Research postgraduate tuition fees

2022/23 student fees content

2022/23 student fees

  • 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.

Higher Doctorate candidate fee

£750.00, charged by the University of the Highlands and Islands. UHI staff only can apply.

On-campus and distance-learning study

  Full TimePart Time
1 August 2021 registration onwards
(50% FTE)
Part Time
1 Aug 2012 - 30 July 2021 registration
(60% FTE)
Part Time
Pre 1 Aug 2012 registration
(50% FTE)
Home (UK) science and arts subject areas £4,596 £2,298 £2,758 £2,298
International arts subject areas £12,568 £6,284 £7,540 n/a
International science subject areas £15,803 £7,901 £9,418 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.