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Fees and payment

We know that money is an important part of your decision about where to study, which is why we offer flexible payment plans without any hidden administrative costs. 

Will I pay home or overseas fees?

  • When you make an application to study with us, we will assess your fee status - ie whether you pay Home or Overseas fees - using UK government regulations. 
  • Your fee status will usually remain the same for the duration of your course. 

How can I pay

  • There are three ways to pay:
  • Paying via Western Union Business Solutions: this fast and reliable service allows you to pay in your local currency via bank transfer or via a wide range of local online payment options, including Alipay, UnionPay, ICICI and more, without incurring any transaction charges. Other benefits include:  
    • pay fees in your local currency
    • avoid fees and international foreign exchange charges from your bank 
    • easy to use on smartphones and other mobile devices
    • pay online or by bank transfer
    • track your payment status by text and email 
    • get price and payment options upfront with a price comparison tool.
  • Pay now via Western Union Business Solutions
  • Paying via TransferMate: TransferMate allows you to make international payments to us for free, without paying international banking charges while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates. It allows you to pay in your local currency with a wide variety of payment options including bank transfer, credit card, UnionPay and Alipay. If you're an international student paying fees to Birkbeck, University of London you can use this secure and fast method to make your fee payments to us. Other benefits include:
    • pay in your local currency to a local bank account
    • no international banking charges from your bank
    • 24-hour online payment tracking, SMS alert and email notifications
    • 24-hour customer service support with our multi-lingual support team
    • great exchange rates.
  • How to apply
    • Register on the secure TransferMate domain and enter your payment details.
    • You'll receive the exchange rate for that day, choose wire (bank) transfer or credit card as your payment method. 
    • Once funds are received by TransferMate, these funds are immediately transferred to Birkbeck, University of London from our local bank account in the UK.  
  • If you wish, you can also pay by bank transfer. However, please be aware that transfers can take up to five working days to clear. Our bank details are as follows:
    • National Westminster Bank, Tavistock House, PO Box 83, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9XA
      • Bank account: Birkbeck College
      • Bank account No. 36261017
      • Sort Code: 60-80-07
      • IBAN No: GB41NWBK60800736261017
      • Swift No: NWBKGB2L 

Can I study part-time?

Living costs

Paying by monthly instalments

  • If you open a UK bank account, which allows for direct debit payments, you will be able to pay your tuition fees in monthly instalments
  • There are no additional credit charges or administrative fees if you pay this way. 

Paying by three termly instalments