PhD Funding and Scholarships

Postgraduate Tuition Fees for 2023/24 are detailed below. 

  Home Students International Students
  Both non-lab and lab based Non-lab / lab-based
Full-time £4,712 £13,9000 /£15,300
Part-time £2,356 Not Applicable

Postgraduate fees typically increase each year, we would expect around a 1.5% rise, therefore if you are studying over more than one academic year, your tuition fee in subsequent years is likely to increase.

Permanent members of University of Suffolk staff who have completed the probationary period at the University of Suffolk, are entitled to undertake a PhD as Staff Development training, and as such, tuition fees are waived.  Each year, staff members are required to complete the Staff Development form at the start of each year of study.

A CAS deposit of £3,000 is required for the UK VISA application and the University of Suffolk Admissions team will be in contact when they are ready to request this.

Studentship Title CLOSING DATE 
 There are no studentships currently available  

All members of the University of Suffolk Alumni Association are entitled to a loyalty reduction on PhD course fees. This scheme has been developed to support and encourage alumni students to progress to full or part-time postgraduate research programmes at the University. More information is available on the Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme page.

Alumni Reduction

21/22 - 30%
22/23 - 25%


A doctoral loan is available of up to £27,982 (2022-23), to help with the tuition fees and/or living costs for your postgraduate doctoral study. You can apply for the full amount regardless of the actual tuition fee that you will be paying. The loan will be paid directly to you in three instalments in each year of study. offer an annual £5,000 PhD scholarship plus a number of smaller awards in any subject. Please visit the FindAPhD website for further information.