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How and When to Pay Your Fees

You'll find advice on how to make your advanced payment on this page, and options for paying your tuition and accommodation fees. Includes guidance on how to set up an instalment plan and top tips on how to avoid financial scams.

When to pay

As an international student, you’ll need to make an advanced payment when you've accepted your offer to study with us.

You'll need to pay your tuition fees in full, or have an agreement to pay in instalments, before the start date of your course. This is very important because if you haven't done this you won’t be able to fully enrol on your course.

Your course start dates are on your offer letter and published in your course induction information.

Advanced payments

As an international student, one of the conditions of your offer will be to make an advanced payment (sometimes called 'deposit') of £3,000 towards your tuition fees.

You can make your advanced payment using:

This is the quickest method of payment and you’ll receive instant confirmation of payment via email. You'll need to use a valid debit or credit card.

This method is flexible as it allows you to pay in your local currency and you can track the payment.

  • Direct bank transfer

We do not recommend paying in this way as it can take a long time for payments to come through. If you must use this method however, please follow our instructions below.

If you pay by Convera or bank transfer, you should notify us that payment has been made by sending an email. Full instructions of the details we require can be found in the Convera and bank transfer sections of this page.

Paying the rest of your tuition fees

You can pay more towards your fees in advance if you wish to. This can be done through the following methods:

When you have met all of your offer conditions and your place at NTU is confirmed you will need to pay your fees in full or set up an instalment plan to pay fees in two further instalments. You will be asked to do this when you enrol for your course at NTU.

Alternatively, you can use the NTU Online Payment system or call our Finance Team on +44 (0)115 848 6500 to make additional payments.

After the £3,000 advanced payment, if you pay an additional 50% towards your tuition fees before your course starts, this will meet the financial requirement for enrolment at NTU. This means that tuition for your first term is paid for and the next payment instalment would be due in February 2024.

How to set up an instalment plan

As part of your online enrolment, you will be asked in the ‘Fee payment’ section to confirm if you wish to pay your fees in full or by instalments. You can set up your instalment plan before you arrive in the UK, using a valid credit or debit card.

Instalment dates for 2023/24 entry are as follows:

  • Students starting in September 2023: 16 October 2023 and 5 February 2024
  • Students starting in January 2024: January and April 2024

Money will only be debited from your account on the dates shown above.

The University will accept payment in UK Sterling only from the following cards:

Accepted bank cards

If you prefer, you can set up your instalment agreement when you arrive at NTU, however you must ensure that this is complete before your enrolment deadline. When you open a UK bank account, you can change the payment details on your instalment plan if necessary. Please read the guidance on how to open a UK bank account.

Methods of payment

Payment methods

International bank transfer and online payment options

‌‌‌Nottingham Trent University’s international bank transfer platform is Convera.

This service offers you and your family the opportunity to securely send transfers for payment of tuition and/or accommodation fees in your local currency.

Watch video: How to use Convera

Convera is a simple online system, just follow these steps:

  • Select the country you are paying from, what are you paying and the amount.
  • Choose your preferred method of payment.
  • Enter your contact details and NTU student ID number (your NTU student ID number will be linked to the payment reference shown on the transfer instructions. The payer’s bank quotes this payment reference so that Convera and the University can easily identify your payment).
  • Check your quote for the amount in your local currency (if you chose to pay by bank transfer, the quote is guaranteed for 72 hours).
  • During this time you must instruct your bank either online, via phone or in person to transfer funds to Convera.
  • When you’ve instructed your bank to transfer funds, please email us at NTU Finance with the following information:
    • my full name is...
    • the country I am from is....
    • the title of my course is…
    • my NTU student ID number is N...or T...
    • the name of the payer is...
    • relationship to student if not the student... (father / aunt etc.)
    • I have made a payment of £...
    • this money is for... (please state each item if paying for more than one)
    • the payment was made at... (name and branch / location of bank)
    • the payment was made at... (time) on... (date)
  • Your bank will then forward the sterling payment to Nottingham Trent University;
  • Check your confirmation email from Convera when the payment has been made.
  • Please be aware that it can take up to 10 working days for the transaction to be processed.

