With its acceptance network covering almost all the popular destinations for the Chinese students who study overseas, UPI offering students multiple services: online and offline tuition payment service, student cards in overseas markets, and scholarships. To date, over 5,000 educational institutions outside mainland China accept UnionPay cards for tuition payment. These institutions include many renowned universities and colleges such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Imperial College London, and University of Sydney, etc.. In addition, the campus POS terminals at some educational institutions accept UnionPay cards to pay for tuition, textbooks and accommodation.
When studying overseas, remember to take along your UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62). No matter on campus, around campus or outside campus, UnionPay offers you safe, convenient and preferential payment experiences. UnionPay helps you better adapt to your life overseas.
UnionPay credit cards are accepted in the campus bookstores at 25 colleges/universities with the largest number of Chinese students. These universities include the University of Southern California, Columbia University and New York University. And educational institutions in the US covered by the payment networks of TMS and TouchNet accept UnionPay cards for online tuition payment.
In the US, UnionPay cards are accepted at almost all the ATMs for cash withdrawal, and 80% of merchants accept signature-based payment with UnionPay credit cards, covering major department stores, supermarkets and restaurants.
Supermarkets & Convenience Stores: UnionPay is accepted by 99 Ranch Market, GW-Supermarket, Hawaii Supermarket, Mitsuwa and 7-Eleven.
Pharmacies: UnionPay is accepted by major pharmacies such as Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid, which offer medical supplies and health care products.
In Canada, CIBC covers 24 major colleges/universities and international high schools under TDSB. Students can use UnionPay cards to pay for tuition fees at the official website of these institutions via CIBC.
In Canada, UnionPay is accepted by over 90% of ATMs and more than 150,000 merchants. Some merchants accept UnionPay’s mobile payments too.
Supermarkets & Convenience Stores: UnionPay is accepted at Foody Mart and Foody World. These supermarket chains have many outlets across Toronto and Vancouver.
Pharmacies: UnionPay is accepted by all the 650 stores of PHARMASAVE, one of the largest chain pharmacies in Canada.
Over 200 colleges/universities, language schools and middle schools accept UnionPay cards. These include the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, Monash University, the University of Queensland, Macquarie University, Swinburne University of Technology and Deakin University. UnionPay cards are accepted at the campus book stores, students’ supermarkets and libraries of these institutions. Students can also pay for tuition fees with UnionPay cards via iEduPay, which covers all colleges/universities, public high schools and institutes in Australia. The POS terminals at the University of Auckland accept UnionPay cards too.
In Australia, UnionPay cards are accepted at 90% of ATMs and 80% of merchants; and 60% of these merchants, including the largest local chain supermarket Woolworths accept UnionPay mobile payments. In New Zealand, UnionPay is accepted at about 85% of ATMs and over 50,000 merchants.
Students are able to pay for tuition with UnionPay cards at about 20 colleges and universities in the UK, including the Imperial College London, the University of Manchester, the University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, Coventry University, Plymouth University, University of Bath, Clifton College Bristol and Kingston College. UnionPay cards are also accepted at various places on campus, such as the Student Service Center at the University of Manchester, Student Dormitory at University of Bath, Student Service Center at Coventry University, and the library at Aberystwyth University and Plymouth University etc..
Online Shopping: Students can use UnionPay cards at the Hut, the largest online department store in the UK, to buy home supplies, clothing and cosmetics. UnionPay is also accepted at Farfetch.
The POS terminals in Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, Université Paris 13-IUT VILLETANEUSE, Université de Lyon, CNAM, Universite de CAEN, Université de CERGY, IPAG and KEDGE etc. accept UnionPay cards. In addition, the POS terminals in language schools like ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, CFILC PARIS and UCO/CIDEF accept UnionPay cards as well.
