For 2022 entry, our standard fees for postgraduate taught courses are between £6,100 and £11,000 per year. This can vary, so take a look at your course page. The fees for postgraduate research courses haven't been confirmed yet, but for 2021 entry they were £4,500 per year.
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.
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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.
- Thesis binding.
- Professional-body membership.
- Graduation - gown hire and photography.
- If you need to move into the writing up period of your research degree, you will be liable to pay a continuation fee (see below)
Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few.
Writing up period
If you need to move into the writing up period of your research degree, you will be liable to pay a continuation fee if you don’t submit within the first three months after the end of your research period (full-time) or six months (part-time). Whilst you can take up to 12 months (full-time) and 24 months (part-time) to write-up your thesis, the expectation is that you submit within 3 months (full-time) and 6 months (part-time).
The fees for the writing up period are:
0-3 months into writing up period - £0
0-6 months (part-time) into writing up period - £0
Full time study - £225 every three months thereafter
Part time study - £225 every six months thereafter
This will be uplifted by inflation annually between 21/22 and 24/25.
Find out more about how PGR degrees are structured at Hull.
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.
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.
Cash payments are not accepted by the University for tuition or accommodation fees. Cash deposited directly into our bank account will also not be accepted.
Update or change your debit/credit card details
Unlike Direct Debits, the RCP (Recurring Card Payment) instalment plan uses your debit/credit card details to take your payments. If you change your card, or receive a new card, you will need to update your details to ensure that your payment plan will not be interrupted.
Update debit/credit card details
You will need to enter the card holder’s email address and click authenticate, after which you will be sent an email containing a secure link to where you will be able to enter your new card details. If you have any questions, please contact the Fee Collection Service on 01482 462222.
- The University of Hull will never send direct links asking for you to provide your debit or credit card details. The card update link will only ever be sent by request of the payer.
- You should never email your debit or credit card details to anyone. If we receive any card information via email we will delete all correspondence immediately and will be unable to update your details.
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.
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 are a new student and decide to leave within 14 days of starting your course there'll 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.
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 £11,836 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 search, Scholarship 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 £27,892 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set up access for you.
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 email@example.com or calling 01482 462222.