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Fees & Funding

Please note that the internal deadline for fully-funded positions was the 31st of January 2017.

We are still accepting applications for our 50% funded studentships. These scholarships are designed for students who will provide the remaining funds themselves, either through personal funds or through a partnership independent of Queen Mary. For more information on this scheme, please email Mike Witcombe at

We accept applications for self-funded full or part-time projects all year round.

Tuition Fees

Information regarding the programme tuition fees for the 2016-17 academic year can be found here.


Funding is available for well-qualified applicants. The School currently supports five to ten new PG research students each year. Tuition fees are paid by the funding body, and students receive maintenance stipends at the UK Research Councils' rate of £16,296 per annum (in 2016-17) for a period of 3.5 years. Please see our projects and research themes page for information about current studentships and application deadlines.

The main sources of funding are the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Queen Mary, University of London itself. For EPRSC, stipends are available only to applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least three years (for purposes other than education, in the case of applicants from outside the EU). EU applicants who do not satisfy the residency condition may be offered fees-only awards.  Please refer to the EPSRC website for precise rules. The QMUl scholarships are open to all applicants, regardless of nationality.

You may wish to explore alternative funding sources, e.g. in the form of grants from charities. A guide can be found here.

Joint Queen Mary/China Scholarship Council studentships will be available for suitably qualified applicants from eligible Chinese Universities. For more details see here.

Queen Mary is currently building up connections with Mexican universities within the framework of the Conacyt scheme. Mexican students who are interested to do a PhD at our School are thus highly encouraged to explore respective funding opportunities.

Likewise, our College is one of the UK institutions participating in the new Brazilian Scholarship scheme Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido. Brazilian students can find College information about this scheme here.

All graduate students are offered the possibility of earning extra income from marking undergraduate work and/or teaching undergraduate exercise classes within the School.

Our School is also happy to support applications from PhD students who have funding from independent sources not listed here. These may include (but are not limited to) students:

▪funded by the Turkish government

▪funded by the Pakistani government through the HEC scheme

▪who are from Vietnam, for which scholarships from the Vietnamese government should be available; please contact Dr Mike Witcombe for further details.

▪who are faculty members of the Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan (further details of funding can be found here).