Fees and funding

You’re classified as either a ‘UK/EU’ or ‘international’ student for the purpose of assessing tuition fees. For information about paying fees visit Student Finance.


UK/EU: £4,400 per year
International: £21,500 per year


UK/EU: £4,250 per year
International: £19,750 per year

When to pay

Fees must be paid in full before you can register as a postgraduate researcher, unless you will be paying for yourself. If you are self-supporting you can pay fees in two instalments, the first payable at registration. If you are supported by your government, employer, or other sponsor, you should provide a letter from them addressed to the University, confirming that the fees will be paid directly. Sponsors cannot pay by instalments. For further information visit the Student Finance website.

Find and apply for funding

If you’re hoping to secure funding for your PhD, there are many options available to you. You can browse available scholarships within the Faculty of Engineering on our funding database. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it’s important that you make enquiries and apply as early as possible.