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Tuition Fees 2020/21 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 2019/20 are different.  Continuing students on the same degree programme are protected from annual increases higher than 5% - please see the Protected Fee Schedule 2019/20

The Government has guaranteed EU students, both returning and those starting in the 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.

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 
One
Term
Two
Terms
Three
Terms
One
Term
Two
Terms
Three
Terms
MPhil/PhD: Home/EU £1,480 £2,960 £4,440 £740 £1,480 £2,220
MPhil/PhD: Overseas £6,350 £12,700 £19,050 £3,175 £6,350 £9,525
Extension of Writing-up Status (Continuation-C) £330 £660 £990 £330 £660 £990
Extension of Enrolment (X)* £733 £1,465 £2,198 £733 £1,465 £2,198
Visiting Research Students: Home/EU £1,480 £2,960 £4,440 -  - -
Visiting Research Students: Overseas £6,350 £12,700 £19,050 - - -

*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