Payment of fees

Information for post graduate students on paying fees.

Tuition fees and other fees

Please take the time to read the following web pages which give further information on Tuition Fees, the Tuition Fee Policy and Other Fees you may be charged for your degree programme. Please note that annual fees are subject to annual revision and are due in full at matriculation. The payment of fees is the responsibility of the student and, in the event of a student’s sponsoring authority (if any) failing to make payment, the student will be held personally liable for payment.

UOE tuition fees

Arranging payment of tuition fees

Upon matriculation, all PGR students must visit the University Fees Department and provide them with a copy of their offer letter.  In the case of funded PGR students, this is to ensure the University issues the tuition fee invoice to the School of Informatics, not direct to the student.  

If any student is issued with an invoice for tuition fees which they believe the School of Informatics is responsible for paying, the student must immediately react and respond by informing the Informatics Graduate School or CDT Finance Admininstrator. 

If a student who is incorrectly invoiced fails to act promptly and / or fails to respond to contact attempts made by the Income Section, the Income Section will issue a late payment fee, which the student will be personally liable to pay. 

Planning ahead for your "write up" year

PhD students on a 3 year PhD programme are expected to submit their thesis at the end of their 3rd year of study, which is also the end of their prescribed period of study.  This includes PhD students registered on:

  • all standard institute led PhD programmes
  • all student on the +3 PhD years of the 1+3 CDT programmes, including BioMedAI, Data Science, PPar and the first 5 cohorts of the CDT RAS programme.

PhD students registered on a 4 year PhD with Integrated Studies programme are expected to submit their thesis at the end of their 4th year of study, which is also the end of their prescribed period of study. This includes PhD students registered on:

  • CDT in NLP (from Sept 2019)
  • CDT in RAS (from Sept 2019)

Payment of the programme's tuition fees for the associated prescribed period will depend on each individual’s studentship package, which is outlined in their EUCLID offer letter.  If the School's scholarship funding covers tuition fees, these will be paid directly to the University by the School. 

Write Up Year Matriculation Charge

If PhD students are not able to submit their thesis by the end of their relevant prescribed period, then they enter into a "write up" year (sometimes referred to as the "submission period").   PhD students must matriculate and confirm their attendance for the "write up" year, or they risk being withdrawn from their degree programme.

All PhD students who matriculate and confirm their attendance for the "write up" year are required to pay a University matriculation charge (currently £150 for 2019/20).  This charge is payable personally by all PhD students (this includes both CDT and non-CDT students) as this charge is not covered by the studentships issued by the School. Students will be invoiced directly by the University via the student account in EUCLID.  We advise all PhD students (regardless of source of funding) to budget accordingly for payment of the "write up" year matriculation charge. 

Continuation charges in cases of programme extensions

If students go beyond their maximum period of study and require an extension to their PhD programme, the University requires payment of a continuation charge for the additional time.  This is an annual charge that is pro-rata'd for every authorised month of extension until submission of the thesis.  Students are personally responsible for paying any applicable continuation charges, as these are also not covered by studentships issued by the School. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Informatics Graduate School at igs@inf.ed.ac.uk.