Apply for Student Account | NatWest - Current Accounts


Student bank account


You must be aged 17 or over, a UK resident and either:


Completing a full-time undergraduate course that lasts at least 2 years, or

Completing a full-time postgraduate course, or

Training as a nurse, at a UK university or college of higher education.

Before you start here are some tips to help you with your application...


Information to have ready for your application

  • Your 16 digit UCAS Status Code, this will have been emailed to you by UCAS and will prove your student status.
  • Your full address for the past 3 years. Remember to enter your postcode without a space.
  • Your term time address. If you do not know this, please enter your home address.
  • Your University course, start and end date.

How to submit ID documents online rather than in branch

By law we need to check your details to confirm your identity.


If you wish to provide your ID online and open your account straight away you will need to:


  • Provide us with your mobile number.
  • Upload a valid passport, or an EU ID card using our DigiDocs service.
  • Have a current debit or credit card to hand.

If you would prefer not to provide your mobile number, that's ok, but you might need to visit a branch to supply your ID instead.

Are you switching banks?

Make sure you have your sort code and account number of the bank you would like to switch from on hand.

How to follow up your application

Remember to take note of the reference number that you will receive at the end of your application form. 


To get in touch with us or view frequently asked questions please visit our support centre.

Step 2 - Do you already have a NatWest account?


As an existing NatWest customer it's easy to change your existing account to our Student bank account.

Just complete this form and we will do the rest.

Change my account

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