Postgraduate research applicants

Learn more about applying for a postgraduate research course 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

Committed to recruiting and supporting talented doctoral researchers, the University of Surrey is delighted to be able to offer more than 100 fully funded studentships for 2018 across a range of disciplines. 

Opportunities are available for all students on a competitive basis across all subject areas. Details can be found across our course pages and on our fees and funding site.

Our Doctoral College serves as a hub, bringing together the key research services across Surrey to support researcher excellence and employability.

For general enquiries about studentships, please contact:

Apply now and join our world-class, multi-disciplinary and research-led university at an exciting time.