There are several ways in which international students can pay
for course deposits, tuition fees, audition fees and pre-sessional
language course fees.
Payment by international wire transfer (payments in your own
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has partnered with
Western Union to allow students the opportunity to securely send
international wire transfers for payment of tuition fees in their
The process is simple in that once the application form has been
completed, Western Union will provide you with an instant quote for
the cost of your fees in your local currency and this quotation is
guaranteed for 72 hours. Once you agree to the offer, you will then
be required to instruct your own bank (this can be done
electronically) to transfer funds in your local currency to Western
Union. Western Union will then forward a sterling payment on to the
As the transfer is initiated in your local currency there are no
expensive international bank charges.
In order to take advantage of this excellent opportunity, you
will be required to complete this
Online Application Form which requires you to provide your
student ID number (if you do not know this please contact Admissions), date of birth,
Western Union will send you a confirmation email once the
payment is settled.
Payment by credit / UK debit card
We accept all major credit / debit cards except for American
Express, JCB and Diners cards.
For high value transactions, particularly those drawn on
overseas cards, it is strongly recommended that you contact your
bank or credit card issuer to advise them you are intending to
process a high value transaction for the payment of fees. This will
avoid delays in your transaction being processed.
Payments can be made between the hours of 10am and 4pm (UK Time)
by calling +44 (29) 2039 1338
Payment by cheque (including foreign currency, banker’s draft
and traveller’s cheque)
Please ensure that you include both your student ID
number and student name on the back of
each cheque so that we can credit the payment to the correct
All cheques should be made payable to the ‘RWCMD Ltd’ and sent
RWCMD, Finance Office, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park Cardiff,
Please note that if you do have to pay with a US dollar or a
Euro cheque then we will use the actual sterling amount received
once the cheque has cleared our bank account.
Payment by cash
It is unnecessary to withdraw large sums of cash from any bank
to pay for your fees and it is highly recommended that you transfer
the money by other means to avoid the risk of personal loss. If it
is essential to pay by cash then this must be paid in person at the
Finance Office. On no account should cash be sent through the