How to pay
- Pay your student fees online via our Payment Platforms
- Pay by loan from the UK Government
- Pay via sponsorship
- Other payment methods
- Getting a receipt
- Late payment fees
- Further information
- Be aware of scams
Pay your student fees online using our payment platforms
Imperial has partnered with two of the market leading platforms for UK and international online payments, Flywire and Convera, offering added security, tracking of your payment, multilingual support and multiple payment options including cards, open banking, e-wallets, numerous local payment methods, and more.
Examples of these payment methods include all UK high street banks, Alipay, Chinapay, WeChat Pay, Trustly, Sofort, Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay and more.
You'll have the option between two payment platforms to provide you with the widest range of competitive payment options. You may use either of these platforms to make payment for your student fees.
Imperial has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from students worldwide. Easily and securely make payment in your own currency and using local payment methods. With real-time tracking and around-the-clock multilingual support, millions of students and families around the world trust Flywire for payment processing. Explore how to use Flywire.
Imperial has partnered with Convera to offer you a simple and smart way to pay your fees. Pay online via popular options including bank transfer, credit, or debit card or eWallet; compare payment options instantly and avoid costly transaction charges from your bank. Discover why Convera is the preferred payment method for international tuition fees.
Pay by loan from the UK government
- Tuition Fee Loan for undergraduate students covers the cost of tuition for every year that your course lasts.
- Master's Loan for postgraduate taught students and Doctoral Loan for students studying a doctoral course like a PhD can help with your course and living costs.
Home students will be able to specify whether or not they have applied or intend to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company (SLC) or an NHS Bursary for MBBS/BSc Medicine students when they register at Imperial online.
If you are receiving tuition fee support from the SLC or NHS, this will be paid directly to Imperial and you will not receive a fee invoice.
It is important to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan every summer before the start of the academic term. Failure to do so may result in you becoming liable for the full tuition fee.
Please also ensure that you apply for the current amount. We will invoice you directly for the different between the loan amount applied for and the final tuition fee due to Imperial.
If you believe that you are being funded by the SLC but receive a tuition fee invoice, please check that you have received confirmation of your loan. Once you have this confirmation, please forward a copy to the Tuition Fees team and we will cancel your invoice once receiving confirmation.
Master's and Doctoral students
If you receive a Master's or Doctoral loan from the UK government, it will be paid directly to you via the Student Loans Company.
It may be used towards your tuition fees or in support of maintenance costs.
As this loan is paid directly to you, we do not regard it as sponsorship. You should therefore declare that you are self-funding when you register.
You may also have the option to pay your fee in instalments – this does not apply to students receiving Postgraduate loans via the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.
Further information is available from the Student Lending team.
Pay via sponsorship
Once your sponsorship has been accepted, any fee amount not covered by your sponsor is your responsibility and must be paid by the applicable tuition payment deadline to avoid late fees.
Find more information about submitting your sponsorship information.
Other payment methods
We encourage you to pay via our online payment platforms wherever possible (see above).
Payment in person
Debit and credit card payments are accepted in person at the Student Hub on our South Kensington Campus.
Please note we cannot accept American Express, Diners Club Card, JCB, cash payments, or payments by cheque.
Card payments in person should only be made by the cardholder; proof of the cardholder’s identity (e.g., passport or driving license) may be required prior to making payment.
Manual payment by bank transfer
To avoid delays to your payment being received please pay wherever possible using our preferred partners Flywire or Convera. In order to pay by manual bank transfer, you will need to provide information about the payer and source of funds. Please complete this form to access our bank details. Please note that we are aware of fraudsters regularly targeting our applicants and students to pay them instead of Imperial with offers of reduced fees or other incentives or by providing fake bank details.
Getting a receipt
Please bear in mind that the amount in the confirmation email may be slightly less than the original amount paid, as any charges applied by the bank will be deducted before the payment reaches us.
If you need a receipt for tuition fees or accommodation payments, please email our Accounts Receivable team. Please include the reason you need the receipt in the email body to ensure the team issues the correct document.
If you need a receipt as part of your visa application to confirm tuition fee payments to UKVI, the easiest and most secure way of doing this is by uploading the payment to your CAS.
Late payment fees
If you are late on a payment, we will charge you a late fee after the due date.
You will continue to be charged a late fee every day – at an annualised rate of 7.5% above the base rate of National Westminster Bank Plc – until your charges and late fees are paid in full or until you have agreed a payment plan with Credit Control.
If all outstanding amounts are paid in full within six months of the due date, we will discount the late payment charge to an annualised rate of 2% above the base rate of National Westminster Bank Plc.
If you are late on paying your fees for six months or more, we will raise the issue with your department and your Faculty Senior Tutor.
In accordance with Regulation Two of the Imperial College London Academic Regulations, any student with outstanding tuition-related charges will not normally be allowed to progress to the next year of their course and may be required to withdraw from Imperial.
For further information on late payment, please see the full Tuition Fee Policy.
Once the payment reaches us, it typically takes us 1–2 working days to process it. This does not take into account the time that it takes for the payment to reach Imperial, which can be up to 5 working days for some payment methods.
Taught postgraduate students are eligible for an early payment discount if we receive payment of your fees at least 45 days before your invoice due date.
Be aware of scams
Always use one of the official payment methods listed above when making payment to Imperial – we're aware of applicants and students being targeted in the past by offers for discounted payment for visas, tuition fees, or fee deposits.
Find out more about recent scams targeting Imperial students.