If you wish to apply for a research degree please go to http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply.php. If you are not applying for a specific PhD studentship we would ask that you visit the relevant discipline's website for details of research areas and potential supervisors and make informal contact with your preferred supervisor before applying.

If you are applying for a specific PhD Studentship, please follow the instructions in the advert ensuring that you meet the entry requirements and are fully aware of the funding criteria.

It is important when submitting an application to the University that you ensure you have completed all the necessary sections and enclosed all the relevant documentation to ensure that your application can be processed as quickly as possible.

Application Materials

To apply for any of our programmes you must submit:

  • A completed Postgraduate Application Form
  • Undergraduate (and postgraduate, if applicable) degree certificates and transcripts along with official gradind systems.
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • 2 Academic Reference letters (only required if applying for a funded studentship). Referees may email their letters to cpsgrad@abdn.ac.uk if they prefer, quoting your applicant reference number.

Contact Us

If you wish to discuss your suitability or documentation required for any programme please get in touch and we will be able to talk you through the application process.