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Money matters

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University’s Postgraduate fees and funding page for more information.


Fees vary according to the type of programme you choose (e.g. research or taught; classroom-laboratory- or workshop-based; clinical) and whether you are a student from the UK or overseas.

View the full list of postgraduate taught fees

View the full list of postgraduate research fees

For more information about postgraduate fees, including your fees status and how to pay, please visit our postgraduate fees pages.

Discount on postgraduate courses
We offer a 10 per cent discount on postgraduate courses for University of Southampton final-year students and alumni. Find out more here.


Bursaries are top-up payments that are awarded either for academic excellence or achievement in another area.

Overseas students commonly have financial support from their own government or another source within their country. We also offer a Chemistry international bursary scheme.

Chemistry international bursary scheme 

A bursary of £2000 is available for non EU/UK students on the MSc program starting in October. This bursary is designed to reward talented high-quality students who study for the MSc program at Southampton and recognises the increased costs associated for overseas students. The bursary is awarded in 4 x £500 payments through the year and is subject to review. Further details can be gathered on request.

Please contact Mrs Penny Spake  for further information.


Saïd Foundation scholarships

The University of Southampton is proud to be a partner of the Saïd Foundation. If you are a student from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine or Syria you may be able to apply for a Saïd Foundation scholarship to study with us.

Southampton International Merit Scholarships

The University of Southampton is pleased to be able to offer Merit Scholarships to International (non-EU) students entering Masters level degree programmes for 2016 entry.

The Southampton International Merit Scholarship is available to International (non-EU) postgraduate applicants from selected countries. The scholarships award £5,000 for applicants with a 1st or equivalent attained in their first degree, and £3,000 for applicants with a 2.1 or equivalent attained in their first degree.

These Scholarships will be in the form of a tuition fee reduction. A maximum of £5,000 will be awarded in year 1 only.

More information on eligible countries can be found on the Scholarships and funding by country page


The British Council’s Education UK website includes a range of helpful information for international candidates. They may be able to advise on funding available to nationals of individual countries, or candidates hoping to undertake certain types of research work. Visit the Education UK website for more details.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers UK government funding for postgraduate study to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. Visit the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website for more details.


Many PhD studentship opportunities become available during the year for UK and EU residents. These are available from a range of sources, primarily the research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, NERC and MRC), charities, and industry. You will generally need a 2:1 or first-class degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related science discipline to be eligible to apply.

We will be happy to discuss opportunities with you. Please contact us for further information.

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