Tuition fee payment methods

Tuition fee payment methods

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Find out about the various ways to pay for your tuition fees and choose the right method for you.  The University must adhere to banking regulations in relation to transactions with countries subject to sanctions as listed by the United Nations, the European Union, the United and Kingdom and the United States (OFAC). Consequently, if you are from a sensitive sanctioned country as defined by the bodies listed, we can only accept payments from a UK bank account. Credit cards, cheques, bank drafts and bank transfers originating from a sensitive sanctioned country will not be accepted.

Credit or debit card (online via MyCampus)

If you are the card holder you can pay fees online when you register using MyCampus. This is a convenient and secure way to pay your fees.

We accept the following credit and debit cards:

  • Visa Debit
  • Visa Credit
  • Mastercard

The University does not accept American Express or Diners Club.

If you are not the card holder you must ask the permission of the card holder and the card holder must be present when making the payment.

Please ensure that you select the charge that you want to pay e.g. tuition fee, accommodation fee etc. Where a specific charge hasn’t been selected, MyCampus will allocate your payment in the following order:

Refunds

Accommodation

Miscellaneous

Tuition fee


Cheque and bank draft

Please make your cheque or bank draft payable to "University of Glasgow".

Cheques must be in Sterling and drawn on a UK or overseas bank account.

How to submit a cheque/bankers draft:

  1. Write the student's full name and University of Glasgow student number (this is your GUID) on the back of the cheque/bank draft.
  2. Write what it is you are paying i.e. tuition or accommodation fees on the back of the cheque/bank draft. If you do not tell us what it is you are paying, we will allocate your payment at our discretion, clearing the oldest balances first.
  3. Download the Cheque/bank draft payment form (doc) and complete the relevant part
  4. Send the completed form with your cheque/bank draft by post to:

Accounts Receivable
Finance Office (Tay House)
University of Glasgow
Glasgow
G12 8QQ

The University does not accept post-dated cheques.

A fee may be charged for handling cheques returned unpaid. This fee will be automatically added to the balance of any fees owed.

The University accepts no liability for payments which are lost in transit or in the post.

Please ensure that you specify the charge that you want to pay e.g. tuition fee, accommodation fee etc. Where we haven’t been notified of your intent to pay a specific charge, MyCampus will allocate your payment in the following order:

Refunds

Accommodation

Miscellaneous

Tuition fee


Bank transfer

You can pay your tuition fees by transferring funds directly into the University bank account.

Your bank will normally charge you a fee for this service which will be deducted from the amount of money you transfer. This will result in an outstanding fee balance for you to pay before you can complete registration.

University bank account:

Bank Name: HSBC Bank, 2 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3LB
Sort Code: 402247
Account Number: 81656929
Account Name: University of Glasgow Tuition Fee Income

Payments from outside the UK:

Please refer to our International Payments Platform section for information or if you prefer to send the payment direct to us please ensure that if your payment is being sent from outside the United Kingdom, quote the following:

  • IBAN number: GB72HBUK40224781656929
  • SWIFT code: HBUKGB4B

Transfer transaction details:

When transferring funds you must ensure that your bank quotes the name of the student and their University of Glasgow student number (also known as GUID) on the transaction.

If you do not do this there may be a delay in correctly identifying your payment which could delay registration.

Please ensure that you specify the charge that you want to pay e.g. tuition fee, accommodation fee etc. Where we haven’t been notified of your intent to pay a specific charge, MyCampus will allocate your payment in the following order:

Refunds

Accommodation

Miscellaneous

Tuition fee

Notification of bank transfer:

If you intend to pay by direct bank transfer, and not through our International Payments Platform please:

  1. Download the Notification of Bank Transfer (docx) form
  2. As soon as possible after you have completed the transaction at your bank to transfer your payment to the University bank account, please complete the form and email it to MyCampus-fees@glasgow.ac.uk. If you do not email us your Notification of Bank Transfer form it may take several weeks for us to identify your payment and allocate this to your account.

The information on the form will assist us in identifying your payment. Please keep a copy of your transfer documentation as we may ask you to show us this to help us trace your payment.

Tier 4 visa students:

If you are an international student applying for a Tier 4 student visa please wait until after the University has issued you with your certificate of acceptance of studies (CAS) before you make your payment.

Once your payment has been received we will update the UK Borders Agency sponsor management system with details of the payment.


Cash

We will accept cash payments up to £60.

In the interests of your personal safety we recommend that you do not carry large sums of cash and you use one of the alternative payment methods available for payments over this amount.

If you do want to pay by cash this must only be done over the counter at the Student Services Enquiry Team desk on Level 2 in the Fraser Building.

Please do not send any cash to us by post.

The University accepts no liability for any cash deposits that are submitted by any other means other than in person at the Fraser Building.


Direct Debit instalments

The Direct Debit instalment plan is not available to third party sponsors.

What is a Direct Debit?

A Direct Debit instruction authorises the University to take money directly from your bank account. A Direct Debit can only be set up from a UK bank account. Some accounts do not permit Direct Debits, please check with your bank if you are unsure.

The University will notify you by letter or email 10 working days in advance of the first collection being made. This Advance Notice letter will detail the exact dates and amounts of the Direct Debit instalments that we will take from your account. Please retain this Advance Notice letter for your records.

Setting up a Direct Debit instruction:

If you intend to pay your fees from your bank account a Direct Debit instruction can be set up online during financial registration through MyCampus.

If you are having any difficulty in setting up your Direct Debit please refer to our:

If you are not the account holder, you will not be able to set up a Direct Debit online. In these circumstances you will need to download a paper direct debit form from the Direct Debit pages in MyCampus.

The account holder will then need to fill out and sign this paper Direct Debit form and send it by post to:

Accounts Receivable
Finance Office (Tay House)
University of Glasgow
Glasgow
G12 8QQ

You can opt to pay tuition fees, accommodation fees and bench fees by Direct Debit. These are required to be set up separately.  This option will ensure any charges billed throughout the term are incorporated into your direct debit and notified to you 10 working days before the funds are taken from your account.   

We offer eight instalments for tuition and bench fee direct debits, which will normally be collected around the 15th of each month, starting in October and seven instalments for accommodation fees. Any deposits paid in advance will be deducted from your account before we calculate the instalment amounts.

Please ensure that you have sufficient funds to meet your Direct Debit payments. The bank will reject your Direct Debit and may charge you penalties if there are insufficient cleared funds in your account on the day we collect the payment.

Should more than one Direct Debit instalment be rejected we will cancel the instalment plan and the full balance of remaining fees will become due immediately and you will not be able to reinstate the direct debit in that term.

Cancelling Direct Debits:

If you wish to cancel your Direct Debit please do so by writing to your bank. Send a copy of your letter to the Student Accounts Receivable Team by email: MyCampus-fees@glasgow.ac.uk.

If you cancel your Direct Debit instruction any balance of fees still outstanding will become payable in full immediately.