PhD application help for international students

PhD Application Service

Apply to study a PhD in the UK with expert PhD help.

Study a PhD in the UK

PhD Application Service

A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is the most common type of doctoral degree and requires students to complete a thesis on a substantial piece of research that is judged by a team of examiners. As one of the highest awarded degrees at a UK university, you will need all the help necessary to submit a successful application.

SI-UK’s PhD Application Service can help you successfully be accepted on to a PhD programme in the UK. We will advise you on your choice of university edit your personal statement and proposal into what an admissions panel want to read, and provide intensive interview practice.

Different types of research degree

We can also assist you with your application to study an MPhil. Learn more about the difference between an MPhil and PhD with our research degree study option guide.

Your PhD Service application

  • Pre-screen your transcripts and ensure you are eligible to apply
  • Advice on choosing suitable universities
  • Provide a checklist of documents required
  • Edit all supporting documents, including your personal statement, CV and reference letters
  • Review and edit your research proposal, providing feedback
  • Fill in the university application forms and track your application after submission
  • 60 minute non subject specific interview session to familiarise you with the setting, followed by feedback

PhD Research Proposal Tips

Your research proposal should be 1000-2000 words and include the following:

  • Area to be investigated
  • The issue, research question or hypothesis that is to be tested
  • The likely methods and techniques to be used in the investigation
  • The relationship of the proposed research to the published literature and current research in your field, and an indication of the contribution your thesis would make
  • Details of work you have already done in the proposed field
  • Your suitability as a researcher for the proposed project

A research proposal enables the academic staff responsible for selecting applicants to assess:

  • Your competence in the proposed field of study
  • Your ability to conduct a research programme independently
  • The nature of the supervision required

Download a sample of a research proposal here.

Apply to study a PhD today

The cost of the PhD Service is £750. To learn more, arrange your free consultation today.

SI-UK's service is fast, reliable and efficient. My consultant improved my chances of getting into a top university.
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International Business Economics at City University

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