Forms & documents

All forms relating to research student admission, progress, changes to study arrangements and examination are available on this page. Information on current and previous academic regulations is provided on our staff intranet.

The PDFreference table tells you who needs to complete and sign, what additional items need to be included, which committee approves, and how to submit each form. If you have any questions, please contact our Research Degrees Administrator.

Applications & admissions

WordRD1 application form

WordReference form
WordTuition fee classification form
WordRD2 authorisation for research student admission

WordRD2G authorisation for Graduate Training Assistant
WordRD2A acceptance form
WordRD2GA acceptance form for Graduate Training Assistant

WordRD17 application form for PhD by Published Works

Student progress

WordRD4 determination of thesis topic and programme of study
WordRD5 determination of target degree
WordRD6 progress review

Change to study arrangements

WordRD7 application to suspend study
WordRD8 application to change mode of study
WordRD9 withdrawal form
WordRD10 application for extension to registration period
WordRD11 application to change supervisory team
WordStipend-stopper form


WordRD12 application for approval of exam arrangements
WordExaminer's brief CV form
WordRD13 examiner's pre-viva report
WordRD14 examiners' joint report on the viva
WordRD14b examiners' report on resubmission
WordRD15 candidate's declaration form
WordRD16 examiners' approval of corrections

Thesis & graduation

PDFGuidelines for students on what to submit for examination

PDFGuidelines for students on the final version of the thesis
PDFThesis submission checklist

WordEdinburgh Napier library form