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.

Deposits

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 CIBC's International Student Pay to provide you with a secured international fee payments service, directly available online and supporting 130 currencies and digital wallet payments, with no transfer fees.

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 CIBC ISP benefits for international students:

  • No transfer fees on all payments
  • Access to the most competitive FX rates
  • 130+ currencies supported
  • Access to preferred payment methods and digital e-wallets (ACH, Alipay, WeChat and more)
  • Track your payment s directly from your device
  • Dedicated multilingual customer support access
  • Process payments securely online (24/7) in just 6 easy steps:
  1. Click the link below to take you to the University of South Wales CIBC site
  2. Select the country you are paying from and enter the amount you want to pay and click next
  3. Select your payment method and click next
  4. Enter your student details including your student ID, address and phone number
  5. Enter the payer details - this can be you or your parents
  6. When you reach the confirmation page review your details carefully, read and accept the terms and conditions and then click submit

Download the CIBC brochure for more information 



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 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.