Pay your fees

How and when to pay your tuition fees as a distance learner. Select the options applicable to you.


  • Self-funded students

    If you are a self-financing student you are expected to pay your tuition fees as follows:

    Students starting in October:

    • In full by the first day of term 1 (October).
    • In two equal instalments due on the first day of term 1 (October) and the first day of term 2 (January).

    Students with non-standard start dates:

    • Within 15 days of the invoice date.
    • In two equal instalments which can be viewed from the Payment Portal facility, as soon as an invoice has been issued.
  • Sponsored students
  • Paying your fees in advance

    Fees can be paid in advance of registration or the issue of an invoice. Any amounts paid in advance of an invoice will not be reflected on the invoice. These can be seen on either the Payment Portal or the fees statement in the Student Portal.

  • Payment by instalments

    If you are a self-financing student you can pay your tuition fees in two equal instalments - please log into Payment Portal to check individual due dates. Each instalment is the equivalent of half of the full annual fee.

  • Tuition fee invoices

    Student fee invoices are made available on the Student Portal after the start of term. Students will be sent an email when their invoice is ready to be viewed/printed. Sponsor invoices are issued on paper.

Payment methods

Payments can be made as follows:

Online by debit or credit card via the Payment Portal.

If you do not have an invoice you can pay in advance by selecting ‘Add Other Payments’ and the ‘Tuition Fee’ option.

Bank Transfer:

Bank Name: Barclays Bank

Account Name: Lancaster University

Account No: 40981516

Sort Code: 20-55-34

IBAN: GB 74 BARC 2055 3440 9815 16

BIC/Swift: BARC GB 22

Bank Address: Barclays Business Centre, Manchester City Office, PO Box 357, 51 Mosley Street, Manchester, M60 2AU

Please quote student/applicant ID and full name as your Reference

International Bank Transfer/Payment via Western Union

Lancaster University has partnered with Western Union to allow students, their families or their sponsors the opportunity to securely pay tuition and/or accommodation fees in their local currency.

To obtain a quote and payment instructions please go to the University’s Payment Portal and select International & Other Payment Methods: