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Global Pay For Students

Western Union Business Solutions GlobalPay for Students

 

 Students who wish to make payment of their residence and / or tuition fees by international bank transfer, are often vulnerable to fluctuating exchange rates and bank charges from both the sending and receiving bank.

International students can now pay their fees using our payment platform, powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions called Global Pay for Students. This allows you or your parents, to pay your fees in the currency of your choice, giving you a simple, quick and secure way to initiate the payment. 

 

Benefits of Using Global Pay for Students

1.  Intuitive, mobile friendly interface for a seamless payment experience

2.  Payment in local currency providing transparency around cost of the course.

3.  Pay international fees by bank transfer or online e-wallet. If you arrange a bank transfer, the student is provided with an exchange rate valid for 72 hours to provide to the bank to make the payment.

4.  Convenient payment methods including AliPay, TenPay, UnionPay, Trustly, Sofort, etc

5.  Track your payment step by step

6.  Peace of mind that your full payment is received by Kings College London

7.  Multi language platform: French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indonesian, English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic and Hindi

8.  Customer support service to help you in every step


Please note that upon obtaining a quote from Western Union Business Solutions, you are under no obligation to proceed with the payment.

Has your bank offered a better exchange rate?

If you find a total price offered by your bank to send a payment to King’s College London that is cheaper than the price offered by the GlobalPay for Students portal, Western Union Business Solutions will honour your bank’s total price.  (Subject to terms & Conditions). 

GlobalPay for Students Price Promise

If you want to pay by bank transfer

Access the Western Union Business Solutions Wire Transfer service here

  • Choose your home country and enter the amount(s) of tuition and/or residence fees in the relevant fields in £ sterling. Click Continue.
  • The service is also available to make payment of a Post Graduate or Undergraduate Tuition Fee Deposit.
  • Choose the payment method. This will automatically convert your fee amount to your home currency (if your home currency is unavailable it will default to the next best option e.g. USD). You also have the option to amend the currency you wish to transfer your payment in. Click Continue.
  • Enter your student ID and payer information. Boxes marked with a * are required. Click Next.
  • Accept the conditions of use.
  • You will be quoted an amount to pay instantly. This amount will be guaranteed for 72 hours.
  • Next, you will be emailed simple instructions in PDF format detailing which bank your fees need to be transferred to in your home country. You can either make this payment using online banking, telephone banking or in person at your bank in the same way that you would make a standard bank transfer. The PDF instructions provided can also be emailed directly to a family member if they are making the payment on your behalf.
  • The transfer must be sent in the currency stated on your quote.
  • These instructions will contain an important reference that you must ensure your bank quotes when making the payment. This reference allows King’s College London to identify and allocate your fees quickly.
If you want to pay by other online options

Depending on the country you are paying from, you will have the choice to pay via online payments such as Alipay, Tenpay, WeChat Pay, PoLi, Ideal etc. 

Access the Western Union Business Solutions Wire Transfer service here

  • Choose your home country and enter the amount(s) of tuition and/or residence fees in the relevant fields in £ sterling. Click Continue.
  • The service is also available to make payment of a Post Graduate or Undergraduate Tuition Fee Deposit.
  • Choose the payment method. This will automatically convert your fee amount to your home currency (if your home currency is unavailable it will default to the next best option e.g. USD). You also have the option to amend the currency you wish to transfer your payment in. Click Continue.
  • Enter your student ID and payer information. Boxes marked with a * are required. Click Next.
  • Accept the conditions of use.
  • Once you have accepted the conditions of use, you will be redirected to the specific payment option.
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 Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to provide my University’s Bank Details?

No.

If you select to pay via card, eWallet (such as Alipay, WeChat Pay, Klarna etc.) or through your online banking then you won’t need to provide any bank details. If you select to pay by bank transfer then you only need the local bank details that will be provided to you on the PDF quote through the Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) service. Western Union Business Solutions hold our bank details and all payments will be allocated accordingly using individual student ID numbers

Can I make a transfer via my own bank?

To get the benefits of this service it is important that you send your fee amount to the Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) bank account details that are provided to you, in the currency stiplulated on the payment Instructions. You can use your own bank to make this transfer to the WUBS account. Make sure that your bank quote the reference number you have been given in the PDF. This ensures your tuition fee is easily identifiable by King’s College London and that the application of the payment to your student account does not incur any delay.

I cannot find my local currency on the list, what should I do?

Unfortunately, there are particular currencies which neither King's College London nor Western Union Business Solutions are permitted to trade in on the international markets. If you cannot locate your currency on the drop down list, we would advise you to contact Credit Control (credit.control@kcl.ac.uk) for further advice on how best to process your payment.

I already bought British Pounds

When you visit the Western Union page, select the “United Kingdom” option as the country from which you are making the payment “from”, and then selecting the first option on the list; “bank transfer”, you will be able to obtain a quote containing the full IBAN details necessary for you to pay your fees.

It is important to note that in doing this, you will need to cover any bank transfer fees that may be charged as a result of the transfer. These same charges would still be incurred should you have made a transfer directly to King’s College bank account. 

  

Contact details

If you have any questions regarding the service, we have arranged for Western Union to provide a dedicated Customer Service team that can aid you with any additional information on the service and its benefits and/or walk you through the process. For any of the above or any other related queries please contact:

Phone:  +44 (0) 1733 871871

Email:  GPStudents@westernunion.com

Please be aware of the opening hours if making contact by phone:

Monday - Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm UK Time.

To continue and make payment please visit Western Union pages.

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