Funding provided to ACCE DTP students comprises three parts:
- tuition fees
- a stipend
- a Research Support Training Grant (RTSG)
UKRI funding covers fees at the UK fee rate. To be classed as a home student for the UK fee rate, candidates must either be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), have settled or pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or have indefinite leave to remain in or enter the UK.
The DTP partners have various schemes which allow international students to join the DTP (if successful following interview) but only be required to pay home fees (e.g. University has a waiver, bursary scheme etc). Home fees are already covered in the UKRI funding, meaning that successful international candidates do not need to find any additional funding for fees. Please contact us if you have any questions about this, as we can advise about the situation at your institution of interest.
From the 2021/22 academic year EU students are no longer eligible for home fee status, but the above will apply as it does to other international candidates.
Visa costs for international candidates are not covered by ACCE.
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All ACCE DTP students receive a stipend to provide for living costs. This is paid monthly, is non-taxable, and does not need to be paid back. Stipends are paid at the UKRI National Minimum Doctoral Stipend rate, which increases each year, typically with inflation. The minimum stipend rate for the 2023/24 academic year will be set by UKRI in spring 2023. For 2022/23 the stipend rate is £17,668.
For students who are based in London for at least 12 months continuously there is an additional London weighting. For 2022/23, students studying in London receive a stipend of £19,668.
Research Support Training Grant (RTSG)
Your RTSG is designated for any research-related costs which may arise during your project, such as training, specific equipment you may need, research consumables to be used during your project, or travelling for fieldwork or to attend a conference. The RTSG is set at £11,000 for the lifetime of your PhD. Of this, £2,800 is retained by ACCE to fund the many cohort training activates you will attend. This gives you £8,200, which you can tailor to your research needs.
Disability Support Allowance (DSA)
If you have a disability you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance from UKRI, which is paid on top of your studentship stipend. This helps to cover the cost of any additional support that you may need as a result of a disability, mental health problem or specific learning difficulty, including non-medical personal assistance, specialist equipment, extra travel costs, and general expenses.