Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Academic Registry

Doctoral College (Academic Registry)

The Doctoral College Office oversees student record and programme management for 1400 Doctoral Researchers. We can offer advice to staff and students on the following areas:


We provide an admissions service to Schools and applicants in relation to research degree programmes, which includes processing applications; implementing School decisions and issuing offers to applicants in accordance with the University’s admissions policy. We also provide a support service to applicants to facilitate their arrival at the University, including the production of CAS to support visa applications; issuing funding award letters on behalf of Research Councils, the Doctoral College and other sponsors.

Registration and Re-Registration

The Office oversees the registration and re-registration of research students on our four annual intake dates in October, January, April and July. Requests for leave of absence, extensions of time and withdrawals are processed by the Office once approved.

The Office also oversees tuition fee billing and the payment of stipend payments for eligible students.

Research Degree Examinations

The Office appoints examiners for research degree submissions and sends out theses for examination. Additionally, we issue letters giving the formal outcome of examinations and work closely with the Graduation Office to ensure degrees are formally awarded at either our July or December graduation ceremony.

Other Activities


Doctoral College Office (Academic Registry)

Rutland Building
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

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