Postgraduate research fees

Information about tuition fees for postgraduate research students.

Tuition fees vary by:

  • Course type (PhD, MPhil, MD, etc.)
  • Fee status* (UK, EU, or International)
  • Mode of study (full-time, part-time, distance learning)
  • Year of entry

*If you are unsure of your fee status, please contact the Admissions Office for advice at pgradmissions@le.ac.uk.

UK and EU Students

UK and EU Postgraduate Research fees are not fixed based on your point of entry and increase each year. UK and EU Postgraduate students are required to pay the fee applicable to the academic year they will be studying in. You can find the current years fees by clicking here.

To pay your fees please click here to choose from our payment methods.

International Students

International Postgraduate Research fees are fixed for each year of the programme based on your entry year. You can find your annual tuition fee on your offer letter.

For new students to find out how much your tuition fees will be, please click here to find the fee for your course.

To pay your fees please click here to visit choose from our payment methods.

Writing up fees

Details of how to apply for 'writing up' status can be found on the Doctoral College Office website.

The writing up fee is £50 for up to 6 full or partial calendar months or £100 for up to 12 full or partial calendar months. There is no pro-rata rebate if you require less than 6 or 12 months respectively. You should pay this fee in full upon receiving confirmation that your application has been approved

As per our fee liability policy for postgraduate research students, if you are in writing up for part of a calendar month this counts as 1 month of the 6 or 12 your writing up fee covers. For example, a writing up period from 15th January to 10th July is a 7 month period so a writing up fee of £100.00 would be due.

To pay your fees please click here to choose from our payment methods.

The Academic Office will not accept your thesis for examination if you have any outstanding debts to the University.

Extension of registration

Details of eligibility and how to apply for 'extension of registration' status can be found on the Doctoral College Office website.

The extension of registration fee is based on the Full Time Home/EU rate for your course for the current academic year.

The fee charged is based on the number of yearly quarters (3 full or partial calendar months) you are in a period of extension for. There is no pro-rata rebate for a quarter not used in full. You should pay your fee at the beginning of each quarter as detailed below.

As per our fee liability policy for postgraduate research students, if you are in an extension period for part of a calendar month this counts as 1 month of the 3 each 12.5% of the Full Time Home/EU Fee covers. For example, a period of extension from 15th January to 10th April is a 4 month period so 25% of the Full Time Home/EU Fee would be due.

DurationPayment Due DatesAmount Charged

 

3 Months Extension

1 October – 31 December 1 October

 


12.5% of Full Time Home/EU Fee

1 January – 31 March 1 January
1 April – 30 June 1 April
1 July – 30 September 1 July


6 Months Extension


1 October – 31 March
1 October

 

 

 


25% of Full Time Home/EU Fee

1 January

1 January – 30 June
1 January
1 April

1 April – 30 September
1 April
1 July

1 July – 31 December
1 July
1 September


9 Months Extension

 

1 October – 30 June

1 October

 

 

 

 

 


37.5% of Full Time Home/EU Fee

1 January
1 April

 

1 January – 30 September

1 January
1 April
1 July

 

1 April – 31 December

1 April
1 July
1 September

 

1 July – 31 March

1 July
1 September
1 January


12 Months Extension

 


1 October – 30 September

1 October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


50% of Full Time Home/EU Fee

1 January
1 April
1 July

 


1 January – 31 December

1 January
1 April
1 July
1 October

 


1 April – 31 March

1 April
1 July
1 October
1 January

 


1 July – 30 June

1 July
1 October
1 January
1 April

To pay your fees please click here to choose from our payment methods.

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