Research postgraduate tuition fees
2023/24 student fees content
2023/24 student fees
Higher Doctorate candidate fee
£750.00, UHI fee charge. UHI staff only can apply.
Postgraduate research degree tuition fees
- UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) set the tuition fees for Home/EU students undertaking a postgraduate research degree. These tuition fees are usually confirmed later than the tuition fees for International students, and are to be confirmed for 2023/24.
- The annual tuition fee is applied to all research degree programmes for all years within the standard period of study for the degree.
- Tuition fees will increase annually in line with inflation.
- Additional programme costs, sometimes referred to as ‘bench fees’, may be set locally by the student’s registered (home) academic partner for some or all years of standard registration. Where these apply, applicants should be notified of this fee as part of the initial application process and the fee(s) will be confirmed in the formal offer letter.
On-campus and distance-learning study
|Subject area||Full Time||Part Time|
1 August 2021 registration onwards
1 Aug 2012 - 30 July 2021 registration
Pre 1 Aug 2012 registration
|Home (UK) science and arts||£4,712||£2,356||£2,827||£2,356|
Charges payable by research students
|Description||First registered from 2021-22 onwards||First registered before 2021-22|
|PhD thesis pending registration||50% of relevant full-time or part-time research tuition fee||Registration type not applicable|
|Continuation Fee||Registration type not applicable||£120|
|Extension fee||25% of relevant full-time or part-time research tuition fee||Registration type not applicable|
|Reinstatement||Option not available||£1200|
|Thesis resubmission (re-assessment)||£250||£250 (UHI registered students)
£150 (University of Aberdeen registered students)
|Termination of registration||See refunds section of Fees Policy|
|Miscellaneous charges||For students registered with the University of Aberdeen, separate charges are made for the following: graduation, transcripts or letters of certification, replacement degree certificates (which are issued only in exceptional circumstances), replacement student identity cards.|