Fees and funding
Fees charged for research degrees are determined by the relevant School and vary across subjects as well as between UK/EU and overseas students. You should expect the annual fee to increase each year of your research degree. Information about fee levels for the following academic year is normally available by the preceding Easter from Schools or from the Student Centre.
City tuition fees are payable at the beginning of each year of study although self-funding students are able to pay in instalments. Details of the fees for a particular research degree will be found on the relevant School or Department webpages.
Funding for your research degree
Funding for research degrees is highly competitive. There are always more applicants than studentships available. A variety of subject-specific funding opportunities across City, University of London are available. Further information on the funding opportunities available on our Doctoral Studentships page.
Postgraduate Doctoral Loan
For 2018/19, the English and Welsh governments have introduced a loan scheme for new doctoral students. The maximum available is £25,000, which can be used for course fees and/or living costs, divided equally across each year of your course.
Further information is available on the Student Finance website.
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is funded by the Government which provides assistance for students who have additional financial need, are in financial hardship or who face an unexpected financial emergency during their studies.
City, University of London Hardship Fund
As part of City's commitment to provide financial assistance for their students in financial hardship, we also have the City, University of London Hardship Fund. The fund provides financial support to all our current students who have met unforeseen financial hardship towards the end of their course. For many students, this makes all the difference in allowing them to focus on their studies and graduate successfully.
If you are a current student please visit the Student Intranet for more information and to apply.