It is rarely possible for international students coming to the UK to open bank accounts in advance of their arrival in this country.
UK bank's identification requirements stipulate that students must provide, in all cases, a current signed passport plus proof of student status and proof of address. You can access and download an Enrolment & Student Status Certificate from the enrolment tab of Campus Connect , once you have completed your enrolment. As a result there may be some delay in completing the account opening formalities and being issued with a payment card to enable you to make payment of fees at enrolment.
Click here for more information on opening a bank account
If you are not intending to pay your full tuition fee in advance to benefit from the early payment discount - deadline 1st September 2016- or you do not already have an active bank account in the UK that you can use to pay, the best way to avoid delays in your enrolment is to complete one of the following:-
- pay the minimum tuition fee amount online before you arrive in the UK, using our Online Payment Service.
- pay the correct level of fee, or the first instalment (50% of the fee) direct to the College bank account Click here for details of a bank transfer service in your local currency
- bring a sterling bank draft for the correct amount payable to 'Royal Holloway University of London'. This item must be issued on a UK bank. Please note that if it is made out to you, i.e. the student's name, there will be a delay before your enrolment can be completed.
- be prepared to pay by electronic debit or credit card issued in your own country. Please note we cannot accept American Express or Diner's Club cards. It would be advisable to check with your bank, before travelling to the UK, that payment by this method, for the amount required, will not present a problem.