Research Councils UK

Research Councils UK Studentships

If you have been awarded a Research Councils UK Studentship that includes full payment of your tuition fees, your tuition fees will automatically be settled as part of your studentship.

If your studentship does not cover the full tuition fees, please pay the remaining liability as detailed in the 'when and how much to pay' section of this website.

Stipends are normally paid at the published Research Councils UK rates and are typically paid monthly, in advance, on the first day of each month.

Stipends are only paid whilst you are in the research stage and not during a period of writing up or after submission of your thesis. If you enter a period or writing up or submits your thesis, your stipend will stop even if this is before the funding end-date.

Research Councils UK document their Terms and Conditions relating to areas such as suspension, maternity leave and paternity leave. Research Councils UK sponsored students are not entitled to stipend payments when study is suspended for reasons that are not of a medical nature. Research Councils UK sponsored students will be paid for the first three months (maximum) for medical suspension, and six months maternity, both of which are subject to the University seeing the relevant medical evidence. It is your responsibility to promptly notify the Studentships Team (studentships@le.ac.uk) of such circumstances and provide all required evidence so stipend payments can be adjusted accordingly.

If you have any queries or concerns about your Research Councils UK Studentships, please contact studentships@le.ac.uk.

Research Grant Studentships

Providing there is a signed contract between your funding provider and the University that supports full payment of your tuition fees, your tuition fees will automatically be settled as part of your studentship.

If your studentship is not covering the full academic year’s fee, you will be liable to pay your element of the fee liability in line with the dates and number of instalments detailed in the 'when and how much to pay' section of this website.

If you are receiving a stipend, please complete a bank details form and return to Daksha Patel.

If you have any queries or concerns about your Research Grant Studentship, please email Daksha Patel or call 0116 252 5269.

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