In 2012-13, the tuition fees are £3,828 for home (including EU) students, and £11,740 for overseas students.
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 £13,590 per annum (in 2011-12) plus a London Allowance of £2,000 per annum, 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 Doctoral Training Accounts (DTAs) of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and of Queen Mary, University of London itself. The criterion for eligibility for the EPSRC DTA is a little technical, but roughly speaking, 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 College DTA is open to all.
You may wish to explore alternative funding sources, e.g., in form of grants from charities. A respective guide you can find 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 Science without Borders. 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.