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Tuition fee deposit

All self-funded, full-time international applicants must pay a tuition fee deposit 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

We recommend that you pay your fees in full before the start date of your course. This ensures there are no complications upon your enrolment, and that your only financial consideration for the academic year is your living costs.

Option 2: Two Instalments

Alternatively, you can pay your fees in two installments. In this instance, you will be required to make a deposit payment to confirm your place and make an additional payment of 50% of the remaining balance before the start date of your course.  The remaining balance of your tuition fees will be due within three months after of the course start, i.e. in January for September/October starters, April for January/February starters, and August for May starters (exact deadlines can be found in the financial information and regulations included with your offer letter). 

Please note, students required to pay an increased deposit amount will not be required to pay again prior to enrolment, however, the entirety of the remaining balance is due within three months after the course start date.  Please refer to the financial guidance attached to your offer letter for details.    

There are four ways that payment can be made to the University. These methods can be used to make your initial deposit payment and any future payments toward your tuition fees. Please note, we do not accept cash payments.  

Convera GlobalPay for Students

We proudly partner with Convera to offer you a simple, secure, and smart way to pay your fees online. Convera’s platform is trusted by 800+ institutions worldwide to enable payments in 140+ currencies across 200+ countries and territories.

Pay your fees with Convera

How it works:

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Why choose Convera:

  • Students, parents, and sponsors can use this platform to pay deposits, tuition fees and more
  • Avoid costly transaction charges from your bank
  • Pay online via popular options including bank transfer, credit, or debit card or eWallet
  • Compare payment options instantly and Convera holds the exchange rate for 72 hours
  • If you find a cheaper quote from your bank, Convera will match it with their Price Promise Guarantee
  • Track your payment status by SMS and email 
  • Multilingual platform available in 10 languages
  • Access 24/7 live chat on the platform or contact our friendly team:
  • A platform built with security in mind so that your money is protected
  • Ability to initiate refunds easily should circumstances change 
  • Pay your fees via a global partner which has been helping students achieve their education dreams for over a decade

Convera GlobalPay for Students Price Promise

We are confident our rates are competitive but if you find a lower total price offered by your bank, we will honour that price giving you peace of mind you are getting a great deal.

To take advantage of this offer, please send an email to containing details of the quote you received from your bank and your GlobalPay for Students reference number. Please include Price Promise in the subject line of your email. Terms and Conditions apply.



Pay your fees with Convera


To pay by cheque, drawn on a British bank:

  • Cheques must be made payable to the 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 the University of Chester
  • Please write your student reference number and your name on the back of the cheque
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

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.

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