In France, UnionPay cards are accepted at about 80% of ATMs, some of which are equipped with interface in Chinese. UnionPay cards are also accepted at 200,000 merchants, covering Avenue des Champs - Elysées, Place Vendôme and Airport Charles De Gaulle as well as bookstores and souvenir stores in famous museums like Louvre, Versailles, Orsay, Picasso and Parc de l’Orangerie.
Online Shopping: eBay and ArbeitsschutzExpress accept payments with UnionPay cards via PayPal.
Takeaway Food Ordering: UnionPay cards are accepted by UberEat and Ricepo.
In Spain, over 40 colleges, universities, training centers, middle schools and primary schools accept UnionPay cards. These include three well-known local business schools, i.e. Instituto de Empresa, ESADE amd IESE, as well as Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
UnionPay cards are accepted at 90% of ATMs and merchants in Spain, including main business blocks in Madrid and Barcelona, the largest local chain department stores, brand stores, specialty restaurants, well-known hotels, etc..
Online Shopping: UnionPay cards are accepted at Farmauva, FarmaciaRibera, Farmacia en Casa Online and PARLAFARMACIA.
Offline Pharmacies: More than 90% of offline pharmacies in Spain accept UnionPay cards, including Farmacia Massot Moner in Barcelona and Pharmacy Arenal 2 in Madrid.
In Singapore, UnionPay is accepted by dozens of colleges and universities, including PSB Academy, MDIS, Kaplan, INSEAD and many other private schools.
In Singapore, UnionPay cards are accepted at almost all the ATMs and over 80% of merchants, including many shopping centers, brand stores, restaurants, hotels, and local brands like Shaw Brothers, Singapore Petroleum, Sheng Siong, Kinokuniya and Peach Garden Noodle House. In addition, many merchants accept UnionPay mobile payments too. Cardholders can tap their UnionPay cards for payments under S$ 100 with no signature required.
In Italy, over 40 colleges, universities and language training centers in major cities such as Roman, Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence and Turin etc accept UnionPay cards offline. These include Bocconi University and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC).
More than 80% of ATMs and merchants in Italy accept UnionPay cards.
Online Shopping: eBay and ArbeitsschutzExpress accept payments with UnionPay cards via PayPal.
Offline Pharmacies: UnionPay cards are accepted at about 90% of pharmacies in Milan and Rome, including CarloErba in Milan, CooperativaFarmaceutica, Farmacia Piazza di Spagna in Rome.
Students can use UnionPay cards to pay fees other than tuition at the official websites of some renowned higher education institutions, including the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, the Open University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
In Hong Kong and Macau, UnionPay cards are accepted at almost all the merchants and ATMs. UnionPay mobile payment is accepted at merchants such as SOGO Hong Kong, 7-11, Sasa and Mannings.
In Taiwan, UnionPay card are accepted by 117 educational institutions, covering about 90% of the local institutions, including National Taiwan University, Ming Chuan University, Shih Chien University, Tamkang University, Chung Yuan Christian University, Feng Chia University, Tunghai University and Providence University etc..
In Taiwan, UnionPay cards are accepted at almost all the ATMs and the majority of merchants, covering fields of dining, lodging, transit, travel, shopping and entertainment. In addition, many merchants in TPKM accept UnionPay mobile payment, which is widely accepted at specialty stores and chain bookstores.
UnionPay is accepted to pay for entrance examination fees by many prestigious colleges and universities in Japan, including Sophia University, Rikkyo University, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and International Christian University. Students can make fast and easy payments via the “UnionPay” app, which also offers discounts on service charges. Students can also enjoy favorable prices when paying with UnionPay debit cards on online payment platforms such as Flywire and WesternUnion.
UnionPay cards are accepted at more than 70% of merchants and 80,000 ATMs in Japan, covering merchants in the fields of lodging, transit, catering and entertainment across major cities such as Tokyo and Osaka. These merchants include airport duty-free shops, large electrical appliance chain stores, department stores, brand boutiques and chain drugstores in Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Ginza, Shinjuku, Odaiba, Akihabara, Osaka Umeda and Shinsaibashi.
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