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Paying your tuition fees

If you need to pay your tuition fees yourself, it is easy to do so using our secure online payment facility or via our international bank transfer service. You must also let us know if your fees are being paid by a sponsor or other funder.

We have a secure web payments facility
You can pay your fees online

Do you need to pay tuition fees yourself?

If you are a UK undergraduate student who has been successful in applying for a tuition fee loan you won't need to make a payment yourself. We will receive the fees automatically from the Student Loan Company when you enrol.

If you are funding your own studies or if you are an international student, you will need to pay your fees in advance.

How and when to pay your fees

The following information is for the payment of 2018/19 tuition fees.

Our Student Services Centre will be able to help with any questions you have about your fees or how to pay. 


The following information is for the payment of 2019/20 tuition fees.

Payments and Deposits

Pay your tuition fees online

The University accepts payment by various methods, although we encourage you to pay your fees online if you can, before arriving in Southampton and preferably once online enrolment has been completed. You can pay online using our secure online payment facility. We do not accept cash payments.

Pay online

Paying your fees via our payments platform

All students (including UK) can pay their fees using the University of Southampton’s payments platform powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions. This allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay GBP student fees in the currency of your choice and provides you with a simple and secure way to initiate a payment.

How it works?

Simply select the country you are paying from, including the UK, what are you paying and your preferred method of payment. Enter your student details, following the payer details. Get your payment instructions and make your payment. You can track your payment status through every step.

Benefits for you:

Pay by bank transfer

Pay a deposit

Postgraduate applicants that need to pay their deposits can also pay this online.

If a sponsor or other funder is paying all or part of your fees

Third parties paying the personal element of fees on behalf of a student can make a payment online

If you have funding from other sources, such as a research council, employer or overseas embassy/government, you must provide the University with a copy of your official letter of sponsorship. You should carefully check your sponsor details when you enrol and, if they are incorrect, download and complete the Fees Office sponsorship notification form SP1. Completed SP1 forms or official sponsor confirmation letters should be emailed to These fees are due in full within 30 days of invoicing.


If you fail to provide full sponsorship details by 1 October each year, you will be asked to pay the full fee. Fees paid by research councils, and the Student Loans Company are paid in accordance with government guidelines. All other sponsors will receive an invoice. These fees are due within 30 days of the date of the invoice.

The liability to pay fees will be transferred to you if the named sponsor subsequently fails to pay the fees. We advise you to log into your own personal University financial account on a regular basis to track all payments made on your behalf and view all charges assigned to sponsors.

Final-year student/alumni 10 per cent discount

If you are currently a final-year undergraduate student at the University of Southampton, or one of our alumni, you are entitled to a 10 per cent discount on future postgraduate course fees. Find out more about the alumni discount

Funding your studies

Visit our undergraduate, postgraduate or international funding pages to find out more about different options for funding your studies. 


If you need to pay your tuition fees yourself, it is easy to do so using our secure online payment facility or via our international bank transfer service. You must also let us know if your fees are being paid by a sponsor or other funder.


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