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 2020/21 policy covers students enrolling or re-enrolling for the 2020/21 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

For a print friendly version of payment methods you can download this document: Ways to pay your tuition fee (PDF).

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 College accepts all major Credit and Debit Cards (excluding American Express).

You may pay using the College’s Online Tuition Fee Payments portal. 

Payment by Direct Bank Transfer 

Fees can be transferred directly into the College's bank account via telephone or internet banking. Please ensure all payments are accompanied by the full reference which should be in the following format: Student ID, Surname & First Name (if space allows).

Account Name
Royal Veterinary College
Bank Name
Royal Bank of Scotland
Account Number
Sort Code
16 00 15
Bank Address
62-63 Threadneedle Street


The College may apply an admin fee of £25 to your account if:

  1. Card payment is declined
  2. 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 2020/21 academic year are as follows:

TermInstalmentAmount Due**Deadline
Autumn Term 1st  Instalment One Equal Third Friday 9 October 2020
Spring Term 2nd Instalment One Equal Third Friday 8 January 2021
Summer Term 3rd  Instalment* One Equal Third Friday 9 April 2021 

* 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 (PDF).

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