Fees and funding

Tuition fees


  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2019/20
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2019/20


  • Research/Doctoral Fees for Home/EU Students 2020/21
  • Research/Doctoral Fees for International Students 2020/21

You can now apply for a loan for PhD Study, please visit https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan/what-you-get for further information.

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.

PhD Studentship Bursary (3 years) in Business

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an academic development programme where you will engage in PhD study full time and integrate into the life of the Roehampton Business School. See our web-site for details of current research.

The Bursary:  Funding is available for 3 years full-time study. The Bursary is paid at £17,285 per annum and tuition fees are waived.  Applications are welcomed in support of the Business School research focus on Business Research with a Social Conscience, for example projects on:

  • Organisational resilience and sustainability in strategic decision-making
  • Management control and development of family firms
  • Ethnicity in the labour market
  • Gender, equality and ethics in organisations and professions
  • Technological change and economic development
  • FinTech innovations and foreign direct investment (FDI) in sub-Saharan Africa

Contact: Research Degrees Convenor elaine.harris@roehampton.ac.uk

Learning and Teaching Activities:

In addition to the research project, scholarship students will contribute to the delivery of at least one taught undergraduate module per year. It will include undertaking some lectures and seminars fully supported by academic colleagues and a professional development programme.

Full time bursary students shall be available for the equivalent of 6 hours a week over 40 weeks a year to work within the Business School.

Research Environment:

The University of Roehampton is the most research-intensive modern university in the UK, according to Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the official national audit of research quality. At Roehampton, we submitted work by more than two-thirds of our academic staff, in 13 subject areas, to the REF. This is the highest proportion of any modern university. Overall, 66 per cent of our research is now classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and a high proportion of research in every one of our ten academic departments of is judged as of world-class quality. If you join us as a student or staff member, you’ll be working with academic staff undertaking research at the highest level. The Roehampton Business School offers a vibrant research community and has a strong, active and engaged postgraduate community. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School training programme.

Eligibility and how to apply:

In order to be eligible, applicants should hold a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualification) and a Master’s degree (at merit level or equivalent) in a related subject. Previous applicants need not apply.

The successful candidate should be available to start on 2nd January 2021.

To apply, please go to the University of Roehampton website here.

Please note that as you are applying for a specific Studentship award you do not need to make contact with a specific potential supervisor in advance as indicated at the top of that page. Please just go to the online portal and complete the application and be sure to note the following points:

  • On the online form there is a question asking whether you have funding in place. State: “applying for RBS PhD Studentship” - this is important to distinguish your application from other non-studentship forms.
  • Include in your supporting documents, a cover letter stating the reasons you are applying for this studentship and outlining your expertise and relevant skills.
  • Please also address in two paragraphs maximum why you are interested in one of the specific research projects as advertised and which research methods you would use to conduct the research.

The closing date for completed applications is: Friday 30th October 2020.
First round interviews with Professors are planned for: w/c 9th November 2020.
Formal interviews will be held: Tuesday 24th November 2020.

Roehampton PhD scholarship

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 are currently closed, please check back later in the year once the next round of the competion is open.


Applications are invited for a TECHNE Partnership PhD studentship, part-time or full-time, co-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Roehampton, starting in January 2021.  The award offers a stipend for three years (value for 20-21 is £17,285.00) or pro rata for part time students.  Students can apply to extend the stipend to undertake a work placement for a period of 1-6 months.

Please click on the above heading to find detailed information on the Collaborative Award (CDA).

The closing date for applications is 23rd November


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 are currently closed, please check back later in the year once the next round of the competion is open.


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 and Ede & Ravenscroft grant

The university has a number of grants available for research and scholarship funded by Santander and by Ede & Ravenscroft, to support the work of research students. 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. Applications are currently closed, please check back later in the year once the next round of the competion is open.

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