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 areaFull TimePart Time
1 August 2021 registration onwards
Part Time
1 Aug 2012 - 30 July 2021 registration
Part Time
Pre 1 Aug 2012 registration
Home (UK) science and arts £4,712 £2,356 £2,827 £2,356
International arts £12,756 £6,378 £7,654 n/a
International science £16,040 £8,020 £9,624 n/a

Charges payable by research students

DescriptionFirst registered from 2021-22 onwardsFirst 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.