International pre-payment policy
A partial pre-payment of tuition fees of £4,500 must be received by the Finance Department before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letter can be issued to the applicant.
The pre-payment can also be made by online payment, bank transfer, debit card, credit card, bank draft or cheque to the Finance Department. All cheque payments should be made payable to ‘UCB’. Any queries about payment should be made to the Finance Department on +44 121 243 4017 or on +44 121 232 4116 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Having received the correct pre-payment, the CAS number will be sent to the applicant confirming his/her programme.
If a student provides sufficient reason for declining the offer (e.g. visa being rejected by British High Commission or British Embassy) the University will arrange a refund of the pre-payment. In such cases, a fee of £100 for administrative expenses will be deducted from the pre-payment and the remaining amount refunded to the student.
In the event of the visa being rejected on the grounds of the student submitting fraudulent documents to the visa authorities, UCB reserves the right to withhold the full pre-payment amount.
Delays in visa extensions
We expect all students enrolling with the University to have a Tier 4 Student Visa with the UCB Sponsor Licence number printed on it or a CAS number that we have issued you, though we understand that there may be certain exceptions, i.e. Students who have valid Post-Study Work Visas or Dependant Visas that cover the duration of their studies.
If you have previously studied elsewhere in the UK on a Tier 4 Student Visa, we will expect you to have applied to change this visa to come under our sponsorship and that you are able to prove that you have done so if you have not yet received your new visa. Acceptable proof would consist of:
- A copy of a recorded delivery receipt confirming that you have posted your visa extension to the UK Border Agency.
- Biometric appointment letter from the UK Border Agency after receipt of your initial application.
If you are unable to provide this confirmation by the date specified in your CAS as the final enrolment date for the programme, you will need to either defer your entry to the next available intake or withdraw your application, in which case we will refund your deposit after a £100 administrative deduction.
Cancellation of application
If cancellation of the application is made more than four weeks prior to the commencement of the course, the student should inform us immediately. In such cases, a fee of £500 for administrative expenses will be deducted from the pre-payment and the remaining amount refunded to the student.
For cancellations made within four weeks prior to the commencement of classes or in cases where a student arrives in the U.K. but fails to take up their place, the University will take reasonable steps to find a replacement student and the pre-payment of £4,500 will be dealt with as follows:
- Where the University fills the place with another overseas student, it will retain £500 for administrative expenses and return the balance to the student.
- Where the University fills the place with a student from the European Union or fails to fill the place, it reserves the right to retain the full £4,500 for loss of income.
In the event that the student cancels his/her admission after joining classes but within the first 60 days of the start date of the course, the University reserves the right to retain the full £4,500 for loss of income.
In the event that the student cancels his/her admission more than 60 days after joining classes the University reserves the right to charge the full tuition fee for the first year of the coursefor loss of income, unless the student’s application to extend their visa was made prior to joining classes and has since been refused.
In the event of a student not enrolling or deferring and not re-enrolling on their course for more than four semesters after the date of the deposit payment, they will forfeit the right to receive a refund of any deposit paid.
Your place at the University is subject to withdrawal following requests from the UK Border Agency at any point during your study.
Evidence of any medical or personal problems leading to a continued period of absence from studies must be provided within ten days of occurrence.
Submitting Fraudulent Documents on receipt of pre-payment to secure a place at University College Birmingham
The University regards deception as a deliberate attempt to undermine our academic integrity and therefore, if we identify fraudulent certificates or references at the point of receiving your pre-payment, we reserve the right to retain the full £4,500 pre-payment deposit.
Identifying Fraudulent Documents at Enrolment or whilst on Programme
The University regards deception as a deliberate attempt to undermine our academic integrity and put our sponsor licence in jeopardy. Along with the immediate withdrawal of sponsorship, the University reserves the right to retain the amount paid in cases where fraudulent documents have been used to obtain sponsorship. Furthermore, the University will contact the relevant authorities.
The most convenient way to make the payment is online on the University website www.ucb.ac.uk or through Bank Transfer. Please specify whether the payment is for pre-payment of tuition fees or accommodation.
The University bank details are:
National Westminster Bank Plc
Birmingham City Centre Office
1 St Philip’s Place
Sort Code: 60 02 35
Account Number: 10216731
Please ask your bank to quote the student’s name and what the payment is for (i.e. tuition fees pre-payment)
International Bank Code: GB40NWBK 600235 10216731
SWIFT CODE: NWBKGB2L