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International fees and finance

The decision to study at University is a financial investment, so it is vital that you check what funding is available and apply for it as soon as you can. There are consequences of late payment of fees so we recommend that you sort out your finances before you even start with us.

Paying your tuition fees

Tuition fees deadlines for 2020/2021

Start term 

Payment due date

Autumn

Monday 28 September 2020

Winter / Spring

Monday 18 January 2021

Trouble making a payment?

Submit a query

Contact Credit Control team
Tel: 020 8411 6400 (select option 2) 
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

How to pay

There are a number of different ways to pay. Please read the information below carefully to find the service that is right for you.

Global pay bank transfer via Western Union

International and EU/UK students can now pay their tuition fees using our payment platform, powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions. This allows you or your parents, to pay your fees in the currency of your choice, giving you a simple, quick and secure way to initiate the payment.

You should be aware that this is the only and approved method for students to carry out a bank transfer.

Find out more by watching this short video

Benefits

  • Intuitive, mobile friendly interface for a seamless payment experience
  • Pay International fees by bank transfer or online payment options
  • Convenient payment methods including WeChat, Alipay, tenpay, UnionPay, Trustly, Sofort, etc.
  • No transaction charges from Middlesex University or Western Union Business Solutions
  • Favourable exchange rates compared to banks
  • Track your payment online step by step
  • Peace of mind that your full payment is received by Middlesex University
  • Multi language platform: French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indonesian, English, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic
  • Customer support service to help you every step of the way.

Paying your fees via our payment platform

You can pay your fees using our payments platform powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions. This allows you, your parents or Sponsors to pay GBP student fees in the currency of your choice and provide you with a simple and secure way to initiate a payment.

Make your payment today

Once payment has been sent through to the nominated bank of Western Union Business, we will be advised and the payment will be applied to your student account.

Track your payment

You can track your payment every step of the way.

Tuition Fee Deposit

If you're paying a Tuition Fee Deposit, this should update onto your account within 3 to 5 working days.

Further queries

If you have any queries, please email WU Business solutions or call (+ 44) 01733 871871.

  • Frequently Asked Questions on using Global Pay by Western Union

    • How does it work?

      We have developed this service with Western Union Business Solutions to enable International students to pay their fees by bank transfer.

      The benefits of the Western Union service is that it will enable you to see the exact cost of your payment in your local currency, and the quote given will be honoured for a period of 72 hours.

      In addition, this method of payment is easier and cheaper than ordering a bankers draft from your bank. The payment will also reach Middlesex University more quickly. Middlesex University no longer accepts bankers drafts as a method of payment.

      • Choose your home country and enter the amount(s) of tuition and/or Accommodation fees in the relevant field in £ Sterling. The service is also available to make payment of a Postgraduate or Undergraduate Tuition Fee
      • Click continue
      • Choose the required payment method. This will automatically convert your tuition fee amount to your home currency (if your home currency is unavailable) it will default to the next best option e.g. USD. You also have the option to amend the currency you wish to transfer your payment in, then click continue.
      • Enter your Student ID and payer information if this has not already been populated for you. Boxes marked with a * are mandatory, then click next
      • Accept the conditions of use
      • If you pay via Bank transfer you will be quoted an amount to pay instantly. This amount will be guaranteed for 72 hours
      • Next, you will be emailed simple instructions in PDF format detailing which bank account your fees need to be transferred to from your home country. You can either make this payment using online banking, telephone banking or in person at your bank in the same way that you would make any Bank transfer
      • The PDF instructions provided can also be emailed directly to a family member if they are making the payment on your behalf
      • The transfer must be sent in the currency stated on your quote
      • These instructions will contain an important reference that you must ensure your bank quotes when making the payment. This reference allows Middlesex University to identify and allocate your fees
      • If you pay via online payment options, depending on the country you are paying from, you will have the choice to pay via online payment e-wallets such as Alipay, Tenpay, WeChat, POLI, Ideas etc
      • Once you have accepted the conditions of use, you will be directed to specific payment options.

