Student Finance

Student Fee Payments to the University

You can make payments relating to student and non-student fees by any of the following means. Please click on the relevant method for more details.

Card Payment

The fastest and most secure way to pay using your Visa or Mastercard card is online following the link below. The payment will be made immediately and you will receive an email confirmation with a unique reference to your payment.

To verify and route your payment correctly you will need to enter your 8 digit Student ID.

International Bank Transfer

International Bank Transfer

Paying your fees via our payments platform

International students can pay their fees using the University of Kent’s payments platform powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions. This allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay GBP student fees in the currency of your choice and provides you with a simple and secure way to initiate a payment.

How it works?

Simply select the country you are paying from, what are you paying and your preferred method of payment. Enter your student details, following the payer details. If you pay via bank transfer, get your payment instructions and make your payment. You can track your payment status through every step.

Benefits for you:

  • Pay international fees by bank transfer or online payment options which includes AliPay, TenPay, UnionPay, Trustly, Sofort, etc.
  • NO transaction charges from the University of Kent or Western Union Business Solutions
  • Favourable exchange rates compared to most banks
  • Track your payment step by step
  • Peace of mind that your full payment received by the University of Kent
  • Multi language platform: French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indonesian, English, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic
  • Customer support service to help you in every step


To make your payment click below

For more information, watch this short video:

or download the user guide

Bank Transfer

Bank Transfer

For payment of any student-related fees, including tuition fees, accommodation, etc.

If paying personally at a branch counter please e-mail with either a copy of your receipt along with your student number and name, OR advise us of the bank, branch, amount and date of payment (along with your name and UKC student number) so that we can easily credit this to your account promptly upon receipt.

Canterbury Students

Bank Address NatWest Bank
Canterbury City Centre Branch
11 The Parade
Sort Code 60-04-27
Account Number 45440964
IBAN GB09NWBK60042745440964
Beneficiary University of Kent


Medway Students

Bank Address NatWest Bank
Canterbury City Centre Branch
11 The Parade
Sort Code 60-04-27
Account Number 46077081
IBAN Number GB58NWBK60042746077081
Beneficiary University of Kent


PLEASE NOTE that bank charges are made for international bank transfers into the University account (NatWest) and that your bank may also charge you.

For any enquiries about bank transfers contact us

Banker's Drafts / International money order

Please make payable to UNIKENT quoting a reference such as student name, student number, invoice number on reverse and forward to:

The Director of Finance
Finance Division
The Registry
The University of Kent

Anti Money Laundering Requirements

We have recently been contacted by Universities UK regarding guidance for all students for anti-money laundering and UUK has drafted a reactive statement, as follows:

“Universities UK has been informed of this action, which will help to raise awareness of the risks of money laundering. The security and welfare of students is always a top priority for universities. We would be concerned if any student studying at a UK university has been exploited and unwittingly drawn into criminal activity. Equally, we recognise the seriousness of this issue and the sector’s responsibility to make all students aware of the consequences of involvement in criminal activity. The message to students is to remain vigilant and question anything that seems unusual. We would encourage any student who fears their account may have been misused to speak to either their university support services, banks, or to the police.”

As a student you should:

  • understand your responsibilities not to engage with suspicious activities;
  • exercise vigilance;
  • know what to do if you are concerned about activity linked to bank accounts you hold; and
  • are aware of the serious consequences of involvement in this sort of criminal activity

The British Council’s Creating Confidence guidance and the UKCISA website both contain helpful information for students.

Under the University’s Anti-Money Laundering Procedures, the University will not accept transfers of funds for personal living or other expenses. Funds to cover living costs, including the cost of non-University accommodation, must be paid directly to your own bank account under a separate transaction. Any payments so received will be returned directly to the sender by the same method that payment was made.


The University cannot accept payment for Liberty Quays accommodation at Medway as this is owned and managed by Liberty Living. Payment must be paid directly to Liberty Living. Any payments received for Liberty Living will be returned directly to the sender by the same method that payment was made.

Pay Online

Card Payment

  • The fastest and most convenient way to pay
  • Pay from anywhere in the world
  • Receive immediate confirmation
  • Secure payment method

International Bank Transfer

  • No transaction charges from University of Kent or Western Union
  • Rate quoted held for 72 hours
  • Full payment amount received by the University of Kent
  • Payment can be easily identified and allocated by the University
  • Secure and quick way to make payment


Finance Department, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

Contact us - Students | Staff | External, or Fax: +44(0)1227 827024

Last Updated: 06/03/2019