Resources for Applicants

2022/23 Training schedule:

Please see an example of our last cohort’s training schedule here: London NERC DTP Brief Guide for Students 2022-23  

Guides and Handbooks:

Research Councils Terms and Conditions
Researcher Development Statement (RDS)

Indicative Stipend and Fees:


  • Home Tuition Fees (£4,596 for 2022/23).
  • Stipend based on the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) minimum rate (currently £19,668 including London Weighting Allowance for 2022/2023). 

For more information about stipends and tuition fees, visit the UKRI website.

Disabled Students’ Allowances:

If you have a disability you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

You should speak to your research organisation’s disability advisor to assess your needs. They can help put the right support in place, including a DSA application if necessary. You cannot claim DSA directly from UKRI.

DSA helps to cover the cost of any additional support that a person studying for a doctorate might need as a result of a disability, mental health problem or specific learning difficulty.

The allowance covers:

  • non-medical personal assistance
  • specialist equipment
  • extra travel costs
  • general expenses.

Please see UKRI DSA guidance here

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