Student banking

Information about opening your bank account when you arrive at Sheffield, and information for banks.


Information for students

There are two ways you can get a bank letter to help you open a bank account:

  1. Self Serve

You can generate your letter electronically using our Student Document Self Serve (student login required).

Some banks may need you to print off a copy of your letter to present at their office.  

  • The bank letter will confirm your address and course details, and that you have registered as a student at the University.
  • You need to decide which bank you wish to open an account with, as the banks require us to address letters directly to them.
  • You must check the accuracy of your address details on MUSE before generating your letter, as the bank needs these details. 
  • Banks will not accept letters if your address is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • If the room number of your student accommodation is not on your Student Record, banks will not accept your letters.
  1. Visit the Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) on level 3 of the Students’ Union building

Student banking on the student hub (student login required)

Information for banks

There are two types of letter we are able to produce to confirm student status, for the purpose of opening a bank account are:

  1. Self Serve

The majority of certificates to confirm student status are produced online, by the student, using the student self serve facility.

The information uses verified data directly from the University’s student record. The student is unable to add additional notes.

If you have a query about this certificate, contact SSiD quoting the student registration number printed on the document.

  1. On request

Students can visit SSiD on level 3 of the Students’ Union building and request a letter be printed. This uses the same data from the University’s student record as above.


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