Yes, you will need to set up a UK bank account following your arrival. Your stipend will initially be paid to your cash card then to your bank account.

What will be included on my cash card?

Your cash card will include:

  • An arrival allowance (which is intended to cover any expenditure incurred prior to the commencement of your course and immediately following your arrival in the UK)
  • Your living allowance to cover the period from your course start date until the end of September (paid pro-rata depending on your course start date)
  • An event travel top-up allowance (the amount will depend on where you are residing in the UK)

Please check your final award letter to see whether you are entitled to these payments and allowances.