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Grants & Fees Office

Postgraduate Students

All Postgraduate programme fees consist of the following two elements:

  1. A Student Contribution and;
  2. A Tuition charge.

Please see Schedule of Fees webpage for more details. http://www.lit.ie/GrantsandFees/Schedule.aspx

There are two types of postgraduate students, Research and Taught.

Research Postgraduate Fees 2018/2019

The annual fee for EU research postgraduate students commencing in 2018/2019 is €5,007 for a Masters by Research (Level 9) and €5,161 for a PhD by Research (Level 10).

The Fees are charged annually over 2 years for a Masters and 3 years for a PhD full-time.

Where a research postgraduate student fails to complete their programme in the prescribed time a continuation fee will apply of €1,000 in subsequent years.

For more information on Research Postgraduate programmes, please contact the Graduate Research Office on +353 61 29353 or email graduatestudies@lit.ie.

Taught Postgraduate Fees 2018/2019

The fees for taught postgraduate programmes vary and can be found in table four of the Fees Schedule (http://www.lit.ie/GrantsandFees/Schedule.aspx). 

Payment Options

All Taught Postgraduate students can avail of three payment options:

Option 1:        100% on registration.
Option 2:        50% on registration and 50% by the 15th January.
Option 3:        By Instalment Plan – Signed and Agreed with the Grants & Fees Office.

Please see our How to Pay your Fees and Payment of Fees Deadlines sections for more details.

PLEASE NOTE: Examination results will not be released to any student with an outstanding fee.  Students will not be permitted to register for the next academic session or graduate until their outstanding fees are paid in full.

SUSI Grant

Students enrolling on postgraduate programmes may be entitled to financial assistance under the Student Grant Scheme.  To see if you are eligible for a Grant please click on the following link https://susi.ie/eligibility/postgraduate-student/

Other Financial Supports Available:

Tax relief is available on postgraduate tuition fees for more details Click Here.

Students should contact the Institute to find out about scholarships or bursaries.

Useful Webpages:

LIT Postgraduate Programmes: http://www.lit.ie/Postgraduate.
LIT Sports Scholarships:          http://www.lit.ie/Sports/Scholarships/default.aspx
Student Finance:                     www.studentfinance.ie

Financial institutions are providing loans to students to pay for postgraduate programmes. Shop around for the best rates.


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