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Tuition fees: making a direct payment

You must make all direct tuition fee payments through UAL Portal using our payment processing partner called Flywire. There are different steps depending on when you make a payment - so please check through this guidance.

By using Flywire you can:

  • pay by credit or debit card, bank transfer or e-wallet.
  • pay from any country or bank in your currency or pound sterling.
  • avoid bank fees and extra charges - plus get the best exchange rate on bank transfers.
  • get 24/7 multilingual support from Flywire’s expert team.

We cannot accept cash payments, banker’s drafts or cheques in a foreign currency (including traveller's cheques).

Please do not use virtual cards pre-loaded with money to pay your tuition fees. Using them involves disclosing sensitive details to a third party that doesn’t work directly with UAL. Flywire will also add a 3% surcharge if you choose to use these cards.

Please read our Student Fees Policy and online payment terms before making your payment.

Making secure payments

Using Flywire allows you to confidently make safe and secure payments through their platform while safeguarding your payment details.

Besides paying your tuition fees through Flywire, here are a few things you can do to help us keep you protected:

  • Never share your payment details with a third party.
  • Avoid using public Wi-Fi when making payments.
  • Beware of phishing text messages and emails.
  • Look out for suspicious communications asking you to make payments.
  • Always verify any payment request via your UAL Portal.

How to pay

During online registration for enrolment

In the online registration step of your enrolment we’ll ask you to pay your tuition fee.

Just login to your UAL Portal and then:

  • go to 'my Online registration' section and then 'Fee details'
  • click the 'Make a payment' button to pay using Flywire.

Before enrolment - deposits

If you're an international student we'll ask you to pay a deposit towards your tuition fees when you accept your place.

Just login to your UAL Portal and then:

  • go to 'my Application(s)'
  • click the 'Pay your deposit' button.

Note: we strongly recommend waiting until you're eligible to enrol before paying your full tuition fee (excluding any deposit you have paid). You should make your full payment during the online registration step of enrolment.


If you are a postgraduate student on a course more than 30 weeks long, you can pay your tuition fees by instalments. Read about how to pay in instalments.

Finished your studies?

If you have tuition fee payments to make after you’ve finished your studies, and you left us more than 3 months ago, go to the Flywire Open Payment Gateway to begin the payment process.

Watch this short video to see how to make a payment.

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