Apply for Student Account | NatWest - Current Accounts

You're applying for a NatWest Student Account

Thank you for choosing our Student Account.  Please read the information below before proceeding to apply.


Are you eligible?

Before you start your application, please make sure:

You're a permanent UK resident student. A permanent UK resident is someone who has been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years or more prior to commencing study

You're completing a full-time undergraduate higher education course of at least two years' duration, or a full-time postgraduate course at a university or college of higher education in the UK.

Confirming your identity

We need to verify your student status. If you applied to your course through UCAS we can do this for you completely online. To do this we need you to:

Upload your UCAS AS12 Confirmation Letter (you can access you letter at

Alternatively, you can give us your 16 digit UCAS Status Code. This has been emailed to you by UCAS. If you have lost the email, contact UCAS who will reissue within 24 hours. 

To fight fraud and money laundering, we are required by law to confirm your identity. We can usually do this online if you have the following to hand:

A current debit or credit card
A valid passport or UK driving licence

If you don’t have these, you can still apply online and provide your ID in-branch or by post.


Other things you need

To complete your application you’ll need to provide:

Student Account Important information

Please save and/or print a copy of the documents below.

Your current account terms

Our Lending Commitments



You may be given the opportunity to apply for a savings account as part of your application. If you are also applying for a savings account please read:

Savings Terms and Conditions 2016

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