Manage your money
You will be required to pay your fees at the start of term and there are several ways to do this.
Opening a bank account
Unless you are already resident in the United Kingdom and have a United Kingdom bank account you will find it essential to open a bank account. We have one bank on the Canterbury campus and other banks are available in the local towns. Opening an account is relatively easy but you will require:
- passport or EU identity card
- original letter of acceptance to the University
- evidence of programme of study and length of programme
- your room agreement (officially) stamped by the receptionist upon your arrival
In most cases your offer letter will be sufficient. If we have made an offer to you at a temporary address or university address you will require other evidence of your main residence/home address such as bank or credit card statements.
Read the bba guide to student banking in the UK for more info.
Each of the main banks has a branch in both the local towns of Gillingham and Chatham.
Opening an account in Brussels
Opening a current or checking account is relatively straightforward. You will need to show proof of identity: either a passport or Belgian ID card. The use of cheques is very rare in Belgium and often more expensive than electronic systems of payment.