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Research Student Administration

Books and paperwork on a desk.

Research Student Administration (RSA) provides administrative support for research students and associated staff across the University. This includes managing academic progression, changes of plan, and scholarships and funding.

RSA also monitors and maintains the policies and procedures of the University relating to research students, including the Policy on Research Degrees.

RSA can answer your questions on the following:

Academic progression

Including:

  • Approval of examiners
  • Continuation
  • Thesis Advisory Panels
  • Thesis formatting
  • Thesis submission
  • Vivas

Changes to your course

Including:

  • Leaves of Absence
  • Extensions to your deadlines
  • Switching between full- and part-time study
  • Transfers between courses and departments
  • Withdrawal

Regulations and policy affecting research students

Including:

  • Scholarships, particularly those funded by:
    • AHRC
    • ESRC
    • The Wolfson foundation
    • University centrally-managed scholarships

Student records

Including:

Research Student Administration

General enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325962
Email: research-student-admin@york.ac.uk

Theses and examinations

Tel: +44 (0)1904 324519
Email: research-examinations@york.ac.uk

Office hours

Term time:
Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm

Outside term-time: 
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm

Address

Student Hub
Upper Tier, Market Square
Heslington West
University of York
YO10 5DD

Other support 

A student entering Student Hub.

Visas and immigration

Immigration Advice Service

Student Hub, Market Square
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324140
Email: immigration@york.ac.uk
Office hours:
Term time:
Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm

Outside term time:
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm


Scholarships and funding for taught postgraduates

Student Financial Support

Student Hub, Market Square
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324043
Email: sfsu@york.ac.uk
Office hours: 
Term time:
Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm

Outside term time:
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm