Fees for new doctoral students

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Postgraduate research student fees for new students beginning research study in 19-20:

  • Full-time UK/EU students £3,380 per year
  • Part-time UK/EU students £1,850 per year
  • Full-time international student fee £9,365 per year.

Students should bear in mind additional costs that can incur during the course of their study, including some books and resources, computer equipment and software, travel to and costs of conferences and supervision meetings, costs of particular courses useful for their research as part of completing the Training and Supervision Plan, ‘pocket money’ for when attending the annual VU Amsterdam residential in the Netherlands, and any visa costs associated with visiting the Netherlands. Students are responsible for the costs incurred (including travel and accommodation) in attending their own dissertation public defence at the end of their studies.