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Tuition Fees 2021/22 Research

Please note that fees are payable in full at enrolment. Tuition fees should be paid in pounds sterling (GBP). A fee payment by instalment option is available to self-funding students undertaking on-campus degree programmes.

Please note that the fees below are for this academic year only. The fees go up each year therefore your tuition fee in your second & subsequent years of study will be higher. Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.

Some fee rates for students who enrolled on their degrees before 2020/21 are different.  Continuing students on the same degree programme are protected from annual increases higher than 5% - please see the Protected Fee Schedule 2020/21

The Government has guaranteed EU fee status students, both those that returned and those started in 2019/20 and 2020/21, that their tuition fees will remain at the Home/EU level for the duration of their programme of study at SOAS.

However, new students starting in and from September 2021 that have EU status will be classified as Overseas.

Students who are formally sponsored or funded by educational loans should provide evidence of funding for the relevant year before enrolment to fees@soas.ac.uk 

Doctoral researchers who have a second viva exam, after completing major corrections, are charged a re-examination fee. This is currently £300. Current students will be protected from any future increases, but the rate may be higher for those beginning their studies in 2021 and beyond.

Research Degrees: 

Continuing research students should refer to the protected fee schedule

Fieldwork is charged at the equivalent Full-time/Part-time rate.

Research Degrees Full-time  Part-time 
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Term
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Term
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MPhil/PhD: UK Students £1,495 £2,990 £4,486 £747 £1,495 £2,243
MPhil/PhD: Overseas £6,666 £13,333 £20,000 £3,333 £6,666 £10,000
Extension of Writing-up Status (Continuation-C) £330 £660 £990 £330 £660 £990
Extension of Enrolment (X)* £747 £1,495 £2,243 £747 £1,495 £2,243
Visiting Research Students: UK Students £1,495 £2,990 £4,486 -  - -
Visiting Research Students: Overseas £6,666 £13,333 £20,000 - - -

*Extension of Enrolment is only granted exceptionally, and you should contact the Doctoral School if you believe you need to apply.

Please direct any queries to fees@soas.ac.uk