International pre-payment policy
Please note that there is a partial pre-payment of tuition fees policy for International Students (Non-EU) who apply for a course at University College Birmingham.
A partial pre-payment of tuition fees of £4,500 must be received by the Finance Department before a CAS, required for your visa application, can be issued to you.
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:
Finance Department: +44 121 243 0017
International Student Centre: +44 121 232 4458 / Fax: +44 121 200 1376 / email: international.ucb.ac.uk
Having received the correct pre-payment, a CAS will be sent to you, confirming your programme of study.
1. Visa Refusal
If a student provides sufficient reason for declining the offer (e.g. visa being rejected by the Home Office, 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 except in cases where fraudulent documents have been used. In these cases, UCB reserves the right to retain the full £4,500.
2. Cancellation & Delays of Application
If cancellation of the application is made more than four weeks prior to the commencement of the course, the student should inform the International Student Centre 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 the University reserves the right to retain the full £4,500 for loss of income.
In the event of a student deferring or not enrolling on their course for more than four semesters they will forfeit the right to receive a refund of any deposit paid.
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, the University reserves the right to retain the amount the applicant has paid in cases where fraudulent documents have been used to obtain sponsorship.
Identifying Fraudulent Documents at Enrolment or whilst on Programme
The University regards deception as a deliberate attempt to undermine our academic integrity and to put our sponsor licence in jeopardy. Along with the immediate withdrawal of sponsorship, the University reserves the right to retain the full £4,500 pre-payment made in cases where fraudulent documents have been used to obtain sponsorship. Furthermore, the University will contact the relevant authorities.
The most convenient and effective way to make the payment is to pay online using the UCB Online Payments website. Please specify whether the pre-payment is for tuition fees or accommodation.
Alternatively, all cheques and bank drafts should be made payable to UCB . If a student wishes to pay the pre-payment via an international bank transfer direct to the University bank account 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
International Bank Code: GB40NWBK 600235 10216731
SWIFT Code: NWBKGB2L
Please ask your bank to quote the student's name and what the payment is for (i.e. tuition fees pre-payment).