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Making a payment: international students

Fees and deposits 

Tuition fees and deposits

For courses starting in either September or January, you’ll be able to pay your tuition fees in two instalments; 60 per cent of your first year’s course fees are due by enrolment and the remaining 40 per cent at the start of term two. If your course begins in May, you'll need to pay 100 per cent of your first year's course fees prior to enrolment. The fees for each course are listed on the individual course page.

Once you have been offered a place at Brunel, you'll receive an offer email which will list all the conditions of your offer, including details of any deposits you'll need to pay. If you haven't paid your deposit by the time you have met the conditions of your offer, our admissions team will send you a reminder to do so. This deposit forms part of the initial 60 per cent of fees that are required to be paid by enrolment. It’s important you pay this deposit as soon as possible as we need to see that you’re financially committed to studying at Brunel before we’re able to issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter. You’ll need this when applying for a visa to travel to the UK. In the UK, a CAS can only be issued a maximum of three months before enrolment. By law, we’re not allowed to issue you with anything before this time. More information about CAS/VISA applications can be found here.

In addition, if you’re doing a Pre-sessional English course (PSE) with the Brunel Language Centre you’ll need to pay a £1,000 deposit for this before you can be issued with a CAS.

If at any point you’d like to pay more towards your tuition fees, you can. In fact, if you're a fully self-funded student and pay all of your tuition fees by enrolment in September, you can get a 2 per cent discount on the overall fee. The discount won’t be applied automatically, so simply remove 2 per cent from the total fee you’re paying (after deducting any other discounts to which you may be entitled).

Accommodation fees and deposits

If you’ve applied for accommodation on campus, you'll need to accept the contract and pay the £350 deposit after your offer is made unconditional (this is normally once you've met the academic conditions of your offer). The accommodation team will send you an email letting you know when you’ll need to make this payment in order to secure a room, so make sure you keep an eye out for it and check your junk and spam folders regularly.

For information on how to make payments if you’re a Home/EU student please click here.

Update on cash payments

We will not be accepting cash payments for tuition, accommodation or any other charges issued on the account. You should therefore make appropriate arrangements to pay using the alternative payment options below.

If you do bring large amounts of cash onto campus, you will be doing so at your own risk, and the University will not accept any liability for any loss you may suffer as a result. You will be asked to deposit the cash into the University bank account at the local HSBC branch.

You can pay online here, if you have any queries regarding your payment, please contact incomeoffice@brunel.ac.uk. When making card payments online or by phone:

  • Make sure you have sufficient funds in your bank account or that your credit card limit will cover your payment.
  • Contact your bank (for debit cards) or your card issuer (for credit cards) in advance to let them know that you will be making a payment to Brunel University London towards your fees issued. Some card issuers automatically block transactions that don't fit your usual spend pattern or are over a certain amount of money as you may have a daily spend limit.
  • If the online payment system declines your transaction, call your bank or card issuer. They should be able to tell you why it was declined and may be able to authorise your card so that you can try again. If your payment is ringfenced due to 3D Secure check failure the bank would usually return the funds back to your account within 3-5 working days hence please contact your bank directly as the University is not able to assist on this matter. 

How to pay

There are three ways in which you can pay your tuition fees and deposit, accommodation deposit and Brunel Language Centre fees; online, via telephone and by bank transfer

For all payment methods, you’ll need your student ID number to reference your payment. This is the seven digit number that appears towards the top of all the emails that the Brunel admissions team have sent to you. Unfortunately, we’re unable to identify payments received without the relevant reference, which may result in a delay to your application process.

Please note, the time in which it takes for the funds to update in your student account are shown next to each payment method. Once the payment is showing in your student account, our admissions team will then process your payment and send you an email shortly afterwards to confirm receipt of payment and to let you know they’re working on your CAS. At certain times of the year the admissions team gets really busy, so don’t worry if you’ve not heard back right away, it can take up to two weeks for the team to process this.

Watch this step-by-step guide by international student Daisy, on how to make a payment to the university.

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Online (three working days)

Please visit our online payment portal and select the option you wish to pay for. You can also pay your accomodation deposit via our Accommodation Centre Student Hub when accepting your accommodation contract.

Our portal can be access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You’ll need your seven digit student ID number to hand when you do this as you’ll be required to enter this in order to make a payment – this can be found near the top of the emails you’ve received from the Brunel admissions team. Once you’ve completed all mandatory fields and submitted your payment, you’ll receive a receipt via email.

If you’re having issues in making a payment online, it could be because your bank sees the transfer as unusual activity or there’s a daily limit on your card. If this occurs please contact your bank directly.

Via telephone (two working days)

You can also make debit/credit card payments over the phone by calling our Income Office. Call us securely on +44 (0) 1895 265264 between 10am to 1pm then 2:15 to 4:15pm (UK Time) Monday-Friday (excluding UK bank holidays).

Card payments taken over the phone will update your student account on the next working day.

When calling our Income Office, you’ll need to quote your student ID number (the seven digit number found at the top of all emails from the Brunel admissions team) and the reason for your payment, e.g. tuition or accommodation fees.

Bank transfer (14 working days)

If you’re paying your deposit by bank transfer you’ll need to provide your bank with the following payment details for the University:

Bank name: HSBC
Bank address:  
PO Box 41, High Street, 
Uxbridge, Middlesex, 
Account name: Brunel University
Sort code: 40-45-08
Account number: 01478230
Swift/BIC code: HBUKGB4109L
IBAN: GB53HBUK40450801478230

Please request that your bank enters your seven digit student ID number (you’ll find this near the top of all email correspondence from Brunel’s admissions team) as a reference on all payments to the university. It will also help us to process your payment if your bank includes the details of what you’re paying for, i.e. tuition fee deposit or accomodation deposit, as additional information. Please note, without your student number as a reference, we're unable to identify and allocate your payment correctly. 

To make things easier for you, we’ve put our bank transfer details in a handy document which you can download, print and take to your bank. Download PDF.

Please be aware that we cannot confirm receipt of any payment until the funds have reached Brunel’s bank account, this can take up to 14 working days from the date of transfer. So please allow a period of two weeks to pass before contacting admissions regarding payment.

How do I set up a UK bank account?

The British Banking Organisation (BBA) has a helpful guide to setting up a UK account on their website.