You’ll need a UK bank account so that the university can pay you.
Opening a bank account in the UK is relatively straightforward although it may take up to two weeks to open the account and receive a debit card to withdraw cash.
You will need the following documents to open an account:
If you require a reference, please contact the King's HR directorate by emailing:
Most banks offer a range of accounting options, eg current account, savings account and student account plus online banking options.
Current accounts are usually free, as is using ATM (cash) machines, but beware of hidden fees such as overdraft fees or for some cash machines.
Alternatively, many UK banks have international account options for non-residents, meaning you don't have to wait until you're in the UK to open the account.
These may require initial lump sum deposits, minimum monthly transactions and administration fees.
Some UK banks offer Sharia compliant bank accounts. See the Money Helper website.
The Bank of China has branches in London – see the Bank of China website.