How to pay and refunds

At the University of South Wales, we are focused on helping you to achieve your goals and our fees offer excellent value for money.


For most students, a deposit of up to 50% of your first year’s course fees is required to secure your place at the University and must be paid before you apply for your student visa. Please see your offer letter for more details.

How to pay

We have partnered with Flywire to provide you with a fast, easy and secure method of sending international fee payments.

Flywire allows you to:

  1. Pay in over 70 currencies
  2. Track your payment from start to finish
  3. Pay by credit or debit card, bank transfer or e-wallet solutions
  4. Pay from any country and any bank
  5. Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  6. Benefit from a 24/7 dedicated multilingual customer support
  7. You will need to visit the USW-Flywire website to begin the payment process.

Download the Flywire leaflet for more information about and download the step by step guide.

There are other ways of paying your fees but these are not as quick as a Flywire transaction and there may be a delay in the processing of your CAS if you choose one of these methods.

Deposit payments should be made by via bank transfer to:

Student ID must be quoted on all bank transfer narratives/descriptions to ensure we can identify your payment

Beneficiary name: University of South Wales

Bank: HSBC

Address: Taff Street, Pontypridd, UK

Sort Code: 40-37-08

Account Number: 71197371


IBAN: GB80HBUK40370871197371

Please note that the BIC and IBAN references above should be used.

If you make a payment by bank transfer then please send us a copy of the bank transfer receipt. Please make sure that you include your full name (the student’s name) and the student ID number as a reference. Please send this to [email protected] and [email protected]

Please note that we can accept also bankers drafts from some countries.

Please note, it is highly advised that you do not use a third party to make your tuition deposit. The university has measures in place where payment could be rejected if we are not aware where the funds are coming from. In addition, it is university policy to only refund monies to the original source which can complicate matters if you have used a third party.

Your offer letter states the amount of course fees you will need to pay for the first year of your studies.

Course fees are payable in each year of an academic course.

Course fees and living expenses should be calculated separately.

Eligibility documentation

If your country of birth is outside the UK/EU, (or you have studied and gained qualifications outside of the UK), and you state that you are eligible for home fees, you will be required to provide additional documentation to support this.

Fee status information

Information regarding home/international fee status can be found via the UK Council for International Student Affairs. In particular, the information sheet Tuition fees for study in Wales: Will I pay the ‘home’ or ‘overseas’ rate? which outlines the specific fees status categories used for assessment.

Appeal tuition fee decision

If you wish to appeal a University tuition fee decision, you may find it helpful to first discuss your situation with an adviser via the UKCISA Student Advice Line. If you then believe that you fall into one of the categories outlined in the information sheet above, you should email [email protected]. Please state in the email which specific fee category is relevant to you and attach supporting evidence for this.

Once the deposit has been paid to the University of South Wales, it will only be considered for a refund on the production of an original visa rejection notice from the appropriate British Consulate which shows that the information you provided to them was appropriate for your application. If you wish to apply for a refund please email [email protected].

Presessional English students students must pay the balance of fees in full at the point of enrolment.

The following payment plans are available to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students:

1) Payment of the balance of course fees in full on enrolment

Note that if you are a self-funding full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student, you may be eligible for an Early Payment Discount of £300. In order to qualify for this discount, you must pay the balance of your course fee for the year to the University no later than 14 calendar days after the start date of your course as indicated on your offer letter. Terms and conditions apply – more information available here.

2) Payment of the balance by instalment 

You can pay the balance of your fees by equal monthly instalments.

All reoccurring card payments must be made online. Further information on how to set up the payment plans can be found here. Failure to do so will result in your account being subject to the normal University Debt Policy.

If you are a sponsored student, you will need to supply your scholarship confirmation at enrolment.

US student loans

Information on US Federal loans

Canadian loans

The University of South Wales is a designated institution that enables students from British Columbia to attend and still be eligible for student financial assistance from that province.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the British Columbia website.