recommend that the balance of fees is paid before leaving your home country as your bank may need to verify your bank password, or may need to text message a confirmation code and this will not be received if you are in the UK and have changed your mobile SIM to a UK network.

The balance of tuition fees must be paid in full by 18 September for those students commencing courses in September and 31 January for those courses starting in February.

Flywire

Bath Spa University has officially partnered with Flywire to accept payments from over 240 countries and territories, in more than 130 currencies. Millions of students, parents, and sponsors world-wide trust Flywire to facilitate payment of student fees.

By making your payment using Flywire you can:

 Pay by credit or debit card, bank transfer or by e-wallet.

  • Avoid bank fees and extra charges.
  • Be guaranteed the best exchange rate when making a bank transfer using Flywire. If you find a better rate within two hours, Flywire will match it.
  • Track your payment in real-time online and receive email and text alerts each step of the way, including a confirmation your payment has been securely delivered to Bath Spa University.
  • Get 24/7 multilingual support with any questions you have about making your payment from Flywire’s expert team. You can give them a call, send an email, or use live chat online.
  • Flywire has a robust anti-money laundering program so you can feel confident in the security of your payment.

Pay now with Flywire

Debit or credit card

One off debit or credit card payment can also be made online.

  • There is no commission charge for payments by debit or credit card.
  • We accept all major debit and credit cards except American Express or Diners Club card.
  • None of the online payment methods can be deemed 100% secure due to the security weaknesses inherent in the global IT networks. You should be advised that if you use these methods, you do so at your own risk, so please take care to protect your financial information.

Payments and security

No online payment methods can be deemed 100% secure due to the security weaknesses inherent in global IT networks.

Be advised that if you use these methods, you do so at your own risk, so please take care to protect your financial information.

Payment portals such as Flywire are run by third party providers. For more information, see privacy for students and applicants.

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