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English Language Centre

Paying for your Course

The UK's points-based immigration system requires overseas students to demonstrate that they have the appropriate finances in place in order to apply for a visa to enter the UK.  You are therefore encouraged to pay for your course before you arrive in Durham.  The Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) number will show the amount paid and will help you to demonstrate that you have the finances required in order for you to enter the UK to study.

You can pay online with your credit/debit card using our secure online payment system.  For security reasons, please do not send your card details/information by email.  You will need your Pre-sessional Student ID number which is given on your Pre-sessional offer letter together with the tuition fee.  You do not have to pay the full amount yet.  You will automatically be sent an invoice for your own records after you have arrived in Durham and registered for your course.

The University also accepts payment by cheque on a UK bank account, bankers draft or wire transfer as follows:

Payment by cheque on a UK bank account or bankers draft:

Your cheque should be made payable to 'Durham University' and you should write your full name and the student ID number on the back.  Payment should be sent to Financial Services, Hawthorn Wing, Mountjoy Centre, Durham, DH1 3UP

By wire transfer or internet banking into the University's bank account:

Durham University, Barclays Bank, 6/7 market Place, Durham City

Sort code:                20-27-41

Account Number:     60897507

Europe:                     IBAN GB46 BARC 2027 4160 8975 07

Worldwide:               Swift Code BARC GB22

Reference:               Please quote either the invoice number of your University Student ID