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.
Knowing how you are paying for your fees is a vital part of preparing for university each year. Here is a quick guide to paying your fees at SOAS.
Postgraduate deposit: The postgraduate deposit is paid through Admissions. To pay the £1,000 postgraduate deposit. Please note that your online registration page will show the full tuition fee for the year and does not include this deposit. You should therefore deduct the £1,000 from your next payment.
Student paying their own fees can make payment in the following ways:
- Online by debit or credit card
- International online bank transfer
- Bank transfer
- By instalments
- Cheque and banker's draft
- At enrolment
- If you are sponsored, funded or have a tuition fee loan
- Aternative payment arrangements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Finance Office
London WC1H 0XG
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.
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 us at email@example.com
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
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. To allow us to locate your payment, please make sure you email us with your full name, your 6-digit student ID number, your bank’s name, the amount you paid and the date of transfer. Send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Go to our Paying in instalments page to see how to set up instalments.
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.
Cashiers@soas.ac.uk 020-7074 5030 for queries about banker's drafts and cheques
Banking@soas.ac.uk 020-7074 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 funding or government body
You should email email@example.com 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 you have a Student Finance Undergraduate Tuition Fee Loan
Please see the Undergraduate Student Finance webpage which has more detailed advice and guidance.
If you have a Student Finance Postgraduate Loan
Please see the Postgraduate Student Finance webpage which has more detailed advice and guidance
Please direct any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
SOAS is keen to support students who are finding it difficult to pay their outstanding fees and alternative arrangements can sometimes be made under certain circumstances. To apply for a variation to your tuition payments please complete the following form and return to email@example.com.