SOAS University of London

Postgraduate

Paying the postgraduate deposit

For postgraduate taught programmes the non-refundable £1000 deposit should be paid in full in order to secure your place. The deposit will count towards your tuition fees for your programme.

Choose to pay in these ways:

Online by debit or credit card

Paying via your AY online application is the quickest and most efficient way to pay.

We take Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Switch, Maestro, Solo, and Delta cards.

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

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By 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 7-digit applicant ID number or your 6-digit SOAS student ID number (if available), and SDEP, and if the form allows, your surname, e.g. 1234567 SDEP Smith or 123456 SDEP Smith.

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. Any discrepancy will need to be paid with the tuition fees or at enrolment.

NatWest Bank plc
94 Moorgate
London
EC2M 6XT

Account Holder Name: SOAS University of London
IBAN (International Bank Account number): GB77NWBK56002308622655
Swift Code: NWBKGB2L
Account number: 08622655
Sort code: 56-00-23

Step 2.

Then, to allow us to locate your payment, make sure you email us a copy of the bank transfer confirmation. If that is not available, please email your bank’s name, the amount you paid, date of transfer, your name, and your 7-digit applicant ID number or your 6-digit SOAS student ID number (if available). Send that information to banking@soas.ac.uk.

Step 3.

We should receive the payment by the deadline stipulated in your offer letter and 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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By phone

Have your full name and your 7-digit applicant ID number or your 6-digit SOAS student ID number (if available) ready and contact School's Cashier quoting SDEP as a reference.
Phone +44 (0) 20-7074 5030.

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Payment Queries:

cashiers@soas.ac.uk +44 (0) 20-7074 5030 for queries about payment by phone, banker's drafts and cheques.

banking@soas.ac.uk +44 (00 20-7074 5034 for queries about bank transfers and how to send bank transfer details.

webpayments@soas.ac.uk for queries about online payments by card.

If you are sponsored by a scholarship, funding, or government body 

You will be exempt from paying the deposit if your tuition fees are fully funded by an official sponsor or scholarship, including:

  • US Federally funded students
  • International students with full government loans
  • Students with full scholarships (e.g. Commonwealth, Chevening)
  • International Government sponsored students (e.g. Middle East)

Please email evidence of funding, including name and contact details of the approved funding body or a copy of the scholarship letter, to mastersadmissions@soas.ac.uk
For September 2020 intake only: students who wish to defer to 2021 may do so without paying the deposit. Please email mastersadmissions@soas.ac.uk to let them know you would like to defer.