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Information About Payments

Postgraduate Maintenance Payments

All payments of stipends to Postgraduate students will be paid by BACS to your nominated UK bank account. Payments are made by the Student Finance Office and are dependent on:

  • Us having an instruction from your Department or the Graduate School for the payment
  • You are Fully Enrolled as a student via the online enrolment system
  • You uploading your UK bank account details

In order to set up your bank details you should log in to the Student Records system and then navigate to the Finance page (My student records; My data; Finance). Click in the container that is headed "Collecting bank details for payments to student" and follow the instructions given.

Payments are only made to fully registered students and are made in advance on a monthly basis. Payments will generally be made by the first day of the academic year and by the 1st of the month in which they are due thereafter. During October, additional payment runs will be made to ensure that students receive their funds as quickly as possible.

Students who withdraw after an advance payment has been made will be asked to repay to the University any funds no longer due as a consequence of their withdrawal. Students who transfer their mode of study from Full Time to Part Time will be paid at a rate of 60% of their Full Time stipend.

If you have any queries regarding your payments, please see our frequently asked questions or email, quoting your University ID number.

New starters 2022/23

If you are a new Postgraduate Research student starting your research degree and you are in receipt of an award, please note that you do not need to contact the Postgraduate Scholarships team directly to make them aware. Your award (fees and/or stipend) will be processed following request from your department. This will be done in time for you to receive the 1st instalment at the beginning of October 2022 if you are eligible.

You need however, to ensure that:
  • you are fully enrolled
  • you have entered/updated your UK bank account details. You will be prompted to do this during the online enrolment

Please note that we receive all the information regarding new awards from the departments or the Doctoral College and will not process an award without their approval. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your department directly.

PGR Stipend Increase

We will be applying up to a 10% stipend increase to all students who receive their stipends from the University. We have now updated your payments. Payments will be made on time, and you should have received the new increased stipend. If you have a question about your stipend.