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Payment of Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are payable in full before or at enrolment at the beginning of each academic year. You do not need an invoice to pay your fees - you should cite your 6-digit student ID number.

Fees may be paid in any of the following ways:

by Credit or Debit Card Online - this is the quickest and most efficient way to pay:

Payment may be made by credit or debit card online at: SOAS Web Payments. The following  cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Switch, Maestro, Solo and Delta.  You will need your 6-digit student ID number. Please retain your confirmation email as a receipt of payment. If you have any queries about your online payment please contact webpayments@soas.ac.uk

by Cheque and Banker's Draft:

Please 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 to the School's Cashier at SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.

by International Online Bank Transfer (non-UK bank accounts only): 

Make a bank transfer from a non-UK bank to pay your SOAS tuition fees via our secure and easy to use StudentPay website.

Currency and Charges: you can select from one of 24 currencies.  The payment 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 require that you pay a local bank charge.)  

Online Payment: 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 StudentPay provides printed instructions which you can pass to your local bank to complete the bank transfer.  

Reference: you will need to use your 6-digit student ID number.

Confirmation: a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you and to the School on successful completion of the payment.  If you have any queries about the online bank transfer please contact banking@soas.ac.uk

by Bank Transfer :

Make a payment by bank transfer using the account details below and then e-mail banking@soas.ac.uk with: your bank’s name, amount of payment, date of transfer, your name and 6-digit student ID number; so that the sum can be located. Be sure that the bank transfer request includes your full name and your 6-digit student ID number.  (If you are paying from a non-UK bank please ensure that you pay in GBP to ensure that the correct amount is received.  If you pay by bank transfer from a non-UK bank your bank may make an additional charge, please allow for this when requesting the transfer)

Please do not deposit money at a bank branch directly into the School's account as this payment will not be traceable.  Payments must be received at least 14 days before enrolment to have been processed in time.  Please either print off the online bank transfer confirmation or ask your bank to provide you with a proof of transaction for your records and in case proof of payment is required by SOAS.

The School's account details are:
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)

in Person:

Payment may be made in person, by cheque, card or in cash, to the Cashier at the Vernon Square Campus, Room V208. The office is open from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

by Telephone:

Please call the Cashier Monday to Friday (10-1 and 2-4.30) on 020 7074 5030 to pay by either debit or credit card. You must have to hand your 6-digit student ID/reference number when you call as well as the details of the card to be used.

at Enrolment:

If you have not paid your tuition fees by enrolment these fees can be paid in person at Enrolment. Payment can be by cheque or credit/debit card. The following cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Switch, Maestro, Solo and Delta.

If you are sponsored by a funding or government body you must provide proof that your fees will be paid, with the contact details of the funding body, to the Fees Section before or at enrolment. Please note that if your sponsor does not pay you are responsible for paying your fees.

If your fees are being paid by a Professional and Career Development Loan you should bring the confirmation of the loan and disbursement dates with you when you come to enrol or e-mail it before enrolment to funding@soas.ac.uk. You should pay 20% of your fees at or by enrolment unless you have evidence of a 100% loan. Please apply for your loan at least 2 months before the start of your course to ensure that the bank has approved your loan in time for enrolment.