How your fees are paid to Royal Holloway depends on who is paying them - yourself, a sponsor, or a government loan, for instance.
Get specific information for Royal Holloway international students only.
Have you applied through the International Study Centre or our partner Study Group (via an agent)? If so DO NOT pay your deposit to Royal Holloway as it will not be accepted - you must make a deposit payment VIA STUDY GROUP ONLY.
Don’t get caught out by fraudsters! Please take care when deciding how to pay your fees. Fraudsters specifically target students so take care not to put yourself at risk. Follow our preferred ways of paying your fees, as they are safe and secure - if you choose to use an alternative route of payment you may put your money, and yourself, at risk. How might you get caught out? Find out here.
The university cannot accept payment from any sanctioned individual or organisation.
Please note you cannot make payments to the university using Convera GlobalPay if you, or the payer, is resident in and/or the payment is originating from any of the following areas:
- Crimea Region
- Donetsk Region
- Luhansk Region
- North Korea
Paying your own fees
Tuition and accommodation fees can be paid online or by international bank transfer.
You can pay your own fees online using Campus Connect.
Parents or third parties can pay fees using our EPay service.
Online payments appear on your account by 6pm the next working day.
Please note: we do not accept American Express and Diners cards.
Paying via bank transfer
We offer a quick and secure way to make international bank transfers in partnership with Convera GlobalPay This cannot be used for UK Bank Transfers.
When making a payment yourself, ask your bank to quote:
- Student’s name.
- Student’s nine digit reference number.
- What the payment is for (e.g tuition instalment, full fee, accommodation)
- Make the transfer with all handling charges for the account of the payer.
Make sure your payment is processed by your bank at least five working days before it is due.
To minimise the risks around fraud and money laundering to both the student and the University, we strongly discourage students from making direct bank transfers to the University. Direct bank transfers should only be used on request, and in exceptional circumstances. Students are expected to pay their University fees using one of the preferred payment methods above.
Check your payment has been received on Campus Connect.
Tuition fee instalments
Standard instalment arrangements are only available on a personal fee liability greater than £2,000.00.
Students beginning a new course in September 2023 will have the option to pay their tuition fee in two equal instalments.
For September 2023 starters fee payment to enrol must be made by 18 September 2023 with the second payment due 8 January 2024.
For January 2024 starters payment to enrol must be made by 8 January 2024 with the second payment due 29 April 2024.
The instalment plan will be applied to your account automatically towards the end of your first term.
Please note no instalment plans are offered to complete enrolment as per Fees Regulations, 50% fees payments are required or students have the option of deferring.
Fees paid by a sponsor
Royal Holloway is recognised by a large number of scholarship bodies for sponsorship of students' courses. You may alternatively have acquired sponsorship through your company or another funding body.
If a third party, e.g government embassy, employer or recognised funding body (other than Student Finance England), is paying part, or all, of your fees we must see the original letter confirming the level of your support, before you start your programme.
If, at enrolment, the online information is showing the full fee is payable by you, you should still sign up online. However, you won’t be able to complete your enrolment until a formal sponsor's guarantee to make payment to Royal Holloway has been seen and recorded by us.
Please email a copy of the original letter to the Student Fees team. An invoice will be issued to your sponsor once you are fully enrolled by end of November.
Please note that Royal Holloway does not produce sponsor invoices for accommodation fees. If a sponsor has agreed to pay the fees for your accommodation please forward a copy of the student invoice to them for payment. You can download a copy of the invoices for the current academic year from the finance tab of Campus Connect.
Fees paid by government funding
If you're an undergraduate funding your tuition fees via a loan or grant, Royal Holloway will receive payment of your fees directly from Student Finance England.
If you are using a Master’s Loan from Student Finance England to pay your fees you must forward a copy of the approved loan confirmation to the Student Fees team before you can complete enrolment.
If you are using a Doctoral Loan from Student Finance England to pay your fees you must ensure you advise us before you start your course.
No cash or cheques accepted
For your own safety and security please do not bring cash into the UK to fund your University fees. Royal Holloway will not accept cash payments either directly or at any bank branch. We therefore strongly recommend you use one of the preferred methods shown above. Please also note that we do not accept cheques as a payment method.