How much does a PhD or Professional Doctorate cost?
Our tuition fees are set and reviewed on an annual basis and the amount you pay will depend on the length of your course and mode of study. For some Science and Technology projects, an annual bench fee may also be payable.
Postgraduate Research fees for 2023/24 entry
|Course||UK tuition fee per year||International tuition fee per year|
|PhD full-time||£4,712||£16,500, or £17,600 for Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, or Science and Technology courses.|
|PhD part-time||£2,356||£8,250, or £8,800 for Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, or Science and Technology courses.|
|Professional Doctorates (Education, Social Practice and Forensic Psychology)||£3,500||£12,700|
NTU fully-funded PhD studentships
Every year we provide fully-funded PhD studentships with opportunities across all our academic disciplines. These cover the full cost of tuition plus a stipend for living expenses for both UK and International students. Applications usually open in October.
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What is a PhD stipend?
Some funded projects may eligible for a stipend – a grant to help cover your living expenses that you don't have to pay back. Find out the current minimum stipend rates set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Funding for international researchers
Many of our funded PhD projects are open to international students. Check the specific project details to see who is eligible.
FindaPhD also provides a guide to funding for international students looking to study a PhD in the UK.
We offer an exclusive 20% discount to NTU alumni who enrol on an eligible postgraduate course.
A variety of research councils, governmental agencies and charities can provide funding for your research degree. Take a look at some of the opportunities available below.
- Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) - the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge transfer in the environmental sciences.
- Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) - small, large, and project-based grants for students in humanities and social sciences.
- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) - funding provider for research into biological systems
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - funding for Information Systems and Mathematics research.
- Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) - small, large, and project-based grants for students in humanities and social sciences
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues
- Ford Foundation - provides grants to support research into social change and development
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation - endowed charity that funds a large, UK-wide research and development programme focussing on social policy issues
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - supporting researchers in health and social care
- Nuffield Foundation - fund research and innovation in education and social policy
- Social Science Research Council (SSRC) - an independent non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship
- Wellcome Trust - grants for human health-related research.
Need advice on how to fund your studies?
Our student finance team are here to help. They can offer guidance on postgraduate fees, loans, and money management.
For advice on making secure international payments please visit our international scholarships and fees pages.