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Once you have submitted your enrolment form you will need to pay for your modules to complete your enrolment. You can pay for your modules using one of the methods below:

Payments must be made in GBP (£).

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that sufficient funds are available. No student will be allowed to enter a module until the fees for that module have been paid.

Bank transfer/telegraphic transfer

When your module has been approved you will receive an automatic email with a link to payment information.

When you make a payment to the SOAS Bank Account, you will need to make sure that you include your six-digit student reference number in the payment reference field to ensure that the funds are credited to your account and that you will be enrolled. Failure to include your student reference number will mean that you will not be enrolled on any module and that your payment will remain in an unallocated account.

Please ensure you transfer sufficient funds to cover bank charges/changes in currency.

Please make your transfer to:

Sort code: 56–00–23
Account no: 25142356
IBAN code: GB49NWBK56002325142356

School of Oriental and African Studies
National Westminster Bank
94 Moorgate Branch
United Kingdom

Please send a copy of the bank advice notice to onlinestudentrecords@soas.ac.uk with full details of the bank transfer, i.e. date transferred, amount, source of bank transaction. Providing this information is important as without it we may not be able to trace your payment; this could result in a delay in you receiving access to your module.

Please use the name of the student as a reference together with the SRN or student number.

Credit/debit card

When your module has been approved you will receive an automatic email with a link to payment information.

This is a credit card payment made via the SOAS Online Store. You will need to create a new account on the Store if this is the first time you have used the site. In the Store, you must select the programme (not the module) that you have been enrolled on and check that the fee is £1,260 (for 22.5-credit programmes, registered for before 1 July 2018) or £1,820 (for 30-credit programmes, registered for after 1 July 2018) unless you are entitled to any of the discounted module rates (please check SOAS Online Store for details).

You can pay for your module using a credit or debit card through the SOAS online store. Please select your programme and the number of modules you have selected on the enrolment form.

If you are have difficulties using the store, contact onlinestudentrecords@soas.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 7898 4050. Please note we will be automatically notified of your payment. We cannot complete your enrolment until this payment has been received.


Please select this method of payment if you have funds on your student record that can be allocated against future modules. Please note that this is the only way to notify us that you do not need to pay for your next module. If you select this method you will not receive an e-mail requesting payment, and once we have confirmed that there are enough funds on your student account we will complete your enrolment and send you confirmation.


When your module has been approved you will receive an automatic email with a link to payment information.

Please select this method of payment if you are being sponsored for your studies by your employer or another third party, meaning that you will require an official SOAS invoice to be sent out to enable payment. Please note that we will require a letter from your sponsor before we are able to request an invoice from the Finance Department. As long as we receive your letter by the payment deadline, we will enrol you for your chosen module. We do not expect the sponsor to have paid the fees by the deadline.

Sponsored students

We are able to invoice sponsors for fees. Students must provide an authorised letter of sponsorship. Where fees are to be paid direct to SOAS by an employer, the student must immediately inform SOAS if they withdraw from the programme or module. In cases where a sponsor pays less than the full fee, the student remains liable, and will pay the remaining proportion of the fee. In the event of non-payment by the employer or other sponsor, the student remains personally liable for the payment of fees in full by the due dates. If your employer or other organisation (sponsor) has agreed to pay all or part of your fees on your behalf, your sponsor will need to provide us with an official signed letter, or a purchase order, on headed notepaper confirming the sponsorship. An invoice will be sent directly to your employer/sponsor. The sponsor's letter must confirm that the tuition fees will be paid and contain the following information:

  • Student name
  • Student number
  • Programme of study
  • Name of sponsor (Organisation)
  • Address and relevant contact details (telephone number and email) of the sponsor (preferably any of the following – Executive Director of the Organisation, Director of Human Resources or Director of Finance)
  • Percentage or specified amount of the fees that the sponsor will pay.
Part-sponsored students

If your sponsor has agreed to pay less than the full fee, or a specified percentage of the fee, please ensure this is clearly specified on the confirmation letter or purchase order. Students will be liable for the balance of the fees due. An enrolment is not complete until all fees are paid.

Non-Payment by Sponsor

In the event of non-payment by a sponsor by the due date of the invoice, the student will become personally liable for the payment of fees in full and the balance will be due immediately.

A receipt will be sent to you on completion of your enrolment.

For more information; please visit our sponsorship page.

If you require any assistance with your payments or have any further questions please contact us on +44 (0)20 7898 4050 or at onlinestudentrecords@soas.ac.uk.