As a student studying in the UK, you may be eligible to open a UK bank account. You have absolute choice over which bank you choose. However, some banks will only accept students who are planning to go to university and studying a pre-university course at WE Bridge Academy. Being able to open a bank account may depend on:

  • Your age
  • The type of course you are studying
  • The length of your course

You must ensure you have:

  • A permanent address in your home country and can provide a 3-year address history
  • A confirmed UK address to live at for the duration of your studies
  • Your student ID card and a letter from WE Bridge Academy
  • Proof of UK address
  • Your passport, visa and travel documents
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There are a large number of UK banks to choose from.

// Challenger Banks

Competitors to the well known banks, known as ‘challenger banks’ are on the increase. Challenger banks are often App-based and offer the facility to open an account instantly from your mobile device.

If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to open a UK bank account, you may like to consider one of these:




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