Fees and funding

Postgraduate study is a significant investment in your future. It is important that you understand the costs involved and the financial support available.

What are the tuition fees for my course?

Our tuition fees ensure the continued provision of high-quality teaching and first-class facilities for all our students. To find out your tuition fees, simply follow the steps below:

What other costs will there be?

Each degree may have different additional costs, which can be found on the programme pages. You may be required to pay these costs in order to fully participate in and complete your degree.

Your tuition fees contribute towards covering the operational costs of the University. This includes the costs of teaching, supervision and other learning provisions. Tuition fees are also used to help fund computing, library and student support services and facilities. 

Typically, tuition fees do not cover the costs of course books, stationery, printing, thesis binding, photocopying or any research related expenses. 

You have free access to desktop computers in the library and designated postgraduate study spaces on campus. However, most students also benefit from having their own laptop or tablet - the cost of which will vary according to your personal preference.

You'll also be expected to pay transport and parking costs when travelling to campus.

Library and IT services

It is free to use the library with your student ID card. However, there may be a fee for ordering material from libraries other than Kent’s Templeman Library such as the British Library. Fines are in place to ensure books and materials remain accessible to all students. Check your email for reminders to help you avoid fines and remember you are responsible for all items on your account. See more about library fines.

To use the University printers, copiers and scanners, you need a Kent IT Account. There is a small fee for printing and copying so you are required to buy print credits. See 'Print, copy or scan' for further details.

Graduation ceremony

You are invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate your graduation. In order to attend, all guests are required to hold a ticket. Payment of the graduation fee entitles you to bring up to two guests to the ceremony. Extra tickets are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

An academic gown must be hired from the Graduate Gowning Company if you want to attend your graduation ceremony. If you do not have a gown on the day, you will not be able to graduate.

For more information about what you need to do before, during and after your graduation ceremony, see the Congregations website

Lost student ID card

If you lose your student ID (KentOne card), a replacement costs £15.

Dissertation/thesis binding

On many courses, you will be required to have your dissertation or thesis printed and bound (typically two to three copies). The University's Design and Print Centre offer a binding service. See the Design and Print Centre web pages for a current price list.

Exam resit fees

If you resit an exam, a resit fee may apply.

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