If you have any queries or need support please call 01733 871 871 or contact Convera online.

There are numerous benefits to using Convera, including:

  • pay fees in your local currency
  • avoid fees and international foreign exchange charges from your bank
  • easy to use on smartphones and other mobile devices
  • pay online or by bank transfer
  • rest assured knowing your payments are received in full by the University
  • track your payment status by text and email
  • get price and payment options upfront with a price comparison tool
  • a wide choice of payment methods including AliPay, TenPay, UnionPay, Trustly, Sofort, Poli etc.

Please note that payments originating from the following areas cannot be made through Convera:

  • North Korea
  • Iran
  • Cuba
  • Venezuela
  • Crimea region (Ukraine, Russia)
  • Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs)

Please contact our Finance team on +44 (0) 115 848 6500 to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

Credit or debit card payments

When your place at NTU is confirmed you can pay your fees in full by credit or debit card on our Online Payment system or by calling our Finance team on +44 (0)115 848 6500.

Please note that you can't use this online system to pay your advanced payment.

If you use this method, please email our international team to confirm that you have made the payment so that we can update your record.

Bank notes

Direct bank transfer

We do not generally recommend this method of payment however if you intend to use it please be aware that it can take up to 15 working days for the money to be processed.

Nottingham Trent University bank details

National Westminster Bank PLC Nottingham City Branch
Unit 27 Victoria Centre
Nottingham
NG1 3QD

Title: Nottingham Trent University

Account number: 96974893

Sort code: 608009

Iban number: GB63 NWBK 6080 0996 9748 93

Swift code: NWBK GB2L

When organising your bank transfer please:

  • ask the bank to state your NTU student ID number with the transfer because we use this to identify your payment when it reaches us
  • make sure your bank completes a receipt / document / copy of your transfer for you.

When your transfer has been made, please email us a copy of the transfer if possible, and the following information:

  • my full name is...
  • the country I am from is....
  • the title of my course is…
  • my NTU student ID number is N...or T...
  • the name of the payer is...
  • relationship to student if not the student... (father / aunt etc.)
  • I have made a payment of £...
  • this money is for... (please state each item if paying for more than one)
  • the payment was made at... (name and branch / location of bank)
  • the payment was made at... (time) on... (date)

Frequently asked questions about payments

We refund your advanced payment if your visa is refused or you don't meet your academic conditions. You must email us the visa refusal stamp in your passport and a letter from the Entry Clearance Officer explaining their decision.

For 10 or 6-week PEAP courses you must pay your PEAP course fees in full by:

  • entering the full amount into option 5 ‘Pre-sessional English fees on
  • Convera.or;

  • by credit/debit card on our Online Store.

For the 15-week PEAP courses you can either:

  • pay your fees in full (as above) or;
  • pay an advanced payment of £3,000 through Convera by selecting option 1 ‘Advanced payment’, or pay your advanced payment on our Online Store.

If you choose to pay advanced payment only, you'll also need to arrange an instalment plan to pay the rest of your fees in order to be fully enrolled. Our finance team will help you arrange instalment plans, if you need any support.

You can only make additional payments towards your accommodation and fees online if your offer is unconditional (which means that you have accepted your offer, paid your advanced payment, and met all the conditions of your offer).

You can also pay by calling our Finance team on +44 (0)115 848 6500 or by bank transfer. It can take up to 10 working days for the money sent by bank transfer to be processed.

You do not need to make an advanced payment. You need to pay your fees in full or set up an instalment plan by the course start date. View the published instalment dates.

If your employer/sponsor is paying your fees you don't need to make an advanced payment. You must send a letter from your sponsor on company headed paper confirming that they will pay your fees. When we receive this letter we will send an invoice to your sponsor. Please note that you are personally liable for any unpaid fees.

