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Making a payment

International and EU student fees


Online payment

The University's online payment facility is the most secure and the fastest way of making and receiving payments.

  • This is the only payment method where payment confirmation is provided by the University
  • Refunds made for online payments are fast, secure and efficient.

Make a payment online

Terms and conditions for online payments

Other payment methods

If you are unable to make an online payment to the University, Western Union is the next best option.

  • You can pay in your local currency
  • Western Union will deliver your funds directly to the University
  • Paying by Western Union is secure and trusted by education institutions around the world
  • It offers easy payment options including online payment, bank transfer or credit card.
  • There are no hidden charges or bank fees from Western Union.
  • You can track the progress of your payment to the University.

Pay in your local currency

Tips and FAQs about Western Union

Bank transfers

We do not advise making a payment by bank transfer. This is because:

  • It can take ten working days or more to process an international bank transfer.
  • There are no payment confirmations or notifications when paying by this method.
  • There can be hidden fees when paying by this method.
  • Refunds made for bank transfers can take a significant amount of time (up to several months in some cases).

The University is unable to accept payments made by cash or cheque.

Talk to us about your payment options

If you would like to talk us about your payment options, please contact our International Enquiries team, we will be happy to help.

T: +44 (0) 1642 738900

To Live Chat with our International Enquiries team select the Live Chat button.

Further payment information

Additional information

Self-funded students

If you are funding your own study, you must pay a deposit before you get a CAS, Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, which you need to apply for a Student Visa. We will let you know how much you need to pay as a deposit in your conditional offer. If you are refused a visa, your deposit will be refunded.
Refund information

Please note that paying a deposit does not secure you a place at the University.

Sponsored students

Before we can give you a CAS, Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, we must have confirmation from your sponsor that they will pay your fees. We only accept letters from approved sponsors. You must bring your original copy of this letter with you when you enrol.

It is important to note that if your sponsor doesn't pay, you the student becomes liable for that debt.

Pay your deposit and choose 'Make a general fee payment/payment on account'.

Pre-sessional English students

If a Pre-Sessional English condition is included in your offer and you are due to take up a place on a Pre-Sessional English course, Teesside University requires you to pay the Pre-Sessional English course fee in full and a main course deposit to assist you in getting a visa. These payments should reach the University at least three weeks prior to the start date of the Pre-Sessional English course to allow sufficient time for your updated offer letter to be issued and your visa application processed.

Accommodation Deposits

You can only request University accommodation if you have received an Unconditional Firm or Conditional Firm Offer from Teesside University for the upcoming academic year.
Make an accommodation deposit


We do understand that applicants may have some concerns regarding payment of deposits should you be unable to join us as planned in September 2020 due to COVID 19. We would like to reassure you that should you be unable to join us on campus due to travel restrictions in your home country we will refund the deposit paid to the University to secure your CAS.

Refund information

If you are eligible for a refund (please see Fees and Charges Regulations) then please note the following:

  • Refunds must be made to the original payer
  • Refunds must be made back to the original method of payment
  • Refunds made for online payments are fast, secure and efficient
  • Refunds made for bank transfers can take a significant amount of time (up to several months in some cases)

We therefore ask that all payments are made online.
More information on refunds

Payment terms and discounts

Please see our fees section for more information on payment terms and discounts.