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  Research Degree Forms

The forms needed at each stage of a research student's career - from application to examination
Details about procedures can be found in the Research Degrees Framework.
 

Applications and admissions

Online application forms and information about making applications are available on the admissions pages of the University website.
 
RD2​ Authorisation for research student admission
 
RD2G Authorisation for research student admission (GTA)
To be used when approving the appointment of a Graduate Training Assistant
 
RD17 Application for PhD by published works  
This route to PhD is open only to current and former members of Edinburgh Napier University staff, and alumni of Edinburgh Napier University
 

Progress reviews

RD4 Determination of thesis topic and programme of study
 
RD5 Confirmation of target degree
 
RD6 Report on research student progress
 

Changes and interruptions to study

RD7 Application for suspension of registration
For students with extenuating circumstances
 
RD7-AA Request for approval of authorized absence
For Tier 4 visa-holding research students who need to be absent from University for 5+ days
 
RD8 Application to change mode of study 
For students who wish to change from full-time to part-time, or part-time to full-time study
 
RD9 Notification of withdrawal of registration
 
RD10 Application for extension to maximum period of registration
 
RD11 Application for change to approved supervisory team
 
Stipend-stopper
To be used whenever a student's stipend has to be stopped - temporarily or permanently, as a consequence of a progress decision or a change or interruption to study.
 

Examination and thesis

RD12 Application for approval of exam arrangements
 
RD12 checklist
To assist in completing form RD12
 
RD.CV Research degree examiner’s brief CV
 
RD15 Candidate’s declaration form
Must be submitted with the thesis for examination
 
RD18 Application for extension to deadline for submission of amended thesis  
For students with extenuating circumstances post-viva
 
RD20 Thesis submission
Must be submitted by the student with the final, approved version of the thesis
 
All examiner report forms (RD13, RD14 and RD16) are provided directly to examiners.
 
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