Undertaking a PhD is a serious commitment, and involves careful financial planning at the time of application and for the duration of the program. Prices will almost inevitably rise and you must allow for this when planning your finances. Your costs will comprise both tuition fees and living costs.
Tuition fees are the annual charges payable to the College by all full or part-time students. They cover tuition, and the use of College facilities. They do not cover living expenses or the costs associated with field work, equipment, books or stationery. Students who take longer than twelve months following the completion of their research to write-up and submit their thesis also become liable to pay a writing-up fee.
Tuition fees are reviewed annually, usually in March/April of the previous academic year. For the purposes of your financial planning you should note that tuition fees increase each year.
If you are in doubt as to whether you will be classed as a Home/EU or Overseas student please consult the College’s Admissions and Recruitment Office at Mile End at an early stage:
Freephone (UK callers only) 0800 376 1800
Overseas callers +44 (0)20 7882 5533
For 2013/14 full time fees for Home/EU students are: £3,900/year (Half this in the case of part-time students)
For 2013/14 full time fees for Overseas students are: £12,250/year (Half this in the case of part-time students).