According to UNESCO, by 2025 seven million people will study abroad. That's 75% more than today*. Education institutions have the opportunity -- and challenge -- of meeting this booming demand.
We offer tailor-made services to help you easily manage the financial complexities. Approximately 30% of the money sent through Western Union is related to education. But for us it's not just an area of expertise. It's our cause of choice. We see it as the surest path to financial inclusion and that's why we granted $10 million for educational development in 47 countries.
Foreign students pay in their local currency. Multiple language options. Full support for students and staff.
Receive online payments for grants, research funding, conferences, and more.
Simplify your financial operations by reducing the manual processing of payments.
Offer students a stress-free experience by increasing your response time and reducing errors.
Easily match payments to the correct students, family member, or any third-party representing a student.
Make payments to over 170 countries and territories in 130 currencies. Our direct route reduces your fees.
Pre-purchase foreign currencies to control your foreign exchange costs.
Offer cash pick up at 300,000+ agent locations and transfer funds to WU® Business Solutions Prepaid Mastercards®.
No software to install. This is a simple path to managing your international payments with more ease.
"Western Union Business Solutions has allowed the University to offer a value added service to all of our international students regardless of where home might be by providing us with a single, reliable and trusted payment capability." Peter Gee, Executive Director, Financial Services, Ryerson University, Canada
"The system is simple and easy to use and we have found that the student hotline has given the students confidence when making what could be one of the largest payments of their life." Stephen Stokes, Finance Manager of the International Student Office, University of Sydney, Australia
Talk to a specialist to discuss your international payment or foreign exchange needs.
We offer educational institutions access to the world's largest financial network spanning over 170 countries and territories. Today more than 500 institutions use our custom-designed offerings for the education sector.
For us education is not just an area of expertise, it's our cause of choice. We see it as the surest path to financial inclusion and that's why we've granted $10 million for educational development in 47 countries.
Source: *2009 data from UNESCO report, "Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an Academic Revolution".