Fees and funding

Tuition fees

  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2018/19
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2018/19

Research Student Scholarships

The University offers a range of funding opportunities for research students, which include dedicated funding streams and access to funding sources available to other students.

University of Roehampton PhD Studentship: Data-driven modelling of pattern formation in ecology and collective behaviour

Fully funded PhD opportunity for UK or EU nationals to work with the Centre for Research in Ecology Evolution and Behaviour of the University of Roehampton (London, UK). Stipend of £16,777 per year, for three years. The tuition fees of £4,260 per year will be covered by the University.
Research funds (£14,000) will also be provided to support the direct research costs of the PhD (research travel costs, computer, consumables etc.)

Applicants must have or will achieve a Master’s degree by the 31st December 2018.

Potential Research Topics include:
Morphogenesis, geometry and function of social insect nests
Individual mechanisms underlying community-level dynamics in microscopic ecological communities
Coordination of individual and collective motion in animal groups

We encourage all applicants to read the attached document here for more detail on the scholarship including detail on potential research topics and eligibility.

Application Deadline: 10th November 2018

The start date for this position is the 1st January 2019.

PhD Supervisors: Dr Andrea Perna, Dr Lewis Halsey.

Expressions of interest, including a CV, should be made to Dr Andrea Perna (andrea.perna@roehampton.ac.uk).

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy funded PhD studentship, 2019, in conjunction with the ETHOS project

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is offering a part time PhD bursary of £7,500 per year (under review) including part-time course fees, for up to five years starting in October 2019.

Applicants are invited to submit research proposals for the following project: “School-based Humanistic Counselling: using data from ETHOS”. The proposed project aims to utilise data collected as part of the Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of school-based humanistic counselling in schools (ETHOS) trial, with the overall aim of understanding why school counselling may be effective for some young people and not for others.

You’ll be educated to Masters level in a relevant discipline or have equivalent research experience that demonstrates you’re ready to engage in a doctorate. You’ll have a good record of educational achievement in relevant disciplines and sufficient research training to undertake doctoral research.

You’ll include a project rationale, proposed methodology or methodologies and an outline of the potential impact of your proposed project. You’ll also provide information on the proposed doctoral supervisors, including evidence that they’re willing or able to take you on as a doctoral student.

Our doctoral bursaries are for students enrolled on PhD research-only programmes. Professional doctorate programmes in the areas of counselling, psychotherapy or counselling or clinical psychology aren’t eligible. You must be able to meet the attendance regulations at your chosen university.

For more information:

PhD studentships 2019 - Programme aims, eligibility and application process (pdf 0.3MB)

PhD studentships 2019 - Application form (docx 89KB)

The deadline for applications is noon on 31 January 2019. Interviews will take place on 26 and 27 March 2019.

For pre-submission enquiries, contact Dr Andy Boyle at BACP_research@bacp.co.uk.

Department of English and Creative Writing and the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL)

We are pleased to announce that the current round of applications for our annual scholarships in children’s literature is open (studies commencing October 2019).

TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership 2019

We invite applications from outstanding candidates for our TECHNE AHRC doctoral studentships. Studentships are awarded in departments across the university, but the NCRCL will consider applications for projects related to children’s literature or creative writing for children. Projects drawing on our archival holdings—such as the Richmal Crompton archive—will be especially welcome. For more information and details of how to apply, please see our Graduate School pages:


Postgraduate Research Studentships – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship 2019

In addition to TECHNE studentships, we will award our annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship to a candidate of the highest calibre. Applicants for TECHNE awards will be considered automatically for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship, so please apply for a TECHNE studentship in the first instance. Candidates who do not secure TECHNE funding will be eligible to compete for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship—you do not need to apply separately.

Please note that although TECHNE funding can be secured by students who have already started their doctoral studies, the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship is only open to new applicants.

Fully-funded by the University of Roehampton, Department of English and Creative Writing.

Covers Home/EU fees of £4,260, as well as an annual stipend at current Research Council rates (£16,777.00.p.a. for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress). 

For more details on the scholarship and how to apply please view the document here.

AHRC TECHNE Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of technē, a consortium of nine institutions in London and the South-East that form an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The technē consortium will fund 57 studentships per year over five years (2019-24), for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions.

technē is comprised of nine academic partner institutions: Royal Holloway University of London (co-ordinator), University of Roehampton, Brighton University, Kingston University, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London, University of Westminster, Brunel University and Loughborough University, London; and fifteen cultural partner organisations. Please visit technē to find out more about the aims and opportunities of the consortium.

Applications for 2019/20 are now invited.

TECHNE/AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2019/20


ESRC SeNSS Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be part of the South-east Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a consortium of 10 universities working as a Doctoral Training Partnership to offer Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships. Roehampton is working in two pathways - education and social anthropology.

Applications for 2019/20 October 2019 start are now open, please click on the above to find out details and how to apply

Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL)

British Council funded HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities. The Scheme will upgrade academic staff in Palestinian universities through a PhD Scholarship programme. 13 PhD scholarships are awarded to candidates in Palestinian universities in the West Bank and Gaza.

Applications for 2018/19 are now open.

For more details on the scholarship and how to apply please view the document here.

Alumni Scholarship

All UK, EU and international alumni holding a full Roehampton undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification and those who studied here on an exchange/study abroad programme who wish to return to the University of Roehampton to take a higher programme of study. This applies a 20% discount to your tuition fees. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; your eligibility will be assessed automatically.

International PhD Students

International students are not excluded from the University's scholarship awards, although you may be required to pay the difference between the 'home/EU' and 'overseas' student fee rates. Visit the International Students website for more information on financing your studies in the UK.


Santander Ede & Ravenscroft grants

Santander and Ede & Ravenscroft have both awarded a number of grants to research students, to support their research work. The Graduate School holds a single competition each year to allocate these grants. The 2018 competition is now open, if you have received either Ede and Ravenscroft or Santander funding before whilst studying for your doctoral award, you are not eligible to apply again for this funding.’

We are holding a single competition to allocate these grants, with a single application form incorporating all criteria, keeping the combined processes of applying for and awarding the grants as simple as possible.

Deadline: Applications are currently closed, please look out for when the new competition will be open.

The application form can be found via this link Santander and Ede & Ravenscroft application. More information can be found here