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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 may be eligible for a discount if you pay promptly - applies to 2017-18 academic year only. 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 or EU undergraduate student who has been successful in applying for a tuition fee loan, or if your course is funded by the NHS, you won't need to make a payment yourself. We will receive the fees automatically from the relevant funding body 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 students joining us in 2017/18.

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

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.

Pay online

Pay by bank transfer

Students can pay via our Western Union bank transfer platform. This service allows students to pay their fees from their home bank account. To find out more, watch a video about using this service from Western Union.

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


Download the fees sponsorship form

If you fail to provide full sponsorship details by 2 October 2017, you will be asked to pay the full fee. Fees paid by research councils, the Student Loans Company and the NHS 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 and the discount does not apply in such cases.

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.

Discount for prompt payment in full

We offer a one per cent discount on the personal element of tuition fees for full payments received by 2 October 2017 for 2017-18 academic year only.

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. 


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