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Postgraduate tuition fees

Postgraduate tuition fees

All postgraduate taught courses have an annual fee. You’ll also need to take into account your living costs. Tuition fees cover all academic-related costs, such as teaching and supervision, use of the library and computing facilities, examinations and administration.

The amount you pay depends on whether you're a UK resident, or live outside the UK.

For EU students starting their course from September 2021 onwards, the UK Government has recently confirmed that you will not be eligible to pay the same fees as UK students, nor be eligible for funding from the Student Loans Company. This means you will be classified as an international student.

At Royal Holloway, we wish to support those students affected by this change in status through this transition. For eligible EU students starting their course with us in September 2021 (or January 2022, where applicable), we will award a fee reduction scholarship which brings your fee into line with the fee paid by UK students. This will apply for the duration of your course.

For eligible EU students starting their course with us in September 2022, we will award a fee reduction scholarship equivalent to 60% of the difference between the UK and international fee for your course. This will apply for the duration of your course.

To receive the fee reduction scholarship, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be classified as overseas for fees purposes
  • Be an EU national on 1 September before the start of the course
  • Recipients of the EU fee reduction scholarship are eligible to hold a second Royal Holloway scholarship.

A decision on the level of fee for EU students starting their course with us in September 2023 has not yet been made.

You can find the fee details for courses starting in 2021 on our course finder. Details for our 2022 courses will be published in September 2021.

Royal Holloway alumni who continue their studies with us at postgraduate level can automatically receive a 15% tuition fee discount. For 2021 entry, a 33% tuition fee discount is available on selected Masters courses for those who graduated in 2020 or are due to graduate in 2021. (Exemptions apply, please check our scholarships terms and conditions for more information).

We also offer a 10% tuition fee discount if you graduated with an undergraduate degree from one of many of the University of London universities (exemptions apply, please check individual scholarships pages below and scholarships terms and conditions for more information). 

Instalment plans

If you’re paying tuition fees yourself and are not applying for support and loans for fees via Student Finance England or Student Finance Services, you can opt to pay your fees in two equal instalments.

You need to pay at least 50% of the fee by enrolment in the first term. The second payment is then required during the first week of the second term, in January.

If you have an approved postgraduate loan you can pay in instalments that match your loan payments. For more information see our postgraduate information on Student Finance

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