Covid-19 update: Please check for any updates in bank account opening procedures and document requirements with your chosen bank in light of the current circumstances.

To open an account, you will need:

  • Your passport or National ID card
  • Your visa (if applicable) and
  • A bank letter, addressed to the bank to which you will apply, containing evidence of your current course of study and UK term-time address.

Depending on the bank you choose, you may be asked for other documentation.

Bank letters

Before producing or applying to request a bank letter, please ensure that your UK term-time address is up-to-date.

It is advisable to check with your chosen bank if they will accept an unstamped bank letter from University of Glasgow. To obtain a bank letter, students can:

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