Deposit for tuition fees

Self-Funding Students

All overseas fee paying students are required to pay a non-refundable tuition fee deposit, whether or not they require a visa to come to the UK. An advance payment of a £2,000 to the University is requested after you receive confirmation of your offer of a place.  You will not be sent a Visa Checklist (required to request a CAS statement) until this payment is received. This deposit will be used towards payment of the first instalment of tuition fees. 

Keele University accepts payments by the following methods:

Payment by credit or debit card

Most types of card are accepted, for a full list, visit our dedicated page here.

To pay online please go to

For payment by Bank Transfer

Please request your bank to transfer  £2000 GBP net of bank charges to Keele University's bank account as follows:

National Westminster Bank plc

75 High Street




Account name: Keele University

Bank Sort Code: 54-10-27

Account Number: 05600456

For international transfers you will also need to quote the following as reference on your payment to identify the country and the bank:

IBAN Number: GB68 NWBK 5410 2705 6004 56


When making a payment by bank transfer or cheque, you must quote your student number followed by either:

TF – if the payment is for Tuition Fees only.

RF – if the payment is for Accommodation Fees only.

BF – If the payment is for both Tuition and Accommodation.

Please ensure that the amount you send will cover any bank charges. Any bank charges will be payable by you and not by the University. To do this, you will need to inform your bank that you’ll be paying all bank charges otherwise we will not receive the full deposit.

Western Union Bank-to-Bank Transfer

International students can pay their fees using the Keele University’s bank transfer platform powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions.

This service is available to all international students where Western Union currently operates and allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay your fees in your local currency and from your home bank account without worrying about exchange rates or bank charges.

Simply enter your student ID and contact details, the amount you want to pay, your chosen currency and you will be supplied a quote for the amount in your local currency. This quotation is guaranteed for 72 hours during which time you should instruct your bank to transfer funds (online, at branch or via phone) to Western Union Business Solutions who then will forward the sterling payment to Keele University.

To make your payment click here to access the platform.

Western Union - alternative method for paying student bills

Refund Policy

The tuition fee deposit and other fees (Accommodation and Tuition) paid to the University are ONLY refundable if you are unable to obtain a Tier 4 student visa and an unsuccessful UKVI administrative review (appeal against the UKVI refusal decision).  Applicants requesting for a refund will be required to send a full copy of the visa refusal letter issued by the UK Home Office, in the first instance, before a refund will be considered.  Please note that deposits and fees paid for the Pre-sessional Academic English course will not be refunded, no refunds will be considered in instances of fraud.