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Fees and Funding

When considering postgraduate study you need to assess realistically your potential sources of funding for fees and living expenses (for full-time students). As you are aware, there is strong competition for scholarships and studentships for full-time students.

If you are considering studying part-time you may need to be persuasive to obtain sponsorship from your employer. For some types of funding you need to have secured a postgraduate place at university before you can be considered for financial support so don't be put off from applying.


Please see the Registry website for fees information.

The level of tuition fee you have to pay depends on your 'tuition fee status'. This is determined by this University in accordance with The Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997, when an offer of a place is made. There are essentially two categories of postgraduate fees: UK/EU rate and Overseas rate. The important, but not necessarily the only, factors that determine tuition fee status are:

Not all cases are clear-cut. For example, holding a UK passport is not in itself a guarantee of classification as a home student; whereas foreign nationals who have been living in the UK for many years (being here for schooling or university education does not count) may be eligible for home fee status.

It is advisable to have your fee status assessed at an early stage of your enquiries, if you are in any doubt, to avoid disappointment later. A Fee Questionnaire can be obtained from the International Office.

Living costs

Dundee offers students a lower cost of living than most other parts of the UK - approximately 15% less than the UK average. Estimated living costs for a single full-time student are about £650 per month to meet normal living costs, including accommodation, food, heating, textbooks, etc. Travel to and from your home or home country is not included.

Sources of funding

PhD Studentships currently available
Information for UK/EU Students
Information for Overseas Students