Payment (fees and expenses)

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the annual honorarium and expenses. 

If you have any additional queries that are not covered here, please feel free to email these to externalexaminers@surrey.ac.uk and the Quality Enhancement and Standards team will respond to you as soon as possible.

How are my annual fees calculated?

  • Flat fee of £100 per appointment
  • £2 per each taught credit (i.e. 15-credit taught modules = £30)
  • £3 per each final year project/dissertation module (i.e. 60-credit dissertation module = £180)
  • In addition to this, the University pays £100 per each visit as an attendance fee

Where can I find information about my annual honorarium/fees?

This information can be found in your appointment letter. If you have any further queries in relation to your fee, please contact externalexaminers@surrey.ac.uk.

How can I claim my fees and expenses costs?

Please read the full guidance about claiming fees and expenses in the Notes of guidance for external examiners (PDF).

Where can I find the payment/expenses claim form?

Download the claim form (xlsx). A hard copy can be requested from externalexaminers@surrey.ac.uk.

When will I be paid?

The University's Payroll team accepts claim up to 10th of each month, with the exception of earlier deadlines in December and April due to bank holidays. The payment is made on the last working day of the month.

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