Overseas students

Please make sure you arrange to have sufficient funds to pay your tuition and accommodation charges and for other living expenses before travelling, for details of how to pay please visit our how to pay page.

A European Union law has been passed capping the amount of money you can bring into the EU. You will be required to declare to customs if you are carrying more than €10,000. This could include cheques, travellers' cheques, money orders, etc. Forms on which to make the declaration are available at ports or airports. The HMRC website has a form available to download.

 

Protect yourself from Money Laundering

Recently, university students have been increasingly targeted by criminals to facilitate their illegal money laundering operations. As anti-money laundering systems improve and law enforcement agencies become stricter, criminals are finding creative ways to make dirty money appear legal. 

How you can stay protected

To prevent yourself from becoming a ‘money mule’ please follow these basic guidelines:

• Be careful of emails or messages from anyone offering you cash or payments in return for accepting payments into your bank account

• Do not share your bank details with anyone that you don’t know and trust – particularly if it’s a stranger who has contacted you by email or social media

• Be vigilant - look out for any unusual activity in your bank account (for example, if you see that money has been deposited into your account and then removed)

• Be aware that the consequences of becoming a ‘money mule’ can be serious

If you think that your bank account may have been misused, or that you have become involved in a scam or money laundering activity, talk directly with your bank about this. Alternatively you could report the issue to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting the Action Fraud website. 

Further advice can be obtained from the DON'T BE FOOLED campaign website

 

EU Fees Update

The same funding package, as for 2018/19 and before, will be available for EU students commencing study in 2019/20.

This means you will "continue to be eligible for 'home fee status', which means you will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students". For further information, please see England's published 2019/20 statement.