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Student Additions Account (international)

An account that walks the walk when you’re studying away from home

Pay quickly and securely with a personalised contactless debit card or Apple Pay – perfect for busy student life. Plus you can enjoy cashback from online and high-street stores.

What you get

Banking on your smartphone

The Barclays app lets you do even more of your everyday banking on the go. Make payments, see your account balances and transactions, move money between your accounts, report your card lost or stolen and more.

Send money easily with Pingit

Send money to friends and family in over 30 countries using just their mobile phone number with the Pingit app 1. It’s free, fast and secure.

Pay on the go

You can use your mobile to make payments – Apple Pay2 is unlimited (check with the retailer) or you can spend up to £100 with Contactless Mobile3.

Do your day-to-day banking online

You’ll have quick, convenient and secure access to your accounts with Online Banking. See your balance, pay your bills, send money abroad or change your address.

Enjoy cashback

Get cashback from participating online and high street stores when you shop through us.

Go paperless

Access, download and print your statements and letters from the Barclays app and in Online Banking.

Customise your features

Add Packs to get extra services such as travel insurance, phone insurance and gadget cover. Plus, you’ll get a discount if you add more than one Pack.


To be eligible you’ll need to

  • Be studying for an undergraduate qualification for at least 2 academic years full-time or post-graduate for 1 year or more
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live in the UK
  • Plan to use the account as your main bank account

What you need to apply

Once you’ve completed the online application, you’ll need to visit a branch with proof of your student status, address and identity. Please bear in mind that because of coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve had to temporarily close or change the opening hours of some of our branches – so it might take longer than usual to make an appointment, or you might not want to visit us.

You’ll need to bring

1. Proof of identity
A current passport or national identity photocard4
2. Proof of address
If you’re living off campus, you’ll need a private tenancy agreement or a Council Tax exemption certificate. If you’re living on campus, you’ll need a university headed document which confirms the university has given you accommodation
3. Proof of your student status
A letter from your university or a UCAS letter

What documents are suitable?

Apply now

Apply online

Start your application for a Student Additions Account (international) online.

Already bank with us?

Once you’ve completed the online application, you’ll need to visit a branch with proof of your student status, address and identity.

Because of the coronavirus situation, you might not want to visit us at the moment. If you do, it might take longer than usual to make an appointment at your local branch.

Get in touch

If you’ve got a question about our Student Additions Account (international), there are many ways to get in touch.

Web chat

Please don’t share any account information during your chat.

Tweet us

Tweet us a question @BarclaysUKHelp and we’ll respond within 2 hours.

Account information and fees

You’ll find full details about banking with us and the terms and conditions of our Student Additions Account (international) in the following PDFs.

Terms and conditions for personal customers5

Current accounts – our bank charges explained5

Fee Information Document - 'Student Additions'

14-day trial period

If you’re not happy with your account, you have a 14-day period in which to cancel your account or switch to another account. This begins on the account opening date or the date your receive your terms and conditions and other account information, whichever is later.

Your feedback

We want to hear from you if you’re unhappy with our service. You can complain in person, in a branch, in writing, by email or over the phone. You can get a leaflet detailing how we deal with complaints in any of our branches, on this site or from the Barclays Information Line on 0800 400 1004. The line is open between 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. Alternatively, write to Barclays, Leicester LE87 2BB.

If we don’t resolve your complaint internally to your satisfaction, you may be able to refer it to The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR (telephone: 08000 234 567). The Financial Ombudsman Service is an organisation set up by law to give consumers a free and independent service for resolving disputes with financial firms. Details of those who are eligible complainants can be obtained from the Financial Ombudsman Service.

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