Pay your UBC fees from a foreign bank account, using your own currency.
International Funds Transfers, processed through Western Union Business Solutions are secure and efficient and offer the following benefits:
- Competitive exchange rates
- No transaction fees from Western Union
- Locked-in exchange rate for 72 hours, removing much of the uncertainty around the total payment amount
- No Canadian bank account required
Making a payment
You can use International Funds Transfer to pay your tuition and student, residence and meal plan fees using your own currency from a foreign bank account.
Step 1: Initiate your payment quote online
- Log in to the Student Service Centre (SSC)
- Navigate to Finances > Pay Fees
- Select the fees you would like to pay
- Select International Funds Transfer to access the GlobalPay student platform
- Confirm items to pay
Step 2: Complete the online form
- A pre-populated form will open in a new window
- Select the country which you will be sending your payment
- Select the fee item(s) you wish to pay
- Select your payment currency
- Fill out the payment details and bank details
- You will receive a payment reference number that will lock in your quoted exchange rate for 72 hours
Step 3: Bank transfer
- Print the payment instructions and contact your bank or financial institution (online, phone or in person)
- Initiate payment
- Your local bank will transfer funds to Western Union, who will send the funds to UBC
Important: You must repeat step 1 to generate a new payment quote for each payment - do not use the payment reference number from a previous transaction for new payments
Step 4: Payment finalized
- Your student account will be updated after a minimum of 3 business days
- If your account is not updated after a week, contact Western Union at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at 1.877.218.8829
For complete details and instructions, please refer to the Western Union fact sheet.
*If your local currency is not available, please select an alternative currency or CAD option. You will receive all of the benefits listed above including no banking charges from UBC or Western Union Business Solutions, quicker posting of payment to student account, and fully referenced payments.