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Tuition fees

PhD fees vary according to where you come from, whether you study full-time or part-time and where you are based during your degree.

Alumni discounts

If you've previously completed a degree with us, you’ll automatically receive our alumni discount (£1,500 off the cost of your tuition fees).

PhD funding

The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding. A studentship is usually a package that provides full funding for tuition fees and living costs. Information about studentships relevant for those wishing to study in the Department of Meteorology can be found on this page.



Become a future leader of the environmental sector with SCENARIO's Doctoral Training Partnership. Offering a wide range of funded PhD opportunities, SCENARIO brings partners from the public and industrial sectors together with academic supervisors to give you scientific expertise in environmental risk and sustainability.

Find out more about the NERC SCENARIO DTP.

Earth System Prediction Doctoral Training Programme

This collaborative Doctoral Training Programme with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) offers funded PhDs for researchers keen to address next-generation challenges in Earth system prediction, and operational weather and climate forecasting. Find out more about the Earth System Prediction Doctoral Training Programme.

Other available studentships for PhD study

The University's Doctoral and Researcher College School holds further information about studentships and other funding available for both UK and International PhD applicants. We suggest that international students also consider funding sources in their own country to increase their chances of securing finance.

Self-funded scholarships

The Department of Meteorology offers PhD scholarships for UK and international applicants who are self-funding.

These are available to full-time and part-time students, and those studying PhD by Distance.

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Doctoral loans

You may be eligible to apply for a government-funded doctoral loan to fund your PhD.
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Alternative sources of funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a database of less well-known sources of doctoral funding.

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Supplement your income

You might consider part-time or casual work as a way to supplement your income during your studies. There are often vacancies at the University, which you can apply for through Campus Jobs.