Email your letter to FIN Finance Sponsor or send it to: Finance Office, Nottingham Trent University, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU, UK.

If you have made a payment please be patient for this to be reflected in your application. The following information gives estimated processing times and relevant contact points for each method of payment:

As part of your online enrolment, you will be asked in the ‘Fee payment’ section to confirm if you wish to pay your fees in full or by instalments. Please read our guidance on how to set up an instalment agreement.

A scam is a dishonest scheme (often illegal) designed to trick someone into giving money. Scammers may contact you by telephone, email, text, WhatsApp, WeChat or another social media platform. Read our guidance on how to avoid financial scams to make sure you are not a victim.

Accommodation payments for Student visa

If you're applying for a Student visa you can make payments towards NTU accommodation that we declare on your CAS statement. You can do this on Convera.

Please note that you must accept your offer, pay your advanced payment and meet all your conditions before you can make these payments. The maximum amount the UKVI will take into consideration for NTU accommodation payments is £1,265.00.

Payments for accommodation booking fees (which become the damage deposits after key collection) are not included in the 'accommodation fees paid' on your CAS as they are not considered to be part of the fee.

How to avoid financial scams

A number of scams may target international students in the UK. Here's some guidance on how to help you protect yourself and ensure you are never a victim of a scam.  NTU Student Services can assist you if you are concerned about anything in this advice or if you believe you have already made a payment that you believe was not to a legitimate source.

A scam is a dishonest scheme (often illegal) designed to trick someone into giving money. Scammers may contact you by telephone, email, text, WhatsApp, WeChat or another social media platform.

They will often pretend to be from an official organisation (the Home Office/UKVI, the police, the Courts of Justice, an Embassy), and may appear genuine as they hold information about you (passport details, address etc). They may say that there's a problem with your visa, that you have not attended a court hearing, or are suspected of a crime.

As a result they will demand money, often calling it a fine, to rectify the problem. They often claim that if you don’t pay quickly, the fine will increase, you will be deported, or your visa will be cancelled.

  • Scammers can be very convincing (they may have a lot of information about you), and can pressure you into sending them money by using threatening language. Do not be afraid to say no and to end the call and seek advice from the University.
  • UK authorities (e.g. UK Visas and Immigration, HM Revenue and Customs, Courts, UK Police etc) do not contact students by telephone asking for money and will not ask for payments through Convera or using iTunes or Amazon gift cards.
  • If you receive an unexpected, unusual request from someone claiming to be from an official organisation or company (e.g. parcel delivery companies, Amazon,) take their contact details, end the call and check this is a genuine request before taking further action.
  • Always use formal routes to pay and send money.  If someone is offering you a discount to pay your tuition fees via an unapproved payment method then report it immediately. ALWAYS check you're using a recommended payment option.
  • Official organisations will not pressure you to make a payment on the spot. If something feels wrong, stop the conversation and ask someone for advice.
  • Scam callers may ask students to transfer money and may then try to take control of their phone by downloading an app.  This is not the way that official organisations in the UK operate. Do not download apps sent to you via a link.
  • Never share personal details or financial information (bank details, card number) with someone you do not know.
  • Scammers may appear to be contacting you from a genuine UKVI / official authority telephone number/ email address, and in some cases pre-recorded messages copied from official sources may also be used by scammers.

If you receive a request that you're unsure about and need to check it with someone, or have been a victim of fraud, contact either international student support at int.support@ntu.ac.uk or 0115 848 2631, or the Students' Union  at advice@su.ntu.ac.uk or 0115 848 6260.

You should also report scam calls and fraud to Action Fraud, 0300 123 2040.

You can find further information and resources on NTU’s Cyber Security page which includes useful videos and up to date articles on a range of fraud issues.

Keep safe.

More help with payments and budgeting

If you need more information, help or support with making a payment to the University please contact the Finance team or the International Development Office. You can also get help and support on all financial matters from our International Student Support team.

For top tips on budgeting as a student at NTU visit our managing your money web page.