Payment of fees
Information for post graduate students on paying fees.
Tuition fees and other programme related fees
Please take the time to read the University's Tuition Fee Policy, as well as information relating to other administrative fees linked to PGR programmes.
Please note that programme fees are subject to annual revision and payment is due in full, at the point of 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.
PGR fees beyond the tuition fee period (continuing study/matriculation fee)
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 directly 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 submission year
PhD students on a 3 year PhD programme are expected to submit their thesis at the end of their funded period (which most likely to be at the end of 3.5 years). This includes PhD students registered on:
- all standard institute led PhD programmes
PhD students registered on a 4 year CDT programmes are expected to submit their thesis at the end of their 4th year of study. This includes PhD students registered on:
- CDT in BMAI (from Sept 2019) (1+3 programme)
- CDT in NLP (from Sept 2019) (PhD with Integrated Study)
- CDT in RAS (from Sept 2019) (PhD with Integrated Study)
Payment of the programme's tuition fees for the associated prescribed period will depend on each individual’s scholarship funding, which is outlined in the EUCLID offer letter. If the School's scholarship funding covers tuition fees, these will be paid directly to the University by the School.
If and when PhD students enter into their submission year (sometimes referred to as the write up period), they must matriculate and confirm their attendance as usual, or they risk being withdrawn from their degree programme.
All PhD students who matriculate and confirm their attendance for the submission year are required to pay a University matriculation admin charge (currently £180 for 2022/23).
This charge is payable by PhD students (this includes both CDT and non-CDT students) as this charge is not covered by the scholarships issued by the School. The only exception being where it is stated in the offer letter that the matriculation admin charge is an allowable cost against the specific funding source).
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 submission year matriculation admin charge.
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 about your scholarship funding, please contact the IGS or your CDT Administrator.