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There are a few differences between undergraduate and postgraduate fees, so take a look at the information below. And if anything isn't clear, get in touch.

If you're interested in Undergraduate fees, head this way...

How much does it cost?

For 2020 entry, our standard fees for postgraduate taught courses are between £6,000 and £9,400 per year. This can vary, so take a look at your course page. Postgraduate research courses are £4,407 per year for 2020.

We have scholarships, bursaries and discounts worth at least £1,000... and you won't even have to pay them back! Find out if you can get hold of one here. Our PhD scholarships are designed to attract the best academic talent to further our groundbreaking research.

If that wasn't enough, you'll be living in one of the UK's most affordable cities. Take a look and see how much you can save on those important essentials like gym membership and your daily caffeine fix.

Additional costs for research degrees

There are some extra costs that you may have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary:

  • Student visas (international students).
  • Books - you’ll have access to many books through the University library, but you may want to buy your own copies.
  • Optional conference/field/archive/library trips - Faculties support some travel and conference attendance financially. Details vary, so please check with the Department/School to which you are applying.
  • Laptop - you’ll have access to laptops and PCs on campus, but you may want to buy your own.
  • Printing and photocopying - there is a printing allowance in place for all students, currently £20 a year. Some Faculties grant PGR students access to printing and photocopying as staff. Please check with the Department/School to which you are applying.
  • If you require additional time to write up your thesis, you will need to pay a continuation fee.
  • Thesis binding.
  • Professional-body membership.
  • Graduation - gown hire and photography.

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

How do I pay?

If you've applied for a Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England, it's paid directly into your bank account (unlike your Undergraduate Tuition Fee loan). You'll be classed as a 'self-funded' student, which means that you'll need to arrange to pay your fees yourself.

Your loan is paid in three instalments - 33% shortly after your course start date and then on the last Wednesday of the 4th and 7th months of your course.

If you're paying your fees yourself and have UK bank account, you can set up a Direct Debit by visiting MyHull. We'll send you an advance notification with a payment schedule.

Postgraduate research students and continuing students can pay their fees online by visiting MyHull.

Postgraduate taught applicants can pay their deposit using our Student Payments page.

If you're a former student with outstanding fees, use the Student Payments page.

You can pay using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Electron, Solo or Maestro card. Find out more about our online payment terms and conditions here.

When do I pay?

Your loan is paid in three instalments - 33% shortly after your course start date and then on the last Wednesday of the 4th and 7th months of your course.

I've decided to withdraw from my course - can I get a refund?

You will need to complete an online withdrawal form if you’re thinking about withdrawing from your course. You can find these within the MyHull Portal, under the ‘Useful Forms’ section. Before we finalise your withdrawal we will make contact with you to offer you the necessary advice and support.

If you do decide to leave - either temporarily or permanently - we’ll we calculate your fees, including any fee waivers and discounts, based on your leaving date.

If you leave in term one, you’ll pay 25% of your fees,  50% in term two and 100% in term three. If you decide to leave within 14 days of starting your course, there will be no fees charged. If you're entitled to a full refund we’ll pay this back into the account the payment was made from.

I need some financial help

Struggling to make ends meet? Or just want to budget better?

Our financial support team can give you expert advice to help you get back on your feet. If you need a financial boost, you may be eligible for our funds, grants or bursaries.

If you’re going to be studying a Masters course, you can get a loan of £11,222 to help with your tuition fees and living costs. You'll probably need extra funding too, so as well as our scholarships, try the Turn 2 Us grant searchScholarship Hub and Scholarship Search.

If you're studying towards a Doctorate and aren't funded by the Research Council, you can apply for a Doctoral Loan of £26,445 from Student Finance England.

For more help, take a look at the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which helps current and prospective postgraduate students who are looking to fund PhD, Masters, and PGCE study in the UK. If you're a current student you can create an account using your university email address. If you are not yet a student, email hefunding@hull.ac.uk and we'll set up access for you.

I'm a sponsored student - what do I need to do?

You'll need to provide written confirmation of sponsorship.

The letter should be:

  • in English
  • printed on letter headed paper
  • addressed to the University of Hull

And you'll need to include:

  • contact details for your sponsor (name, address, telephone number and email address)
  • your name and address
  • UCAS personal ID/applicant number/student enrolment number
  • the sponsorship amount in pounds sterling (£) or the length of the sponsorship (for example, first year/full course).

