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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.  

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

Convera 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.

How it Works: Watch Video

Benefits of using Convera 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 platforms – 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 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

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.