University and College fees

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Graduate students are required to pay a University Composition Fee (UCF). This is the fee levied for teaching, supervision, student support and the facilities you will receive and have access to from the University and your College.

For course costs, fees and funding opportunities please see the following Graduate Admissions page for Finance, Fees and Funding.

Proof of funding for the cost of your course needs to be in place before you start your course. You are therefore strongly advised to apply to all available sources of funding available to you as soon as possible.

Other costs


The rent for College rooms, including heating and electricity is from £1154.44 to £1823.31 per quarter, depending on the room. It is expected that the College rents will increase by more than the rate of inflation over the next few years. King's is able to guarantee accommodation to all graduate students for at least one year.


All students who live in College owned accommodation pay a Catering Charge per term. In the first year of a graduate course, this charge is £127.40 per term. In later years, the charge is reduced to £63.70. There is no further charge during the summer. Meals are provided in the Dining Hall. Members of King's pay a reduced rate.

Financial support

Graduate grants

Most grant-making bodies pay all fees plus maintenance. The College recommends that at least £13,000 is needed for maintenance per year. See the University's graduate funding page.

King's Studentship

Note: as well as the general studentships below, King's offers the TRACE Scholarship in Law and Sydney Brenner/DuPont Studentship in Advanced Materials.

You can also apply for the King's Studentship. The deadline for applications to this fund is the 31 January of each year and applicants will be notified of the results between July and August of that same year. All awards will be tenable from 1 October, the beginning of the new academic year. Applications can be downloaded from this website (see below).

For graduate funding provided by the College itself use the following links to King's Studentship information:

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