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International Postgraduate Research Fees

Everything you need to know about Postgraduate Research fees at Northumbria University for international students. Navigate between the tabs to find out more about our fees for different academic years.

2019/20 Postgraduate Research Fees Information for International Applicants 

This information is for students applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2019/20. 

Click here for the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) guidance on tuition fee eligibility.

Band Details for PhD and MPhil Programmes

Bands  Band Details

Full-time International 

Fees Per Year

Part-time International

Fees Per Year

Band 1

Applies to PGR projects that can be completed within standard University-wide PGR resource provision. 



Band 2

Typically applies to primarily desk-based PGR projects with modest requirements beyond standard University-wide PGR resource provision.*



Band 3

Applies to PGR projects with project-related requirements as identified for Band 2 and typically also including intensive fieldwork, or intensive access to specialist facilities such as laboratories, studios and associated specialist equipment, software and consumables.



Band 4 

Shares the typical costs of Bands 2 & 3 and also includes access to premium facilities and/ or consumables.



Fees Details for PhD by Published Work

  Part-time and Full-time International Fees

PhD Published Work

(staff-only fee)


PhD Published Work

(for alumni, those with a formal academic association, or partner organisations) 


Fees Details for Professional Doctorates

Full-time International Fees Per Year Part-time International Fees Per Year

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)



Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL)


Doctor of Law (DLaw)



*Typical project-related requirements include:

  • Travel and subsistence for off-campus data collection, project meetings, conferences/research symposia (match-funded by appropriate RIS/external funding).
  • Fees/charges for conferences (match-funded by appropriate RIS/external funding), publication, health, safety and well-being requirements, specialist services such as translation.
  • Consumables of modest cost to support data collection/analysis activity and to meet health and safety requirements.
  • Specialist hardware or software of modest cost specific to the project.

Last updated: 15/05/19


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