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Administrative Services - Fees & Grants

Seirbhísí Riaracháin - Tailli agus Deontas

Graduate Research Fees 2011/12

University College Dublin is not bound by any error in, or omission from, the following information.

Important Note: tuition fees are subject to change year-on-year; the fee that applies to your programme is the current year fee.

Unless indicated all fees listed cover one semester of a programme only.

PhD Fee Rates - relationship
with years of study

Programme Years of Programme Eu Fee € Non-EU €
Arts & Celtic Studies
PhD / Masters by Research / M Litt - Full-time 1 - 3 5,200 8,900
  4 2,600 5,200
  Subsequent years 3,900 6,675
PhD / Masters by Research / M Litt - Part-time 1 - 6 3,500 6,000
  Subsequent years 2,080 4,160
Human Sciences
PhD / Masters by Research / M Litt - Full-time 1 - 3 5,200 8,900
  4 2,600 5,200
  Subsequent years 3,900 6,675
PhD / Masters by Research / M Litt - Part-time 1 - 6 3,500 6,000
  Subsequent years 2,080 4,160
Doctor in Clinical Psychology      
Business & Law
PhD / Masters by Research Full-time 1 - 3 5,200 10,400
  4 2,600 5,200
  Subsequent years 3,900 7,800
PhD / Masters by Research Part-time 1 - 6 3,500 6,000
  Subsequent years 2,080 4,160
Health Sciences, Engineering & Arch, Ag, Food Sci & Vet Med, Science
PhD / Masters by Research Full-time
(incl Doctor of Nursing (DN) and Doctor of Midwifery (DM))
1 - 3 5,800 11,600
  4 2,900 5,800
  Subsequent years 4,350 8,700
PhD / Masters by Research Part-time 1 - 6 3,800 7,600
  Subsequent years 2,300 4,600
MD, MCh, MAO: UCD Supervised (X134) 1 - 2 4,170 8,340
  Subsequent years 2,060 4,120
MD, MCh, MAO : Supervised outside UCD (X134) 1 - 2 1,880 3,760
  Subsequent years 850 1,700

PhD Fee Rates - Relationship with years of study

The following table summarises (i) the current approach to year four fees for full-time students and (ii) what has subsequently been agreed in discussions regarding year’s 5 and beyond. This is published on foot of discussions with the Students' Union, concluded on 14 September 2010.

phd fees

The above table may also be seen in terms of the following:

  • Entrants in 2010/11 will pay 100% in each of their four years and in any additional years beyond that.
  • Those beginning year 2 in 2010/11 will pay 100% for years 2 and 3, 50% in year four, and 100% in year 5 and beyond. 
  • Those beginning year 3 in 2010/11 will pay 100% this year, 50% in year 4, 100% in year 5 and 100% in year 6.
  • Those beginning year 4 in 2010/11 will pay 50% this year, 75% in year 5 and 100% in year 6.