UKRI Fee and Stipend Levels

UKRI Fee and Stipend Levels

The table below provides the UKRI minimum stipend (maintenance grant) and fee level for their funded students.  UKRI provides more information on their website about their studentships.

2016-17 £14,296 £4,121 Yes
2017-18 £14,553 £4,195 Yes
2018-19 £14,777 £4,260 Yes
2019-20 £15,009 £4,327 Yes
2020-21 £15,285 £4,407 Yes
2021-22 £15,609 £4,500 Yes
2022-23 £17,668 £4,596 Yes
2023-24 £18,622 £4,712 Yes
2024-25 £19,237 £4,786 Yes
2025-26 £19,795 £4,925 No
2026-27 £20,369 £5,068 No
2027-28 £20,960 £5,214 No

Annual Increase

Each year, UKRI usually increases its fee and stipend levels in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator. Minimum fees recommended by UKRI are adopted as the University of Glasgow Home-level tuition fee for postgraduate researchers on most doctoral programmes. The UKRI minimum stipend level is often used as a guide for other funders.

The stipend rate for 24/25 reflects the uplifted amount agreed by UKRI. Rates for subsequent years and the rate of increase are unconfirmed. What is shown has only a 2.9% p.a. increase applied.  This previously was the norm and enabled estimated calculations. As more information emerges, these figures will be updated.

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