Studying in the UK

International student
bank account

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 Gift Card. For this reward you need to be +18, see Prime Student is a service provided by 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

Ready to apply?

International Student account eligibility

To apply you: 

Must have lived in the UK for less than 3 years

Be completing a full-time undergraduate course that lasts at least 2 years or completing a full-time postgraduate course; or

Be training as a nurse at a UK university or college of higher education


Important Information

Please take some time to review, print and/or save the important information. By clicking to proceed you are confirming that you have been provided with, and have acknowledged our important documents including the FSCS information sheet.

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.

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