If these requirements aren't met, or your sponsor doesn't meet the University's terms and conditions on payment of tuition fees, you'll be expected to pay your tuition fees.

Your sponsor will need to be a legitimate government or public body. We don't accept funding from family members (even if through a business) and you'll be classed as self-funding instead.

You'll be invited by email to complete online enrolment and you'll need to upload your sponsor letter/financial guarantee letter. It will be reviewed and if accepted, you will be able to complete online enrolment. You don't need to upload fee waivers letters received from the University.

If you have any questions, get in touch by emailing sfssponsor@hull.ac.uk or calling 01482 462222.

How much does it cost?

In 2020, our postgraduate tuition fees are between £14,500 per year and £17,200. Check your course page to find the exact fee.

Significant discounts are available. To help reduce the cost of your studies, we have discounts available to international students. Find out if you can get hold of one here. Our PhD scholarships are designed to attract the best academic talent to further our groundbreaking research.

If that wasn't enough, you'll be living in one of the UK's most affordable cities. Take a look and see how much you can save on those important essentials like gym membership and your daily caffeine fix.

How do I pay?
Payment options

 

If you're paying your fees yourself and have UK bank account, you can set up a Direct Debit by visiting MyHull. We'll send you an advance notification with a payment schedule.

If you're an overseas applicant, you can pay your fees in whichever currency you prefer using Flywire. It's safe and convenient.

Find out more about Flywire by watching this video.

Postgraduate research students and continuing students can pay their fees online by visiting MyHull.

Postgraduate taught applicants can pay their deposit using our Student Payments page.

If you're a former student with outstanding fees, use the Student Payments page.

You can pay using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Electron, Solo or Maestro card. Find out more about our online payment terms and conditions here.

When do I pay?

You'll pay for a full time course in three instalments - 34% on enrolment and then 33% on the 4th and 7th month of your course.

I've decided to withdraw from my course - can I get a refund?

You will need to complete an online withdrawal form if you’re thinking about withdrawing from your course. You can find these within the MyHull Portal, under the ‘Useful Forms’ section. Before we finalise your withdrawal we will make contact with you to offer you the necessary advice and support.

If you do decide to leave - either temporarily or permanently - we’ll we calculate your fees, including any fee waivers and discounts, based on your leaving date.

If you leave in term one, you’ll pay 25% of your fees,  50% in term two and 100% in term three. If you decide to leave within 14 days of starting your course there will be no fee charged. If you're entitled to refund we’ll pay this back into the account the payment was made from.

Any fees paid by a sponsor will be repaid to them and fees that you've paid yourself will be refunded to you.

I need some financial help

Struggling to make ends meet? Or just want to budget better?

Our financial support team can give you expert advice to help you get back on your feet. If you need a financial boost, you may be eligible for our funds, grants or bursaries.

We have scholarships, bursaries and discounts worth at least £1,000... and you won't even have to pay them back!

Our PhD scholarships are designed to attract the best academic talent to further our groundbreaking research.

I'm a sponsored student - what do I need to do?

 

You'll need to provide written confirmation of sponsorship.

The letter should be:

  • in English
  • printed on letter headed paper
  • addressed to the University of Hull

And you'll need to include:

  • contact details for your sponsor (name, address, telephone number and email address)
  • your name and address
  • UCAS personal ID/applicant number/student enrolment number
  • the sponsorship amount in pounds sterling (£) or the length of the sponsorship (for example, first year/full course).

If these requirements aren't met, or your sponsor doesn't meet the University's terms and conditions on payment of tuition fees, you'll be expected to pay your tuition fees.

Your sponsor will need to be a legitimate government or public body. We don't accept funding from family members (even if through a business) and you'll be classed as self-funding instead.

You'll be invited by email to complete online enrolment and you'll need to upload your sponsor letter/financial guarantee letter. It will be reviewed and if accepted, you will be able to complete online enrolment. You don't need to upload fee waivers letters received from the University.

If you have any questions, get in touch by emailing sfssponsor@hull.ac.uk or calling 01482 462222.