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Paying your tuition fees

Your tuition fees should be paid in full before or at enrolment at the start of each academic year. All you need is your 6-digit student ID number and your method of payment.

Choose to pay in these ways:

Online by debit or credit card

This is the quickest, most efficient way to pay.

Please go to SOAS Web Payments.

We can take Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Switch, Maestro, Solo and Delta cards. You will need your 6-digit student ID number.

Make sure you keep your confirmation email as your receipt of payment.

If you have any questions about your online payment email us at webpayments@soas.ac.uk.

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Cheque or banker's draft

Make your cheque or banker's draft payable to SOAS, write your full name and 6-digit student ID number on the back, and send it to the School's Cashier at:


Cashier's Office
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

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International online bank transfer (for non-UK bank accounts only)

If you want to pay from a non-UK bank you can use our secure and simple StudentPay website. 


You'll need to use your 6-digit student ID number.

Currency and charges

Choose from one of 24 currencies. It will be commission-free with no additional bank charges.

If your local currency is not available you may need to make a Euro or US dollar transfer, which may mean paying a local bank charge.  

Online payments

If you have an online bank account you will be able to complete the transaction online. If you do not have an online bank account, you can get printed instructions from StudentPay, which you can then pass to your local bank to complete the bank transfer.  


You will receive a confirmation email once the payment has successfully completed.  

If you have any questions about the online bank transfer, email banking@soas.ac.uk.

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Bank transfer

There are several simple but important steps involved with paying by bank transfer.

Step 1. Use the account details below to make your bank transfer. Make sure the bank transfer request includes your full name and your 6-digit student ID number. (If you’re paying from a non-UK bank make sure you pay in GBP so we get the correct amount. If you pay by bank transfer from a non-UK bank, your bank might charge you extra, so make sure you allow for that.)

NatWest Bank plc
94 Moorgate
Account number: 08622655
Sort code: 56-00-23
Account holder: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Swift number: NWBKGB2L
IBAN: GB77NWBK56002308622655 (International Bank Account number)

Step 2. Then, to allow us to locate your payment, make sure you email us with your bank’s name, the amount you paid, date of transfer, your name, and your 6-digit student ID number. Send that information to banking@soas.ac.uk.

Step 3. We should receive the payment at least 14 days before enrolment to give us enough time to process it. Either print off the online bank transfer confirmation or ask your bank to give you proof of the transaction for your records (and in case we need to see proof that you paid).

Please do not deposit money at a bank branch directly into the School's account as we won’t be able to trace it.

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In instalments

Go to our Paying in instalments page to see how to set up instalments. 

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In person

You can pay by cheque, card or cash. Make sure you have your 6-digit student ID number with you.

Please come to the Cashier at the Vernon Square Campus, Room V208.

The office is open from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:30, Monday to Friday.

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Over the phone

You can pay by debit or credit card. Make sure you have your 6-digit student ID to hand.

Call the Cashier on 020 7074 5030. The office is open from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:30, Monday to Friday.

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At enrolment

If you have not paid your tuition fees by enrolment these fees can be paid in person at Welcome week. We can take cheque, or debit or credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Switch, Maestro, Solo and Delta.

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If you are sponsored, funded or have a tuition fee loan

If you are sponsored by a funding or government body

You should email fees@soas.ac.uk with proof that your tuition fees will be paid and with contact details of the funding body. If the sponsorship is not confirmed before the start of the academic year then please bring that information with you to enrolment.

Please note that if your sponsor does not pay, you are responsible for paying your tuition fees.

If your fees are being paid by a Professional and Career Development Loan

You should provide confirmation of the loan and disbursement dates to funding@soas.ac.uk before enrolment. Please see our dedicated webpage for more information.

If you have a Student Finance - Tuition Fee Loan

Please see the Undergraduate Student Finance webpage which has more detailed advice and guidance.

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