You can apply for our PhD programme by completing the Postgraduate Research Student Application form and related documents. It is a quick and easy process. Please choose the appropriate application pack below:


Application pack for EU citizens

Application pack for non-EU citizens


Completing your application

The application form asks for personal information, education history, employment history, references and, where appropriate, proof of English language ability. Students must also complete the Research Proposal form giving a summary of their proposal which will be reviewed for feasibility by an academic staff specializing in the area of research. For help to complete the Research Proposal from please examine the guidelines for completing a Research Proposal document.


International students also need to complete the UK Visa History which gives an overview of their time in the UK and Tier 4 Questionnaire which examines students' motivation for and knowledge of the programme.


Supporting documents

You will need to provide certain documents to support your application, for example evidence of your previous qualifications and a personal statement. Admission staff with give you a list of the supporting documents you need to submit.


Submitting your application

Once you have completed all the forms in the Application pack please send them to Admission staff at


Your application will then be reviewed by admission staff who, if necessary, will request any additional supporting documents.


After you have applied

One all necessary admission documents have been collected the decision on the application is divided into three stages:


Stage 1: Admission Staff

Admission staff will assess whether your application fulfils the academic entry requirements for the programme and, where appropriate, the UK Visas and Immigration requirements. If these requirements are met admission staff will organise an interview with International applicants to assess your English Language ability.


Stage 2: Academic Staff

Academic staff in the Research Unit will assess your Research Proposal and academic background to ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for the programme. If approved an Academic Interview will be scheduled with a Research Supervisor to discuss your research proposal, the research programme at Amity and answer any questions which you have about the institution and the programme.


Stage 3: University of Bolton

The final stage of approval is the submission of the application to our partner institution the University of Bolton. If Bolton approve the application you will be sent an offer letter from admission staff at Amity.


A decision on applications is usually made within three weeks of receiving all the necessary documents from applicants.


For an overview of the application process for research students please view the Research Degree Admissions Flowchart (might need to be modified slightly).


When a decision has been made

Once a decision is made you will be notified by admission staff by email.


If you have been approved, you will be sent an offer letter which will include thee start date of the programme, any conditions which need to be fulfilled and the amount payable for tuition fees. You will be requested to return a section of the letter to confirm that you want to accept the offer.


If you have not been offered a study place at Amity the email will contain the reason that your application has not been accepted.


Offer types

If we decide to make you an offer, it will either be conditional or unconditional.


A conditional offer means that a requirement must be met before you can start the course, for example a certain English Language score or a minimum grade in your current studies.


An unconditional offer means that there are no further requirements which you need to meet.


Conditional offer

If we make you a conditional offer the conditions will be stated in the letter.


Once you complete the conditions you should send Admission staff documents as proof. When you have completed all the conditions of the offer we will send you a new, unconditional offer.


Unconditional offer

An unconditional offer has no conditions. You just need to let us know whether or not you wish to accept or decline our offer of a study place.


Tuition Fees for International Students

If you are an International applicant, once you have accepted the unconditional offer we will ask you to pay 50% of your tuition fees (?) before a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) letter is issued.



For further information about the immigration procedure and the issuing of CAS letters please visit the International student application page of our website.


Induction and Registration

If you have accepted an unconditional offer for the programme you will be sent a pre-arrival guide about six weeks before the start of your course. It contains information about student life at Amity, living in London and your induction.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about the application process or studying at Amity please contact us.



Applying Essentials

This page provides key information about applying for the Research programme at Amity and contains links to our admission policies and procedures. Please take the time to read this information before completing your application.


Before you apply

Before you apply for the Research programme you should check that there is an appropriately qualified supervisor in your area of study. You can check on the areas of study of the research supervisors at Amity on Our People. You can find more information about the research areas at Amity by checking Research centres, institutes and networks.


A full list of our policies related to admissions for our Research programme. This includes appropriate policies from our partner institution the University of Bolton.


Our policies

[PhD Off Campus Manual, University of Bolton

Research Degrees Academic Regulations, University of Bolton

Code of Practice for Research Students and Supervisors, University of Bolton

Research Degree Quality Assurance Procedures, University of Bolton

Code of Practice for Research Students and Supervisors, University of Bolton

Research Degree Flowchart

PhD Off Campus Manual, University of Bolton

Research Degree Academic Integrity Policy

Admission Policy

Admission Policy for International Students]



An overview of what will be expected from you as a Research student at Amity and what you can expect from Amity can be found in the Postgraduate Research Student Charter.



Our PhD Programme Prospectus provides valuable information about the Research programme and the wider institution.



If you are an International student please check the International student application section of our website for information about obtaining a CAS and a visa and your responsibilities as an International student.


Further information

If you have any further questions about Amity and applying to study here, please contact us.

We wish you the best of luck with your application.