Fees and funding

Tuition fees


  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2018/19
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2018/19


  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2019/20
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2019/20

You can now apply for a loan for PhD Study, please visit https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan/what-you-get for further information.

Research Student Scholarships

The University offers a range of funding opportunities for research students, which include dedicated funding streams and access to funding sources available to other students.

Roehampton PhD scholarship

Engendering the Stage: The Records of Early Modern Performance

Two fully funded PhD opportunities for UK or EU nationals who have a Master’s degree by 1st January 2020. The successful applicants will join the Leverhulme Research Project Grant, Engendering the Stage: The Records of Early Modern Performance, a collaboration between the University of Roehampton and King’s College London, based at the Department of English and Creative Writing, Roehampton. 

Supervision of the studentships will be shared between Roehampton and KCL; one studentship will be based at Roehampton and one at KCL. Both studentships will cover annual tuition fees and each comes with a stipend of £17,009 per year (including London weighting), for three years. Research funds will cover additional training in palaeography and archival handling and a laptop to be shared between both students.

The start date for both positions is 1 January 2020.

Eligibility Conditions and Duties: 
Candidates should have successfully completed BA and MA degrees to a high level in English Literature, History, Drama or a related field, specialising in the early modern period. They should be able to demonstrate a focus in gender, feminist, performance and / or queer studies and an aptitude for palaeography and transcription; further specialised training will be provided.

We encourage all applicants to read the attached document here for more detail on the scholarship.

Final application Deadline
18 November 2019

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Clare McManus, Prof. Lucy Munro and Dr. Jane Kingsley-Smith (at Roehampton); Prof. Lucy Munro, Dr. Sarah Lewis and Prof. Clare McManus (at KCL).

Application Process:
Expressions of interest, including a CV, should be made to Prof. Clare McManus (c.mcmanus@roehampton.ac.uk) by 11 November 2019. An application will then need to be made through the Roehampton Application Portal once confirmed by Prof. Clare McManus.

Department of English and Creative Writing and the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL)

We are pleased to announce that the current round of applications for our annual scholarships in children’s literature is open (studies commencing October 2019).

TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership 2019

We invite applications from outstanding candidates for our TECHNE AHRC doctoral studentships. Studentships are awarded in departments across the university, but the NCRCL will consider applications for projects related to children’s literature or creative writing for children. Projects drawing on our archival holdings—such as the Richmal Crompton archive—will be especially welcome. For more information and details of how to apply, please see our Graduate School pages:


Postgraduate Research Studentships – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship 2019

In addition to TECHNE studentships, we will award our annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship to a candidate of the highest calibre. Applicants for TECHNE awards will be considered automatically for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship, so please apply for a TECHNE studentship in the first instance. Candidates who do not secure TECHNE funding will be eligible to compete for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship—you do not need to apply separately.

Please note that although TECHNE funding can be secured by students who have already started their doctoral studies, the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship is only open to new applicants.

Fully-funded by the University of Roehampton, Department of English and Creative Writing.

Covers Home/EU fees of £4,260, as well as an annual stipend at current Research Council rates (£16,777.00.p.a. for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress). 

For more details on the scholarship and how to apply please view the document here.

AHRC TECHNE Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of technē, a consortium of nine institutions in London and the South-East that form an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The technē consortium will fund 57 studentships per year over five years (2019-24), for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions.

technē is comprised of nine academic partner institutions: Royal Holloway University of London (co-ordinator), University of Roehampton, Brighton University, Kingston University, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London, University of Westminster, Brunel University and Loughborough University, London; and fifteen cultural partner organisations. Please visit technē to find out more about the aims and opportunities of the consortium.

Applications for 2020/21 are now invited.

TECHNE/AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2020/21


ESRC SeNSS Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be part of the South-east Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a consortium of 10 universities working as a Doctoral Training Partnership to offer Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships. Roehampton is working in two pathways - education and social anthropology.

Applications for 2020/21 October 2020 start are now open, please click on the above to find out details and how to apply

Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL)

British Council funded HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities. The Scheme will upgrade academic staff in Palestinian universities through a PhD Scholarship programme. 13 PhD scholarships are awarded to candidates in Palestinian universities in the West Bank and Gaza.

Applications for 2018/19 are now open.

For more details on the scholarship and how to apply please view the document here.

Alumni Scholarship

All UK, EU and international alumni holding a full Roehampton undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification and those who studied here on an exchange/study abroad programme who wish to return to the University of Roehampton to take a higher programme of study. This applies a 20% discount to your tuition fees. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; your eligibility will be assessed automatically.

International PhD Students

International students are not excluded from the University's scholarship awards, although you may be required to pay the difference between the 'home/EU' and 'overseas' student fee rates. Visit the International Students website for more information on financing your studies in the UK.


Santander and Ede & Ravenscroft grant

The university has a number of grants available for research and scholarship funded by Santander and by Ede & Ravenscroft, to support the work of research students. We are holding a single competition to allocate these grants, with a single application form incorporating all criteria, keeping the combined processes of applying for and awarding the grants as simple as possible. The 2019 competition is now open, if you have received either Ede and Ravenscroft or Santander funding before whilst studying for your doctoral award, you are not eligible to apply again for this funding.’

Deadline: Friday 22nd November 2019

The application form can be found via this link Santander and Ede & Ravenscroft application. More information can be found here