English Language Education

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Information on payment methods for course fees and accommodation.

How to Pay

Pay online with credit card

The University of Edinburgh accepts payment by credit card through the online system Epay. Please follow the link below to make a payment using this method.

Bank to Bank Transfer

The bank-to-bank transfer service allows students, their families or their sponsors the opportunity to securely send bank-to-bank transfers for payment of tuition fees in sterling as well as in local currency for international students.

The Centre for Open Learning at The University of Edinburgh’s bank transfer platform GlobalPay for Students is powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions and is available in 37 different currencies:

The process is quick and easy; simply enter your student UUN (if known) and contact details, the amount you want to pay, your chosen currency and you will be supplied a quote for the amount in your local currency. This quotation is guaranteed for 72 hours during which time you should instruct your bank to transfer funds to Western Union Business Solutions, who will then forward the sterling payment to the Centre for Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh.

Benefits for you:

  • no transaction charges
  • rate quoted is held for 72 hours
  • favourable exchange rates compared to most banks
  • reduced bank fees because transfer is initiated locally
  • full payment amount received by the Centre for Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh
  • payment platform translated in 8 languages *

*French, Korean, Indonesian, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi and Spanish.

Students from China can use the platform to pay in CNY - Chinese Renminbi Yuan using Alipay, Tenpay, Bank Transfer, UnionPay also credit/debit cards via Geoswift.

Make the payment

In order to use the service you must provide student and payer details including date of birth. These details will be linked to the payment reference shown on the transfer instructions and it is important the payers bank use this reference so that Western Union Business Solutions and the University can identify the payment.

To make your payment click below:

Make Bank-to-Bank Transfer Payment

Other payment methods

We do not accept cash on arrival.