Policies & Payment
It is RVC policy to charge and collect on all fees owing for courses. Fees are approved by the RVC Council (its governing body) and variations to fees for individual students may only be approved by the RVC Principal or his nominee. The amount of tuition fees due, and the due date, will be shown to you as part of the online enrolment process.
The appropriate procedures for payment of fees, collection of fees, withdrawals and calculation of refunds are included within the full Student Fees Policy document.
Student Fees Policy and Regulations
Each year the College publishes an updated student fees policy. The following policy covers students enrolling or re-enrolling for the 2022/23 academic year.
The College has General Regulations and Awards that cover Tuition Fees and Debt as well as academic matters.
The Regulations are available here: General Regulations for Study and Award.
Tuition Fee Payment Methods
Student Loan Company
New students - If the full fee is being paid directly by the Student Loans Company please bring the SLC Payment Advice confirmation letter with you to enrolment.
Continuing students - you do not need to provide the SLC Payment Advice confirmation letter but we may ask to view this letter if we need to.
If your fee is being paid by an external or internal sponsor, you must provide a completed Sponsorship form or an official letter from your sponsor confirming the amount and duration of tuition fees they are paying. This Sponsorship form applies even if you are sponsored by the RVC, in which case it must be completed by your Head of Department.
New students - please bring official sponsor letter or sponsorship form with you to enrolment day.
Continuing students - unless your initial letter specifies sponsorship is for the whole duration of your course, you will need to supply a new proof of sponsorship letter/form for each subsequent academic year during re-enrolment.
Paying by Credit or Debit Card – Online
The Royal Veterinary College is pleased to provide you with an online payment solution called Global Pay for Students (GPfS) to pay your tuition fees by card or by bank transfer, allowing you to pay tuition fees in full or make individual instalment payments. Global Pay for Students is provided by Convera (formerly Western Union Business Solutions): further details about Convera are available here.
Global Pay for Students offers the following options in most locations around the world, and we would encourage you to familiarise yourself with the options and process before you start your payment journey.
- Bank Transfer in GBP (£)
You can make a payment from any bank with no GBP fees charged: your quote through Convera will be valid for 72 hours and you can track the progress of your payment to the Royal Veterinary College.
- Pay Online from your Bank Account
You can pay online from your own bank account and your payment will be paid directly to the Royal Veterinary College.
- Online Card Payments: Pay by Debit or Credit Card
The Royal Veterinary College accepts all major Debit and Credit Cards (excluding American Express.
- Pay your Tuition Fees in GBP but using your preferred Currency
Depending on where you are paying your fees from, you may be able to pay in another currency: the GBP amount you have specified will be paid to the Royal Veterinary College.
RVC Bank Details, Cash or Cheque
- The Royal Veterinary College will only accept payment using the methods listed above.
- For your own safety and security please do not bring cash into the UK to fund your college fees. The Royal Veterinary College will not accept cash payments either directly or at any of our Royal Bank of Scotland branches, with our bank having been instructed not to accept cash.
- We do not accept cheques or drafts as a payment method.
The College may apply an admin fee of £25 to your account if:
- Card payment is declined
- International or bank transfers are declined.
The College reserves the right to charge a penalty fee of £200 if you fail to pay the required fee by the due date.
Tuition Fee Payment Deadlines
The payment deadlines for the 2022/23 academic year are as follows:
|Autumn Term||1st Instalment||One Equal Third||Friday 7 October 2022|
|Spring Term||2nd Instalment||One Equal Third||Friday 3 February 2023|
|Summer Term||3rd Instalment*||One Equal Third||Friday 5 May 2023|
* Deposits paid by international students are to be deducted from the final instalment payment
**Please see exact instalments for UK/EU Undergraduate Degree programme students below.
Please note the deadline dates stated above DO NOT apply to students whose fees are initially paid on their behalf by the Student Loans Company.
Students paying £9,250.00 UK/EU tuition fee please pay instalments in the following amounts:
- 1st instalment: £3,100.00
- 2nd instalment: £3,100.00
- 3rd instalment: £3,050.00
For a print friendly version of Tuition Fee deadline dates you can download this document: Instalment Deadline Dates .