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Payment methods and refunds

Deposits and tuition fees may be paid in a number of ways

Western Union - payment by international bank transfer

We have partnered with Western Union so you can pay your tuition fees by bank transfer in the currency of your choice. You, your parents or your sponsors can pay fees using Western Union's payment portal. We recommend this as the easiest way to pay your fees.

Advantages of paying through Western Union

• You'll be able to track your payment online step-by-step.
• Your sponsors or parents can also pay your fees on your behalf.
• You will pay no transaction charges from Sheffield Hallam or Western Union.

How it works

  • Select the country you are paying from, how much you need to pay and your preferred method of payment
  • Enter your payment details
  • Make a payment online, through your bank or in person

To make your payment please click here

Debit or credit card payments

You can also pay by debit or credit card. You may be charged for currency conversion or have to pay interest if you do not clear your balance straight away. To pay by debit or credit card visit the website, phone +44 (0)114 225 5668 or complete the form provided with your offer letter.

Bank transfer

If you pay by bank transfer it is important to ask the bank to quote your university student reference number, family name and date of birth on the transfer document. You can find your student reference number on your offer letter.

Your bank may charge you for making the transfer and for currency conversion. You should notify us of your intention to pay by bank transfer in your acceptance letter.

Use the following University bank details

Sort code 40-41-07
Bank HSBC Bank plc
Bank address Carmel House, 49 -63 Fargate, Sheffield
Account name Sheffield Hallam University General Account
Account number 91274163

Bank drafts

You may return a banker's draft with your acceptance letter or give it to an agent who is contracted to hold deposits on our behalf or send it, quoting your student number to

The Finance Recovery Service
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street
S1 1WB
United Kingdom

Your bank may charge a fee for issuing a bank draft. Bank drafts may only be valid for a limited period of time, so check that the draft will still be valid at the start of your course.

If your bank has UK representation the draft should clear in two weeks. If your bank does not have UK representation it can take up to six months to clear the funds. Please be aware different types of bank draft may take longer to reach our bank account.


If your application for a student visa is refused, you are entitled to the refund of your deposit and/or any course fees. The finance office at Sheffield Hallam University will initiate a request for a refund within seven working days of receiving evidence of visa refusal. The speed of the refund will depend on the payment method used.

Students are entitled to a refund of any overpayment of tuition fees in line with the University's terms and conditions. Where possible, refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment and will be in pounds sterling.

Refund method

Credit or debit card

Refunds are made to the same credit or debit card from which the payment was received and should be credited to the account within five working days of the transaction being processed.

Bank transfer

Refunds will be made to the same bank account from which the payment was received. We will require full details and evidence of the payment from the bank account to make a refund payment.

Banker’s draft/Cheque

If your bank has UK representation then the draft should clear in two weeks. If your bank does not have UK representation then it can take up to six months to clear the funds.

If your bank draft is held by an agent, the agent and applicant will receive notification that it can be released. The applicant should visit the agent's office in person to collect the draft.

Refunds of tuition fees paid on a student's behalf by a third party will be made to that third party We will require full details and evidence of the payment from the bank account to make a refund payment.

Refunds by cheque are only given in exceptional circumstances and can only be sent after the funds have cleared. This can take between two weeks and six months, as above. Cheques sent to an agent at a commercial address may take up to ten days to arrive. Cheques sent to an applicant's personal address may take up to eight weeks depending on the postal system.

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