Can I open a bank account in the UK?
Scholars are required to open a bank account in the UK.
Fellows are generally unable to open a UK bank account because most high street banks do not open accounts for individuals residing in the UK for less than six months (please consult your chosen bank for more information). As such, a cash card is provided for your award allowances.
If you already have an active UK bank account and wish to use this instead of the cash card, you are required to advise your programme officer or the Fellowships team as soon as possible. A transfer fee may be applied and deducted from the funds transferred.