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Tuition fee deposit

All self-funded, full-time international applicants must pay a tuition fee deposit (a minimum of £3,000) as a condition of their offer, to confirm your place and also assure the UK Visas and Immigration that you are a genuine student.

Sponsored students will need to provide a copy of their official financial sponsorship letter.

Details of how to make payment and the different payment plans available to you will included with your offer letter. If you have not received a copy of this please contact us on

Payment options

Option 1: Full Fee Payment

If you pay your fees in full before the start date of your course you will receive an additional £250 discount, known as our Full Fee Payment Award, as well as any additional scholarships noted on your offer letter. 

Option 2: Two Instalments

Alternatively, you can pay your fees in two instalments. If you choose to pay in two instalments, you will not benefit from our £250 Full Fee Payment Award.  In this instance, you will be required to make a deposit payment of £3,000 to confirm your place, and make an additional payment of 50% of the remaining balance before the start date of your course in order to allow you to enrol.  The remaining balance of your tuition fees will be due in January for September/October starters and in April for January/February starters (exact deadlines can be found in the financial information and regulations included with your offer letter).

There are four ways that payment can be made the University. These methods can be used to make your initial £3,000 deposit payment and any future payments towards your tuition fees.

BACS Transfer

To pay by bank BACS transfer:

Please quote your name and your student reference number (this can be found at the top of your offer letter)

Bank: National Westminster Bank PLC
Address: 33 Eastgate Street, Chester, CH1 1XA
Sort Code: 60 40 08
Account Number: 79821898
IBAN: GB74NWBK60400879821898
Account Name: University of Chester Maintenance Account

Western Union GlobalPay for Students

This fast and reliable service allows you to pay in your local currency via bank transfer, credit card, or by using a wide range of local online alternative payment options including Alipay, UnionPay, and more without incurring any transaction charges. Gain peace of mind that your payment will arrive in full with our preferred payment service today.

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Benefits of using WU® GlobalPay for Students

  • Pay fees in your local currency online or by bank transfer without any merchant fees or bank charges.
  • Secure, Intuitive, and mobile friendly interface for a seamless payment experience.
  • Use convenient payment options including AliPay, WeChat, Trustly, Klarna, Polli, etc.
  • Get price and payment options upfront with a price comparison tool. Favorable exchange rate compared to most banks.
  • For bank transfer payments, the exchange rate quoted is held for 72 hours, giving you full visibility of the final payment amount in your local currency.
  • Use multi-lingual platform – English, Spanish, French, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Arabic, Japanese and Portuguese
  • Track your payment status at every step by text and email.
  • Get peace of mind knowing that your payments are received in full by the University of Chester.
  • Get 24/7 chat support on the platform.

Make a payment


To pay by cheque, drawn on a British bank:

  • Cheques must be made payable to University of Chester
  • Please write your student reference number and your name on the back of the cheque
  • Please note that we can only accept cheques drawn on a British bank
Sterling Bank Draft
  • The sterling bank draft must be made payable to University of Chester
  • Please write your student reference number and your name on the back of the cheque

All payments should be made directly to the University of Chester (as per the details above) and not to any third party (including an agent). The applicant will remain liable for any outstanding fee owed to the university.