      Make your payment today

    • I cannot find my local currency on the list, what should I do?

      We would advise that you contact Western Union Business Solutions by calling 01733 871 871.

    • Why is using the Western Union Business Solutions Global Pay for students service better than a direct bank to bank transfer?

      If you use your bank to make the payment directly to Middlesex University, your bank is likely to send an International payment without you knowing what the rate of exchange is. This may not only cost you more, but is also likely to result in unforeseen additional bank charges.

      By using Global Pay for students, you are assured of a guaranteed rate of exchange you can access before you make your payment. This will be fixed for 72 hours. You can also be sure that Middlesex University will receive your tuition fees in full.

    • Will I need the bank details for Middlesex University to carry out the Bank transfer?

      No, if you select to pay via card, e-wallet (such as Alipay, WeChatPay) or through your online banking, then you will not need to provide any bank details.

      If you select to pay by bank transfer then you only need the local bank details that will be provided to you on the PDF quote through the Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) service.

      Western Union Business Solutions hold the Bank details for Middlesex University and payments will be allocated accordingly using individual student ID numbers.

    • Can I change the currency I use once I have printed a Western Union quote?

      It is imperative that you send your fee amount to the Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) bank account details that are provided to you, in the currency stated on the payment instructions.

      Make sure that your bank quotes the reference number you have been given in the PDF. This ensures your tuition fee is easily identifiable by Middlesex University and that the application of the payment to your student account does not incur any delay.

    • Which fees can I pay using this service?

      This service can be used by any category of student e.g. International or EU/UK.

      You can pay for Tuition, Accommodation or Pre-sessional using this service.

  • Students from India

    • Find out how to pay

      We offers a wide range of Indian Rupee (INR) payment options available through our International payment platform.

      This fast and reliable service allows you, your parents, or your Sponsors to pay in Indian rupees by bank transfer, through online banking, telephone banking, at your local bank or at a Western Union retail agent location without incurring transaction charges. Gain peace of mind that your payment will arrive in full with our preferred payment service today.

      Find out more by watching this short video

      How to make a payment

      1. Select India from the “Paying Fees From” drop down
      2. Enter the outstanding GBP amount you wish to pay
      3. A list of ways to pay will come up where you can select from the following options
      • Pay by INR bank transfer – you can make your payment from any bank to ICICI Bank. This can be completed online or at your local bank branch using the payment instructions provided
      • Pay in person at a Western Union retail agent location – Participating agents include: Thomas Cook India, Paul Merchants and Weizmann Forex.

      Please note that due to COVID-19 some agent locations will be closed, so please check with your branch for opening hours.

      1. Once you have selected your payment method you will need to enter your student information followed by the payer information (details of who is making the payment)
      2. Once you have completed all fields you will be then instructed to make a payment
        1. If you selected to pay by bank transfer you will receive payment instructions to complete payment either online or at your local bank branch
        2. If you selected to pay at a Western Union retail agent, you will receive payment instructions to complete payment at your local agent branch

      Please note for all payment options you will be asked to provide/upload additional documentation including proof of identity, proof of address and your University admission letter.

      Tracking your payment

      Once payment has been made you will be able to “Track your payment” status by entering your payment reference number.

      Further queries

      If you have any queries regarding the platform, please email Western Union Business Solutions or call 01733 871871.

  • Students from China

    • Find out how to pay

      We have a wide range of payment options available through our International payment platform.

      This fast and reliable service allows you, your parents, or Sponsors to pay by Bank transfer or via online e wallet options such as Alipay and WeChat pay without incurring transaction charges. Gain peace of mind that your payment will arrive in full with our preferred payment service today.

