Western Union GlobalPay

 Payment of Tuition and Fees

NSCAD University is now working with Western Union Business Solutions to provide international students an efficient method for paying student bills.  This option allows you to pay the Canadian dollar student fees in the currency of your choice.   Note:  This is not a payment through Western Union Agent locations.  You will simply be paying a Western Union Bank account, and then Western Union transfers the funds to NSCAD in Canadian dollars.


  • You make payment in the currency of your choice.  This amount is then converted to Canadian dollars.
  • The exchange rate quote is locked in for your payment for 72 hours after the quote is obtained.


  • The exchange rate is very competitive when compared to your financial institution's retail rates, and bank service fees may be reduced since the wire transfer that you initiate is a local transfer.
  • There are NO transaction charges from Western Union or NSCAD, though you may be charged a transaction fee by your bank.

Efficient and Timely Posting

  • Please include your reference information to ensure your payment reaches your NSCAD student account quickly, typically two to five business days after your bank initiates payment. 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Navigate to the Western Union GlobalPay for Student website

  •  Click on this link

Step 2:  Provide Student / Payer Information

  • Complete the required field on Western Union's website (Student's NSCAD University ID number, Student's first and last name and email address), the other fields are optional.  Select NEXT.

Step 3:  Enter Payment Details

  • Enter the amount you wish to pay in Canadian dollars and select NEXT.
  • Select the currency that you would like to pay in from the drop down list.   You will notice on the right-hand side that you now see the amount that you will be paying in the currency selected.  Select NEXT.
  • Select the checkbox if you would like to receive the payment instructions via email.
  • Complete other fields as listed if payer is not the student then select NEXT.
  • Review conditions and select the checkbox, the select SUBMIT.
  • NOTE:  You may need to temporarily allow pup-ups on your computer in order to view the payment instructions.

Step 4:  Bank Transfer

  • Print your payment instructions and make the payment.  For most countries this will be by wire at your bank.
  • Instruct your bank to wire transfer funds to the Western Union bank account indicated on your payment instructions.
  • The reference number on the payment instructions is very important.  It MUST be included on your payment in order for the funds to be correctly and promptly applied to your student account.  A reference number should NOT be used more than once.  If you are making a second payment, or have a quote that has expired, please go through Steps 1-3 again to get new payment instructions with a new reference number.
  • The payment must be sent within 72 hours of the quote or Western Union shall use the current exchange rate to convert the currency.  The expiry of the quote is indicated on the bottom of the payment instructions that you have printed.

Step 5:  Payment Finalized 

  • While the transfer is in progress your account will continue to show the outstanding amount. 
  • NSCAD University will post the Canadian dollar equivalent to your student account, generally two to five days after your local bank initiates payment.