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Studying in the UK

International student
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About our International Student account

An account especially for international students that have lived in the UK less than 3 years

Choose 1 of 3 great offers; a tastecard, Amazon Prime Student membership or National Express Coachcard

Tap and pay with your phone using Apple Pay and Google Pay™

£10 monthly account fee

Choose 1 of 3 offers

1 - tastecard

Dine out and get 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals. Plus save on entertainment, including the cinema. Valid for 4 years. Smartphone required.

2 - Amazon Prime Student

Stream movies, box sets and music, plus get unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items with a 1 year Prime Student membership and £10 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card. For this reward you need to be +18, see www.amazon.co.uk/gc-legal. Prime Student is a service provided by Amazon.co.uk. Amazon.co.uk is not a sponsor of this promotion.

3 - National Express Coachcard

Travel for less with 1/3 off National Express and Scottish CityLink coach fares, ideal for visiting friends and family. Plus 15% off travel to events and festivals. Valid for 4 years.

Frequently asked questions

How to apply online

RBS - Step 1

Start your application online

Fill in the online application. To be eligible for the student offer, you'll need to register for Digital Banking and agree to having paperless statements.
RBS - Step 2

Provide your ID documents

If you're from within the EU you'll need an EU passport, EU ID card or EU Drivers Licence. If you're from outside of the EU you'll need a passport and student VISA, and a Biometric Resident Permit.
RBS - Step 3

Show us you're a student

The simplest way to prove your student status is with one of the following: Student visa, Student Biometric Residency Permit, UCAS status number or University confirmation letter.
RBS - Step 4

Pick your offer and start using your account

Once your account is open, we'll contact you on the details you provided in the application form to confirm your choice of offer

Get ready to apply

Before you apply, we need to check you're happy with a few things. And ask you a few questions up front. Then we can make your application as quick and simple as it can be.

First things first. You can apply if you:

  • Have lived in the UK for less than 3 years and are either:
  • Completing a full-time undergraduate course that lasts at least 2 years or completing a full-time postgraduate course; or
  • Training as a nurse at a UK university or college of higher education

Now please take a look at the important legal info

How your information might be used

It's important for you to understand how we use and share your information. Please read this short summary before you continue with your application.

All okay? You’re nearly ready to start.

To speed up your application for our Student account, we need to do a few final checks with you. They'll only take a minute.

You’re all set

You’ll need a few bits of info for your application:

  • If you're from the EU you'll need a EU passport, EU ID card or EU Drivers Licence and proof of your Student Status
  • If you're from outside of the EU you'll need a passport and student VISA, and a Biometric Resident Permit and proof of your Student Status