When should applications be made?

Ideally, for research programmes, applications should be made between November and January. However, Aberystwyth University accepts applications for postgraduate study throughout the year if you are in a position to fund yourself.

If you intend to apply for funding, remember that the Research Councils have deadlines. You need to pay particular attention to these deadlines, as in most cases you need to be holding an offer before you can apply for funding.

NOTE: the deadlines for the AberDoc PhD Scholarship competition are as follows:

  • Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies; Department of International Politics; Department of Psychology; Department of History & Welsh History; and Department of Geography and Earth Sciences - last Friday in January
  • All other Academic departments - 1st March