Discover the payment options available to pay your fees to the University of Greenwich.

Payment by Student Loan (UK/EU)

Undergraduate students

If your fees will be paid to us by Student Finance England (or equivalent), select this option during online registration.

If we have received confirmation that your fees will be paid in full, this will be stated. If you haven't yet received confirmation of your entitlement to support, you can still proceed under certain conditions. 

To see what you may be entitled to and how to apply, visit Student Finance England. Apply early to give yourself the best chance of receiving your support in good time.

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans (from Student Finance England or equivalent) are paid directly to you rather than to us. Therefore, you must arrange to pay your fees yourself, following the instructions on this page for self-payment.

Note: you need to pay at least 15% of the annual course fee before the first instalment of your loan is released. It is important that you plan for this beforehand.

Alternative student loans

A small number of postgraduate courses (e.g. PGCE) qualify for undergraduate student loans.

If you have applied for a tuition fee loan, select 'Query fee' during online registration and enter the support number issued by Student Finance England.

Where appropriate, we activate your account so you can register. If you can provide proof of your loan application, we will grant you registration for six weeks. By the end of this period, we need to see either full confirmation of your loan support or 50% payment of your fee.

I'm awaiting confirmation of my loan

If Student Finance England (or your regional loan provider) has not confirmed payment of your fees by the time you register online, you will see the following message:

"No 2019/20 tuition fee data is being held by the university."

You can proceed by selecting:

"Student Finance England (SFE), Wales or NI, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance services European Team (EU Team)."

The university grants you six weeks from the day you begin online registration for one of the following to happen:

  • Your support provider confirms that your fees will be paid.
  • Your support provider states you are ineligible for support. 
  • You make alternative arrangements to pay your tuition fees.

If you decide to add additional credits to your record above the standard course, you may have to pay additional fees via the student portal.

What happens if my fees have not been paid and the six-week period has expired?

If almost six weeks have passed and you are still awaiting a decision about your loan, contact Student Fees and Funding with evidence that you have applied for student support and fulfilled any additional requests from the provider.

Students who have not made arrangement for payment after the six-week period will become subject to the university's Policy and Procedures for Non-Payment of Tuition Fees.

We will still consider extensions after the deadline if you can supply evidence of your application, but we advise you to contact us before this to avoid sanctions on your account.

Studying an equivalent or lower qualification

If you are studying a qualification that is at the same level or below an award you currently hold, you are not normally eligible for student support. Exceptions to this include NHS courses, such as Nursing.

More about equivalent and lower qualifications.


Online Debit/Credit Card

You can pay by card (except Amex or Diners Club) during online registration through a secure page.

To register for the year you must pay at least 50% of the fee balance. You may need to contact your bank to authorise the online payment. If you wish to use more than one card, you will need to do this through the student portal.

If you choose to pay by instalments, future card payments can be made via the student portal.

As soon as the payment is authorised, you should receive a confirmation.

If your card payment is reclaimed

If your card payment is not honoured or reclaimed, you face a £50 charge in addition to the remaining fee balance. Your access to certain university services will be limited and you may be asked to visit us.

See our Policy for Non-Payment of Tuition Fees.

Online Bank Transfer (BACS)

Make a payment directly to the university bank account:

  • Bank name / address: Barclays Bank, 7-8 Victory Parade, Plumstead Road, London, SE18 6FL
  • Account name:  University of Greenwich Number One Account
  • Sort code: 20-98-73
  • Account number: 00904244
  • IBAN: GB28BARC20987300904244

(International bank transfers must state the above sort code and account number or SWIFT/BIC and IBAN. Without both pieces of information, the payment may be returned, resulting in a delay.)

Use your full name and student ID number as the transfer reference number. This is how we allocate a payment to a student account. Keep a copy/screenshot/receipt of the transfer.

It may take a few days for a bank transfer to show on your account. If you make a payment before you register, please check that your fee balance has updated before you proceed with registration.

To take advantage of discounts, you should allow enough time for your balance to update by any payment deadline.


Personal cheques can significantly delay your registration. We recommend that you request a Banker's draft, which is safer and quicker.

