International finance – Bath Spa University

Fees and funding for international students

Find out how much our courses cost, how to pay fees and what funding is available when you study with us.

International students joining the University are required to pay 100% of the tuition fees on or before arrival and commencement of the course.

We recommend that the 100% 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 phone SIM to a UK network.

The 100% tuition fee must be paid in full by 18 September for those students commencing courses in September and 31 January for those courses starting in February.

All payments should be made in £ sterling and the easiest way to make a payment is via Flywire.

Please note that we will never send an email with a direct payment link for international payment methods.

Payment methods

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

How much are tuition fees?

Tuition fees are chargeable for the academic period required by the programme, with annual amounts charged for each academic year of the programme unless otherwise stated.

Tuition fees are expected to rise by a modest amount each year for the duration of study; this is to take inflationary pressures into account.

How much is my deposit and when do I need to pay?

If you receive an offer of a place on a full-time programme, you'll need to pay a tuition fee deposit to confirm your place.

The deposit must be paid by 31 July for those students commencing courses in September and by 30 November for those starting courses in February.

The deposit amount for 2021/22 entry is £3,000, rising to 70% of the course fee in some circumstances. Please ensure you quote your six-digit student ID with any payment.

Any deposit or advance payment made will be allocated against your student account. The balance of your course fee should be paid prior to your arrival at the University.

Can I make early payments?

International students joining the University are required to pay 100% of the tuition fees on or before arrival and commencement of the course.

We recommend that the 100% 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 phone SIM to a UK network.

The 100% tuition fee must be paid in full by 18 September for those students commencing courses in September and 31 January for those courses starting in February.

Bath Spa University has partnered with Flywire to provide an easy and secure international payment method (see International payment methods for further information).

We strongly advise that you do not carry large sums of cash with you, and cash payment (for payment of fees) is limited to a maximum of £500 per term, per student.

When should I pay for tuition and accommodation?

100% of the tuition fee payment is required in full before you commence your course. For how to pay your fees please see International payment methods.

If you're residing in Bath Spa University halls of residence, you can also pay in advance, or we allow instalments for payment of accommodation fees.

We offer three instalment dates throughout the academic year to pay for accommodation. In 2021/22 the instalment dates are:

  • 19 October 2021
  • 11 January 2022
  • 5 April 2022

Are scholarships and additional funding options available for international students?

International students looking for funding, scholarships or other financial assistance towards covering fees and living costs should start thinking about how to fund their studies as early as possible.

For more details, see our funding pages for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

See also our available scholarships and additional funding options.

How do I open a UK bank account?

International students should open a UK bank account as soon as possible after arrival.

If you are an international student, you'll be asked to provide documentary evidence of your status in the UK in order to open a bank account. Once you've enrolled on your course, you can request this letter via Apollo or by visiting the Student Information Desk with a form of photo ID.

Our budgeting in Bath guide includes a section on finding the best bank account for you. We also recommend that you read the UK Council for International Students' (UKCISA) guide to opening a UK bank account.

Contact us

If you have any questions that we haven't answered on this page, please email myfinance@bathspa.ac.uk for further help.

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