Rethink how your institution sends and receives money globally

Contact an education specialist

The education sector is globalizing fast

As you try to keep up, you probably find you are investing far too much time on tedious international payment tasks. We’ve reinvented our solutions for the education sector, so it’s simple to send and receive money globally.

Contact an education specialist

Simplified payments for your students, and reduced administration for you

Streamline reconciliation, view payment activity at-a-glance, and automate refunds with WU® GlobalPay for Students. You can also improve your student’s international payment experience by offering the ability to transact in over 40 currencies from anywhere the student has internet access – even on a smartphone.

Simplified payments

Reduce the hassle and risk of making international payments

Manage all international payables from one easy dashboard, make fee-free payments in more than 51 currencies*, and secure rates on foreign currencies to protect your bottom line with our award-winning WU® EDGE Platform.

Reduce Hassle

Countless reasons to partner with us

We believe education is a certain path to financial inclusion. We have a strong business focus in this sector. We also set compliance as a priority because we know your institution’s reputation is paramount.

30 %

of all Western Union transactions are related to education. For context, we conduct more than 225 billion transactions every year.


million dollars is invested by Western Union every year in compliance to make sure every single transaction is above board.

635 ,000

students worldwide have received help through the Western Union Foundation’s education initiatives.

Let’s talk

Let’s talk about your biggest international payment challenges. We have so much more to offer– new cost efficiencies, time savings, and a world-class student payment experience. Working together, we can make your international transactions reliable and simple.

Contact an education specialist

*Transaction fee-free EDGE Network Payment services are available between fully accredited WUBS customers that have registered to use the WU® EDGE platform and are authorised by a WUBS affiliate to access services in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Malta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. WUBS will apply a foreign currency exchange rate, which includes a margin set by WUBS, whenever a transaction includes a currency conversion. Transaction fees may also apply to transactions other than EDGE Network Payment services.