This policy covers all tuition fees for The Royal Veterinary College, including both modular and non-modular courses. It is effective from August 2018 and covers home and overseas students, undergraduate and postgraduate courses and research degrees.  

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. 

RVC Regulations regarding Fees & Debt

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 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.

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. 

Paying by Credit or Debit Card 

The College accepts all major Credit and Debit Cards (excluding American Express). If you wish to use this method of payment please complete the Credit/Debit Card Tuition Fee Payment Form (PDF).

New students - please bring this form with you to enrolment.

Continuing students - please submit this form to the Finance Department during re-enrolment or before the tuition fee deadline.

Before submitting the form to the College please ensure there are sufficient funds or the daily limit is adjusted.

Please notify the Finance Department if your card expires or is re-issued for any reason so that we can ensure with you that the correct card is charged for your second and third instalment. After the third instalment is taken your card details will be destroyed.

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
PO Box 66892

Payment by Cheque

Please make cheques payable to the Royal Veterinary College and write the full reference in the following format: Student ID, First Name and Surname on the reverse of the cheque.


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

  1. Card payment is declined
  2. Cheque payment is recalled or unpaid.

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

For a print friendly version of Tuition Fee deadline dates you can download this document: Instalment Deadline Dates (PDF)

Please note the below deadline dates DO NOT apply to students who are paying by Student Loan Company.

TermInstalmentAmount DueDeadline
Autumn Term 1st  Instalment One Equal Third 05 October 2018
Spring Term 2nd Instalment One Equal Third 11 January 2019
Summer Term 3rd  Instalment One Equal Third* 12 April 2019

* Deposits paid by international students are to be deducted from the final instalment payment

NB New 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

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