Applying to Surrey

Postgraduate research applicants

Learn more about applying for a postgraduate research programme at the University of Surrey.

Postgraduate research application process

If you’re applying for admission to a postgraduate research programme, you’re advised to discuss your proposed topic of research with the relevant faculty before you submit your application. You’ll find contact details on the webpage for the programme you’re interested in.

Once this discussion has taken place, the application process in the same for all postgraduate programmes at Surrey. Learn more about how to apply.

Postgraduate research admissions policy

We want to support students to achieve their full potential, and believe that it’s important to consider applications based on individual merit. With this in mind, your application will be considered in a fair, transparent and consistent way.

Read our Postgraduate research admissions policy.

Postgraduate research studentships

The University of Surrey offers a number of doctoral studentships.

Opportunities are available on a competitive basis across all subject areas and current opportunities are advertised on the relevant programme page.

You can also view our advertised PhD Studentships.

For faculty/subject-specific studentships, visit:

Read information about ESRC South East Doctoral Training Centre studentships and see our postgraduate fees and financial support page for details of Research Council opportunities.

For general enquiries about studentships, please contact: phdstudentships@surrey.ac.uk