Paying tuition fees
Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees. Please find specific course fees on the individual course pages.
It is university policy not to send out invoices to students for payment of tuition fees, the tuition fees due will appear on your student online account when you complete your online registration in September via the student portal.
If you have been asked to make payment before the student portal is open for self-registration then payment by debit or credit card can be made here.
You will need to make arrangements to pay your tuition fees and university charges before you can complete your registration with the university. It is important that you make sure this is completed before you arrive.
How your tuition fees are paid to the university will depend on the type of student you are and who is paying the fees for your course.
If you have a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England you don't have to pay your fees up front. Most home and EU students will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England (SFE) or from your regional funding body in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland (eligibility criteria apply).
If you are paying your own fees then these can either be paid in full at the start of the academic year or you may be able to pay in three installments if you choose to pay by debit/credit card on the online portal only. Installments are due Sept/Jan/Apr for October course start dates and Feb/Apr/Oct for February course start dates.
It is important to make sure you have sufficient funding to pay your fees before you commence your course.
Please note there will be different requirements for new international students.
You can pay your fees using the Royal Agricultural University’s payments platform powered by Western Union Business Solutions. This allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay student fees in the currency of your choice and provides you with a simple and secure way to make a payment.
How it works?
Simply select the country you are paying from, how much you would like to pay and your preferred method of payment. Enter your student details. Get your payment instructions and make your payment. You can track your payment status through every step.
For further information on the options available to you, please refer to the related documents on this page.
Paying fees on behalf of a student
If you are a third party wishing to make a payment on behalf of a student, the following options are available to you:
Online payments by debit or credit cards
This is our preferred payment method for tuition fees, accommodation charges and university charges. We accept all major credit cards, excluding American Express and Diners.
To pay online you will need to know the amount that is due for payment, the student’s ID number and date of birth.
- One-off card payment – You can enter an amount to be paid by debit or credit card. Your payment will be processed immediately and the amount entered collected at that time.
- Recurring Card Payment (RCP) – You can agree to pay tuition fees and accommodation charges by installments using a debit or credit card. Once a recurring card payment agreement is in place, all payments will be taken automatically on our payment due dates and therefore you do not need to do anything further. (If you change your card details let us know or subsequent payments will fail.)
To make your online payment click here.
If you are making your payment by bank transfer, please ensure your payment is processed by your bank at least five working days before your payment is due. The amount of the transfer should cover all the handling charges. Bank transfers cannot be used to pay fees in termly instalments (this does not apply to tuition fee deposits you may have been requested to pay direct to our bank account). To ensure there is no delay in allocating your payment, please ask your bank to quote:
- Student’s full name and ID number
- What the payment is for (e.g. tuition fees, accommodation fees, university charges etc.)
University bank account details:
Lloyds TSB Bank PLC
14 Castle Street, Cirencester, GL7 1QJ,
Name: Royal Agricultural University
Account Number: 00276454
Sort Code: 30-92-06
IBAN number: GB63LOYD30920600276454
BIC number: LOYDGB21102
Please make sure you have read, understood and accept the university's Privacy and Freedom of Information policies, T&Cs for Payment of Fees and Refund Policy, before you continue with your payment.
If you wish to discuss a student's account with the Student Finance team you must first get the student's authorisation.
To arrange this authorisation the student will need to contact the Student Finance department on: 01285 889894 / 01285 889808 (09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RAU online store
The RAU online store offers a range of goods and services from various departments, such as dissertation printing, replacement ID cards, gym subscriptions and short courses, which can be paid for by debit or credit card.
Examination resits and coursework resubmissions should be paid for on the RAU online store.
Please visit the Store to see what is available in our product catalogue.