      Find out more by watching this short video - also available in Mandarin

      How to make a payment

      1. Visit the WUGlobalPay for students platform
      2. Select China from the “Paying fees from” dropdown
      3. Enter the outstanding GBP amount you wish to pay
      4. A list of ways to pay will come up where you can select from the following options
        1. Pay by Bank transfer – You can make your payment from any bank in China. This can be completed online or at your local bank branch using the payment instructions provided
        2. Pay online via WeChatPay – you can pay direct from your WeChatPay account by scanning a unique QR code. Please note that individual account limits may apply.
      1. Once you have selected your payment method you will need to enter your student information followed by the payer information (details of who is making the payment)
      2. Once you have completed all fields you will then be instructed to make a payment
      3. If you select to pay by bank transfer you will be redirected to the secure payment gateway to complete payment online or take the payment instructions to your local bank branch to complete payment
      4. If you selected to pay online by WeChatPay or AliPay, you will be redirected to the selected payment provider page to complete payment online
      5. Please note for all payment options you will be asked to provide/upload additional documentation including your Bank ID, proof of identity, proof of address and your University admission letter
      6. Once payment has been made you will be able to track your payment status by entering your payment reference number.

      Further queries

      If you have any questions regarding the Platform, you can visit our FAQ page or email Western Union Business solutions or call  +44 (01733) 871 871.

  • Additional payments

    • Card payment (credit or direct debit)

      Payment may be made online via MyUnihub.

      Once logged in, select the Administration and Finances tab followed by My Fees and Finances Portal.

    • Telephone payments

      If you are unable to pay online, you can pay by telephone using our Automated Telephone Payment Service which is available 24/7/365 by calling +44 (0)20 8411 6400 and select option 1.

      You can only pay by telephone for current or future year charges.

      For prior year charges, please use the Bank transfer facility as provided by Western Union.

Struggling to pay your fees?

If your financial circumstances change and you are unable to meet your payment deadline, please contact our Student Welfare Advice Team at the earliest opportunity. They can give support and advice on, for example, sources of funding available.

You can contact the team by booking an appointment or raising a query through the UniHelp team.

We will assist where we can, however the quality of teaching is dependent upon funding and this is why the University must act to recover all outstanding debts.

Please note that documentary evidence to support your request will be required before it can be considered. Please have this information to hand when contacting us.

Unpaid fees

If you fail to pay your tuition fees or provide confirmation of sponsorship, you will be deregistered (e.g. you will be withdrawn from the university) at the end of learning week four and the option to pay via an instalment plan will no longer be available.

Failing to pay the second or any subsequent payment instalments within 3 months of their due date, will also result in deregistration.

If you have been deregistered, you must pay the annual tuition fee in full plus a late payment charge of £200 in order to be re-instated. You will also not be permitted to re-enrol until your tuition fees have been paid.

If you are withdrawn from your course due to non-payment of fees, the University is obliged to inform the UKVI to action Withdrawal of Tier 4 sponsorship.

Restrictions will be applied to your account automatically if you have any non-tuition fee debts.

Regional Award

The Regional Award, allocated by our regional offices, grants you a tuition fee discount that is deducted from your second instalment payment.

They are awarded on a case-by-case basis at the point of offer and if you're eligible, you will be informed in your offer letter.

We endeavour to process all Regional Awards by the end of Learning week 3. If it has not been applied by then, please contact our team.

Instalment plans

An instalment plan gives you the opportunity to spread the cost of your tuition fees in instalments instead of paying your fees in full by the payment deadline.

Eligibility

If you are self-financing student and are unable to pay the full tuition fee at the start of the year, then the following instalment plans are available to you:

Start date First instalment Second instalment Third instalment

Autumn

50% Monday 28 September 2020

25% Thursday 21 January 2021

25% Sunday 21 March 2021

Winter/ Spring

50% Monday 18 January 2021

25% Monday 12 April 2021

25% Monday 21 June 2021

Signing up to an instalment plan

In order for the instalment plan to be applied on your account, please pay the first instalment of the plan you would like to take. We will then administer your payment plan on your account.

You will need to take note of future instalment plan dates to ensure that payments are received by the University on time.

Withdrawal and interruptions

If you're looking to withdraw from your course entirely or need to interrupt your studies for a while, we want to ensure that you're making the right decision for you. There may also be financial implications to think about too.

Understand your options

Need help?


Our Welfare team can offer financial guidance and advice

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