Payment Methods

You are required to pay the first term’s fees plus the bond before or at registration. The University reserves the right to refuse to register students without the required payment, in cleared funds. Please do not bring cash or cheques, unless bankers drafts, to registration. You can pay by debit or credit card on the day.

We are happy to deduct one quarter of the tuition fee loan if you bring original documents to registration confirming the award or the University has received confirmation direct from the Student Loan Company. The remainder must be paid in full, on or before the date of registration. You should not rely on maintenance loans to meet the shortfall in your tuition fees: you will not receive these funds until after you have registered. Visit the University’s Grants and Loans information for more information about eligibility for financial assistance.

Payments online

Fees may be paid via our Online Payment Portal https://extranet.buckingham.ac.uk/opp/ by two different methods:

  • Travelex Wire Transfer – payments can be made to the University directly from your local bank in your local currency and because Travelex deal with the currency exchange, only one exchange fee is charged.
  • Credit or debit card – payments can be made directly to the University by credit or debit card.
Payment by direct transfer

For speed of clearance and simplicity we prefer payments to be made by direct transfer to the University’s bank account, details of which are as follows:

Bank Sort Code 60 – 04 – 09
Bank Particulars NatWest Bank plc
Name of Account The University of Buckingham
Account Number 85521248
Swift Number NWBKGB2L (Optional – international transfers only)
IBAN GB21NWBK60040985521248

To assist us in crediting the correct account, the student’s family name and application number (in that order) should be the reference entered in “payment details (information for the beneficiary)” or equivalent. If any other narrative is given we tend not to receive the student’s name since your bank will generally transmit only the first few words of reference information.

Payment by cheque or banker’s draft (UK banks only)

We accept cheques or drafts drawn on a UK bank and made out in favour of “The University of Buckingham”. You can bring such payments in person to the Student Fees Office between 09:30 and 16:30 Mondays to Fridays. Or you can send them by post to:

The Student Fees Office
The University of Buckingham
Hunter Street
Buckingham
MK18 1EG
United Kingdom

We regret that we are not able to accept cheques or drafts drawn on overseas banks from applicants, because of the slowness of the international clearing system.

Please note: students paying by personal cheque need to make payment at least five working days before they intend to register to allow time for the payment to clear the banking system. Personal cheques cannot be accepted at Registration.

Paying cash or UK cheques into the University’s bank account

You can pay cash or UK cheques directly into the University’s account (see above) at any branch of a UK bank. In practice the easiest place to pay in will often be the NatWest branch in Buckingham High Street.

It is essential that you bring the receipted paying-in slip to the Student Fees Office, so that we know whose account to credit. The bank advice says only where an amount is paid in, not what it is for.

Payment by cash

For reasons of security of students and staff, and of insurance, the Student Fees Office does not accept payment in cash. If the funds for your fees are held in cash, you are asked to pay the money directly into our account, as described above.

If you are considering bringing cash into the UK, please be aware that amounts over £10,000 in cash are required by law to be accompanied by documentation demonstrating their legitimate origin. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/bringing-cash-into-uk.

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