Student Additions Account (international)

Manage your money while you’re studying in the UK

Send money to over 30 countries using just a mobile number, pay with a contactless debit card or Apple Pay, get exclusive offers and more.

  • Send payments using just a mobile number to over 30 countries with Pingit1
  • Pay with a personalised, contactless debit card or Apple Pay2 and Contactless Mobile3
  • You can get cashback from over 200 retailers, including Boots and Amazon

What you get

Banking on your mobile

Our free Barclays Mobile Banking 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.

Get cashback

Shop and get cashback from over 200 retailers, including Oasis, Boots and hungryhouse through our cashback site. You can also get cashback when you book travel with Expedia.

Go paperless

Access, download and print your statements and letters from your Barclays Mobile Banking 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

Here’s what you need to bring:

  1. Proof of identity
  2. Proof of address
  3. Proof you’re a student

What documents are suitable?

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

Apply now

Apply online

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

Already bank with us?

Visit your local branch to open another account.

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 customers 4
Current accounts – our bank charges explained 4

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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