Studying in the UK

International student bank account

About our international account for students

An account especially for international students in the UK

£10 monthly account fee, it will automatically come out of your account every month

Choose 1 of 3 rewards: a tastecard, an Amazon Prime Student membership or National Express Coachcard

Manage your money on the go with our easy to use mobile app

Tap and pay with your phone using Apple Pay and Google Pay™

Choose 1 of 3 offers

1 - tastecard

Dine out and get 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals. Plus save on entertainment, including the cinema. Valid for 4 years. Smartphone required.

2 -Amazon Prime Student

Stream movies, box sets and music, plus get unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items with a 1 year Prime Student membership and £10 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card. For this benefit you need to be 18+, see www.amazon.co.uk/gc-legal. Prime Student is a service provided by Amazon.co.uk. Amazon.co.uk is not a sponsor of this promotion.

3 - National Express Coachcard

Travel for less with 1/3 off fares, ideal for visiting friends and family. Plus 15% off travel to events and festivals. Valid for 4 years.

Frequently asked questions

How to apply online

Complete your application online

Fill in the online application. To be eligible for the offer, during the application you'll need to register for Online Banking and agree to having paperless statements

Provide your proof of ID

If you're from within the EU you'll need an EU passport, EU ID card or EU Drivers Licence. If you're from outside of the EU you'll need a passport and student VISA, and a Biometric Resident Permit.

Provide proof of your student status

The simplest way to prove your student status is with one of the following: Student visa, Student Biometric Residency Permit, UCAS status number or University confirmation letter.

Pick your offer and start using your account

Make sure that during your application you provide a valid email address and UK mobile number so we can complete your application and contact you about your choice of offer.

Get ready to apply

Before you apply, we need to check you're happy with a few things. And ask you a few questions up front. Then we can make your application as quick and simple as it can be.

International Student account eligibility

To apply you must:

Have lived in the UK for less than 3 years 

Be completing a full time undergraduate course that lasts at least 2 years or completing a full time postgraduate course; or

Be training as a nurse at a UK university or college of higher education. 

Now please take a look at the important legal stuff

How your information might be used

It's important for you to understand how we use and share your information. Please read this short summary before you continue with your application.

You’re all set

You’ll need a few bits of info for your application:

  • If you're from the EU you'll need a EU passport, EU ID card or EU Drivers Licence and proof of your Student Status
  • If you're from outside of the EU you'll need a passport and student VISA, and a Biometric Resident Permit and proof of your Student Status