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Open a Bank Account
- Setting up your student account
If you do not already have a UK student bank account you should make it one of your priorities to get one as soon as possible after you arrive at UCL.
of the major UK banks offer student bank accounts with features designed for
student life. Ensure you compare what is available before choosing an account
that is right for you. Looking at bank websites will help you to do this. Many banks have branches on Tottenham Court Road, a
short walk from UCL (see map for details).
If you are a non-UK resident, opening a student account in the UK can be time consuming and difficult. More information can be found on the International Student Support website.
In order to open a bank account you will need:
- A valid passport
- Proof of address
- Proof of student status - this will either be your UCL student ID card, or your Statement of Student Status, produced at enrolment.
It is advisable to check with the bank before you try to open your account to ensure that you have the documents that they require. If you are an international student some banks may request an adapted version of the Statement of Student Status called an 'Opening a Bank Account letter' which is available on request by visiting the Student Centre. It is essential that your home and term-time addresses are valid so that the correct information will appear on the 'Opening a Bank Account' letter.
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