If it is the only option available to you, please send a cheque (made payable to the University of Greenwich) to:

University of Greenwich Student Fees and Funding
Dreadnought 117C
Park Row
SE10 9LS

Provide your name and student ID on the back of the cheque.

If your card payment is not honoured or is reclaimed, you face a £50 charge in addition to the remaining fee balance. Your access to certain university services will be limited and you may be asked to visit us.

See our Policy for Non-Payment of Tuition Fees.


Payment process for sponsors

Your employer should confirm sponsorship and request an invoice either by email to or by letter to the following address:

University of Greenwich Student Fees and Funding
Dreadnought 117C
Park Row
SE10 9LS

You can also bring a letter with you when you arrive at university, though this could delay your registration. Letters of sponsorship from individuals (e.g. relatives/friends) are not accepted.

Letters should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Request an invoice on company-headed paper
  • Include your full name and University of Greenwich student ID number
  • Include the course you are being sponsored for
  • Include the value of tuition fee sponsorship in pounds sterling.
  • Include a purchase order number if required by your company or organisation
  • State clearly to whom the invoice should be sent, plus a postal address (if different from the name and address on the sponsor's letter).

Official sponsors (International)

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you are expected to fund your course yourself, unless you have an official financial sponsor.

Examples of official sponsors include: Her Majesty's Government, the student's home National Government, the British Council, an international company/organisation or university. (We reserve the right to decide which organisations we accept as financial sponsors.)


If a sponsor is paying for part of your course fees (e.g. 50%), you will given the following two options to pay the remaining balance:

- You can either pay the remaining balance in full or
- The remaining balance to be paid in two instalments of 50%

You are fully responsible for any fee payment not made by the sponsor. Otherwise, you become subject to the sanctions in our Policy for Non-Payment of Tuition Fees.

When to pay your fees

Deposits (International Students)

When you accept an offer to study a course on one of our three campuses, we require a pre-registration deposit of £3,000. This is deducted from the tuition fee balance you pay at registration.

Deposits must be paid by bank draft or online bank transfer. They cannot be paid by cheque, card or cash.

We hold deposits for a maximum of two years, during which you will need to fulfil one of the following:

  • Enrol on to your intended course (if you have deferred entry to a later academic session)
  • Provide evidence to the university of a failed visa application
  • Provide evidence to the university that you have not met the academic conditions of your offer.

After this time, the deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Download a guide to international tuition fees.

Course fees

If you are paying your fees yourself, you can pay in full during registration or in two instalments.

If you choose instalments, you pay at least 50% during registration (after discounts and deposits). The rest is payable by card (via the student portal) by:

  • The last Friday in January (for September starts)
  • The last Friday in May (for January starts)
  • About 5 months after registration (Any other start date).

Postgraduate students

In addition to the options detailed above, the university will also accept the following instalment schedule for Home students:

  • 15% of the annual course fee by registration
  • 18% within 3 weeks of completing registration
  • 33% by the last Friday in January
  • 34% by the last Friday in April.

If you begin in January or another part of the year, you'll be allowed to split your payments at similar intervals.

If you have applied for a postgraduate loan, you need to pay 15% or more at registration before your first loan payment can be released.

Discounts for paying in full

You may receive a discount on tuition fees if you pay in full at registration (by the last day in September or January or within four weeks of the start if you begin at another time of year). One-year postgraduate courses starting in January are also eligible if the full course fee is paid at registration.

Additional notes

  • Unless arrangements as set out above are agreed at registration, you will not be registered.
  • Fees are subject to an annual fee-setting exercise and will rise annually in line with the RPI-X (Retail Price Index exc. mortgage interest payments) subject to the maximum regulated fee rates set by the UK Government. For example, the 2015-16 forecast was 3.34%, so a student paying £5,000 in 2014-15 would have faced an increase of 3.34% to £5,167 in 2015-16.
  • Any fee rate increase considers whether this is needed to reflect the increased cost of delivering the course in subsequent years.
  • Students studying equivalent or lower level qualifications (ELQs) may pay higher tuition fees or be ineligible for student support.
  • The university reserves the right to charge for any additional courses or credits and amend the fee due where necessary after you have completed online registration. This includes (but is not limited to) students who have transferred in to the university and direct-entry students unable to meet the end-on regulations.