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Each postgraduate programme incurs a programme tuition fee payable to SETU.  Postgraduate fees are set each year and include the registration fee, tuition fee and examination fee. All fees are reviewed on an annual basis. 

You must pay at least 50% of the total fee online at the beginning of the year (e.g. if total fee is €8,000 1st instalment due at registration is €4,000) and the remaining 50% by 31st January of that academic year. Please note you will not have access to University facilities until the first instalment has been paid. You may instead pay 100% of the total annual fee online at the beginning of the year if you choose. 

Please note: The deposit of €500 paid through PAC to secure your place is non-refundable.

EU postgraduate programmes fees

Download SETU EU postgraduate programme fees schedule PDF 295.985 KB

If you are located outside of the EU, SETU International Non-EU programme fees will apply to you. 

Please visit the international fees section for information

Notes for 2023/2024 taught postgraduate fees

  • Students who have studied at SETU in Waterford through the nursing programme (BSc and/or PG Dip) will be eligible for a reduced fee of €3,150 for the MSc in Nursing.
  • Students undertaking the MSc in Computing on a campus in Waterford – Reduced Fees for Irish/EU students who qualify for HEA support under the Government initiative to meet IT skills needs, identified by the Expert Group on future skills needs.
  • The Government jobs initiative, Springboard, HCI, LMA and HEA ICT Skills etc., programme fees are not included in the above Taught Postgraduate Fee Schedule. Please refer to the SETU Part-time & Springboard+ Prospectus. 
  • Special programmes may be commissioned to meet the needs of industry partners. In such case a separate fee structure may apply.
  • All Programmes listed above are subject to demand, therefore some programmes may not run.
  • For fees queries in relation to progression from Postgraduate Diplomas to Masters programmes, please contact the fees office

Notes for 2023/2024 research postgraduate fees

  • Additional Fees may be incurred where duration of Study extends beyond 2 years for a Full-time Masters (4 years Part-time); 3 years for a Traditional PhD (6 years Part-time) and 4 years for a Structured PhD (8 years Part-time)
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Continuation Fees - Students registered on the Doctorate in Business Administration programme will be allowed one additional academic year to complete their final research paper. The additional academic year is only available to students in the academic year following the 4th year of the 4-year programme. Should additional time be required to complete the programme thereafter, the student will be charged a continuation fee
  • The above fees apply to all Research Students registering from 1st January 2024.

NOTE: The University is not bound by any error in, or omission from the information provided.   

Click here for information on research funding agencies and other research funding options.



If you have any queries in relation to your fees, you can contact us by email or phone.

Please detail your query we will endeavour to meet your needs as best we can.