Fees and funding for PhD programmes

The fee amount covers registration, supervision, examinations and graduation. It also contributes to the operation of university facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other services you may need.

PhD research fees

The tuition fees below are for new full-time students commencing the first year of study in the specified year only. If you are starting your PhD in April or July 2021, your fees will be at the 2020/21 rate. October 2021 and January, April and July 2022 start dates will be subject to the 2021/22 rate. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Part-time fees are charged at 50% of the full-time fee. If you are an international student considering part-time study, please contact pgresearch@lboro.ac.uk to discuss your eligibility.

To find out more about the fees and funding for PhD programmes, please look at the individual PhD programme information here or the tuition fee information.

Funding your PhD 

Undertaking a postgraduate research programme is a significant investment in your future and there are a number of costs you should keep in mind when deciding whether a PhD is right for you.

To support your search for funding, we have a number of useful resources.

International students studying in the UK

International students can usually apply for grants from funding bodies in their own country, such as the Ministry or Department of Education, or the British Council. The British Council manage a small number of international studentship grants in some countries and should be able to tell you about any other awards which may be on offer, such as the British Chevening Scholarship which is available to students wishing to study full-time taught or research programmes in any subject at a UK university.