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Methods of payment

Flywire - Direct bank transfers, UK and International credit / debit card payments, Alipay and Union Pay

  • The University has selected Flywire, an international money transfer provider, as our exclusive online payment partner, making this our strongly preferred method of payment, making competitive exchange rates for bank transfers, credit and debit cards much easier to access. University of Warwick has no affiliation or link with any other money transfer providers.
  • Students can pay using the following methods within the Flywire portal: Bank transfer in local and international currencies, a variety of debit and credit cards as shown in the above graphic, and alternative payment methods such as Alipay, Union Pay, PayPal and Trustly are enabled for relevant territories. Please note Flywire is not configured to accept American Express for UK payments, but this an option in certain territories.
  • Flywire is accessed securely from within the Student Records System (e:Vision), so that students can log in and select which transactions they wish to pay, and then do so directly. Please select the My Student Finance tab where you can view your account online, and then select the Pay Fees Online to pay your fees. If you are logged in already, just click on the image above.
  • If you wish to make an Advance Payment before you have enrolled at the University, this can be done using the Flywire Open Portal, see below.
  • The Flywire payment process enables students to readily share the payment details with parents or others who are making payments on their behalf, whilst retaining the unique payment references.
  • If you feel that the exchange rates offered can be bettered locally, please take advantage of the Best Price Guarantee that Flywire offers on local currency bank transfers. Full details are accessed through the payment process.
  • Flywire keep you notified throughout your payment transaction of its progress to the University by either email or text message. Once you have made your payment to Flywire, we expect to receive it in your student account within two or three working days, please allow for this in timing your payments. For international payments in particular, this is significantly quicker than making a direct bank transfer to the University's own account.
  • Please follow this link for detailed instructions and specific local guidance on making Flywire payments from China, India and Nigeria. Flywire is specially designed to dealt with personal identity requirements of making payments from China and India within its online systems.
  • As this has been introduced, we strongly advise all our international students NOT to bring large amounts of UK or foreign currency cash and notes to the UK to pay for Warwick tuition and accommodation, Flywire provides a risk-free alternative to safely use your home currency savings to pay for tuition and accommodation online.

Watch this video to see how it works

Direct Debit

A direct debit can be set up with the University to:

  • Pay Accommodation fees on a termly basis.
  • Pay tuition fees by the standard University instalment schedule throughout the academic year.
  • If you opt to pay both tuition and accommodation fees by direct debit, two instructions will be registered with your bank/building society, and the two amounts will be taken from your account separately. Full details of the Direct Debit process can be found on the Paying By Direct Debit page.
  • Direct debits can only be processed from UK bank accounts.

Full details of the Direct Debit process can be found on the Paying by Direct Debit page.

Please note: Direct Debit payment due dates are later than the due dates for all other methods of payment because we are legally obliged to give notice that payments will be deducted from bank accounts.

Credit/Debit Cards

Within our Flywire payment portals, students and their parents or guardians are able to use a wide variety of credit and debit cards tailored to your country of domicile. Please identify the country in which your card is issued at the start of the Flywire process in order to see the alternative payment options available.

The use of the Automated Telephone Payment Line has been discontinued as the principal benefit it offered of speed of payment can now be fully replicated by using either the online Flywire portal, or the Open Portal version for those students who have not currently enrolled.

Cash payments and deposits are not accepted

The University does not accept cash payments in any currencies, and will not facilitate deposits of cash by issuing University bank account paying in slips to students. Any such requests will be refused.

Students carrying large amounts of UK or foreign currency notes should make arrangements to pay them into their own UK based bank account at the earliest opportunity. Please do not put your money at risk by dealing with any agents or intermediaries, who may offer seemingly attractive rates of exchange, but cannot be guaranteed to be secure or legitimate.

For advice on safe card payments see The City of London Police Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU)Link opens in a new window.

View this advice in MandarinLink opens in a new window

Advance Payments

Students are able to pay for their courses in advance of their enrolment, particularly to facilitate Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and UK Visa applications for international students.

In order to allow students to take advantage of the favourable rates and streamlined process, we have established a Flywire Open Portal, which can be used to make the following payments before invoices are raised:

  • Advance payment of tuition fees before enrolment
  • Advance payment of accommodation before invoices are issued in September

This can be accessed using the following link: Flywire Open Portal

You will enter the Flywire portal to complete the process, stating which country you are paying from, and selecting which of the above payments you are making and select methods of payment you wish to use – the full range of payment options is provided: bank transfers in local or other currencies, debit or credit cards and online payments such as Alipay. A full step by step guide is here

Payments will be tracked using the Flywire processes, advising you when payment is received by Flywire, and then when funds are passed to Warwick. If you have already established a CAS record, we aim to update this within 48 hours of receipt of funds on your student account.

Once you have completed enrolment, students are recommended to pay through the Student Records Online portal using Flywire, as this identifies the invoices you are paying and enables quicker allocation of funds to the outstanding fees on your account.

University bank account details

The University does not make its bank account details available as bank transfer payments can be made through Flywire. Please follow these links to make payment for fee invoices already raised or for making advance payments before enrolment.

Bank transfer payments can be made via Flywire in most local currencies, GB Pounds, US Dollars or Euros, and will be fully tracked through their journey, so students are informed where their funds are. In most cases bank transfer payments via Flywire are received by us faster than they would have been if transferred directly to a University account.

Invoices and receipts

If you are a current student, you can print your own invoices and payment receipts by logging in to the My Student Finance pages of the Student Records system. If you require an official stamp on your receipt, please visit the Student Services in Senate House.

Restricted Territories List

Please note the University is not able to accept payments remitted from North Korea, nor able to accept payments from Cuba, Iran, Syria, Venezuela or Crimea without prior approval.

As a result of the current conflict in Ukraine, the University is operating in accordance with sanctions imposed on Russia and its banking system, and cannot receive payments from many institutions in that country.

Please contact us (studentcollections at warwick dot ac dot uk) to seek advice if you need to utilise funds based in the above countries to pay your fees.

Further queries

If you have any questions regarding payment of your fees, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and if this does not answer your query, please make an enquiryLink opens in a new window.

If you would like to discuss your issues verbally, please provide your telephone number and we can arrange to call or meet with you over Microsoft Teams.

If you have recently made a payment, you will receive an email confirmation within 2 working days of receipt of payment.

If you have not received this confirmation within 10 working days, please email