How to Pay

You will find everything you need here to pay your tuition fees. If you are a self-funded student, meaning you are responsible for tuition fee payments yourself or with support from a relative or friend, you will find our early payment discount and payment plan options helpful.

You are responsible for the ensuring that your fees are paid every year that you study with us. After registering, you will receive an invoice. This gives you the full breakdown of your tuition fees, any scholarship or discount applied and any payments made including deposits. The fastest and easiest way to pay your fees is online but we also offer alternatives.

Early payment discounts

If your annual tuition fees are £5,000 or more, and you are a self-funded student, you may be eligible for an early payment discount of 5% off your tuition fees. This is available regardless of whether you are entering in year 1, 2 or 3 of your chosen course.

As a self-funded student from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales or Europe, you must pay your tuition fees in full before the first day of teaching to qualify for the early payment discount each year.

As an international self-funded student, entering your first year of study you must meet the tuition fee deposit deadline and pay your remaining tuition fees before the first day of teaching to qualify for the early payment discount. This is available regardless of whether you are entering in year 1, 2 or 3 of your chosen course. 

Thereafter, international self-funded students must also pay tuition fees in full before the first day of teaching to qualify for the early payment discount for each subsequent year.

Discounts are deducted from your tuition fee minus any scholarships awarded. 

International deposits

International students are required to pay a £3,500 deposit. This secures your place on your chosen course and also enables the university to issue your CAS statement, which is a crucial part of any visa application to study in Scotland.

If you hold a conditional and / or unconditional offer you can pay your deposit. Your deposit will be refunded if you do not meet your offer conditions or are not successful in obtaining your visa. 

Deposits can be paid online or by bank transfer. The quickest and easiest method is online

Pay your deposit by the dates below to ensure you have enough time to apply for any visa you should require. You may also be eligible for an early payment discount by meeting the following deadlines.

Deposit deadlines for international applicants:

  • 1 August for Trimester A (September) starts
  • 1 December for Trimester B (January) starts
  • 1 March for Trimester C (May) starts

Once a deposit payment has been made, we will be in touch within two working days to notify you of any remaining documentation required for your CAS to be issued. Please note; we often require financial and immigration documentation in order to help ensure that your visa application will be successful once a CAS is issued.

Payment plans

Payment plans are available for self-funded students to help spread the cost of tuition fees over eight easy instalments.

  • September start (Trimester A): Eight monthly instalments from October – May
  • January start (Trimester B): Eight monthly instalments from February – September
  • June start (Trimester C): Eight monthly instalments from June to January

As a self-funded student from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales or Europe, you can pay your tuition fees in advance or set up the payment plan on receipt of invoice. You will receive your invoice once you have registered.

As a self-funded international student, you can also pay your tuition fees in advance or set-up a payment plan for the remaining balance of your tuition fees, minus the international deposit, on receipt of invoice. You will receive your invoice once you have registered.

To take advantage of the payment plan you must be a registered student and your tuition fee invoice must be over £200.

Read the University’s  and Credit Control and Debt Management Policy for full payment terms and conditions. Failure to adhere to the terms of any agreed payment plan may result in sanctions being applied to you.

Make a payment

Online payment is the quickest and easiest way to pay your deposit, advanced payments, and tuition fees. If you choose to pay online you will receive a receipt instantly to inform you that payment has been made.  For all other methods of payments, please check with your bank to see when the funds are transferred.

Pay online

You will need your Student ID number and date of birth when making a payment.

GCU accept all major credit and debit cards online.

Funded payments

If SAAS, LEA, Library Board or another funding body is paying all or part of your fees, they will pay the University directly. However, you are still responsible for applying for funding for each academic year of study and personally liable for your tuition fees. Please refer to the University’s  and Credit Control and Debt Management Policy for full information.

Alternative payment methods

The University can accept payments from the following:

  • Debit / Credit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sterling Bank Draft

Paying by bank transfer

If paying by Bank Transfer please ensure that your name and Student ID number are quoted on any Remittance Advice provided by the bank making the transfer to the University on your behalf. If funds are received without a Student ID number we are unable to allocate and process this payment. Payment without a Student ID number could delay the issuing of your CAS letter. We can no longer accept payment by credit/debit card over the phone to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering policy.

Please allow 7 - 10 working days for bank transfer

The University bank details:

Address: Bank Of Scotland, 167-201 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8BU
Sort Code: 80-11-80
Account number: 10049765
Account Name: Glasgow Caledonian University Account
BIC/Swift: BOFS GB21009
Iban No: GB74 BOFS 801180 10049765

Paying by post

Payment may be made by sending a STERLING Bank Draft payable to GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY together with your International Tuition Fee Deposit Form. 

Glasgow Caledonian University
Finance Office
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow
G4 OBA
Scotland
United Kingdom

Fee enquiries

If you have any questions about your tuition fees email us by clicking here or call +44 141 331 8195.