Transfers in - postgraduate researchers
This section applies to postgraduate researchers (PGR) who are currently registered for a research degree at another university and who wish, as a result of their supervisor moving to Leeds, to arrange a transfer to Leeds to continue with their research.
The following regulations apply:
- Applicants can only transfer their candidature to Leeds when their supervisor takes up an appointment at Leeds.
- Transfers can only take place at the point the supervisor's contract at Leeds begins.
- Transfers will only be accepted from those institutions with research degree awarding powers.
- The research studies already undertaken at the other institution may count towards the prescribed study for the research degree at Leeds.
- The PGR must register at Leeds and pay the appropriate academic fees for their programme of study for a minimum of 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time (overtime period is in addition to this period of time).
- A PGR who has already completed more than 24 months full-time or more than 36 months part-time at the original institution would not be eligible for transfer.
- The candidate meets the standard requirements with no loss of quality to be accepted for the degree.
- The PGR is of good standing with the other institution both academically and financially.
The applicant must complete a standard research study application form and the school must complete the transfer-in form.
The school must provide an official document from the previous institution that verifies the details provided on the transfer-in form. A letter from central registry or equivalent is required.
If the PGR holds a scholarship, it is the school's responsibility to check if this can be transferred to Leeds. This should be checked before the school makes a recommendation that the offer of a place be made.
Full details are set out in the transfer policy and procedure document.