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Graduate forms

Graduate Studies Office (GSO) forms are regularly updated. You should make sure that you are using the latest version by obtaining forms from this page ahead of each new application.

Please find below application forms that you will need to complete for each milestone stage of your course. In addition to the transfer of status, confirmation of status, examination and submission-related applications, you can also find below applications to change your programme of study, update your personal details, and change your thesis title, as well as other application forms which may be relevant to you during your studies at Oxford. It is your responsibility to submit applications in good time. If you are unclear on the submission/approval process for a particular GSO form or if you have questions about the sharing of your personal data, please contact your Graduate Studies Assistant or departmental graduate administrator.

If you find yourself in exceptional circumstances and require appropriate adjustments to your study timescales and arrangements, following discussions with your supervisor and College Advisor, you will need to complete a form on the Graduate forms for exceptional circumstances webpage.

Transfer of status

Refer to the Key milestones for DPhil students webpage or the Key milestones for MLitt and MSc by Research webpage for specific guidance on the process for and timing of the transfer from PRS to DPhil/MLitt/MSc (Res) status. The Examination Regulations and your course handbook will also provide further information on the process.

GSO.2Application to transfer status
GSO.2 MSD

Application to transfer status (Medical Sciences Division students who commenced their course before 1 October 2016.  If you are unsure which form to use, please email graduate.studies@medsci.ox.ac.uk)

GSO.2 MSD

Application to transfer status (Medical Sciences Division students who commenced their course after 1 October 2016.  If you are unsure which form to use, please email graduate.studies@medsci.ox.ac.uk

Additional subject-specific transfer of status forms

ARCH.1 (59kb)Archaeology
ECON.01 (74kb)Economics
ODID.1 (68kb)International Development
IR1International Relations
LAW.2 (69kb)Law (from PRS to DPhil)
MAT.1 (86kb)Computer Science and Statistics (for DPhil)
MAT.2 (80kb)Computer Science and Statistics (for MSc)
MATHS.1Mathematics (for DPhil)
MATHS.2Mathematics (for MSc)
SOC.1 (70kb)Sociology
SPI.1 (70kb)Social Policy and Intervention
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Confirmation of status

Refer to the Key milestones for DPhil students webpage for specific guidance on the process for and timing of confirming your DPhil status. The Examination Regulations and your course handbook will also provide further information on the process.

GSO.14Application to confirm DPhil status. This form now includes the previous GSO.14A
GSO.14 MSD

Application to confirm DPhil status (Medical Sciences Division students)

GSO.14.MPLS
Application to confirm DPhil status (Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences students)

Additional subject-specific confirmation of status forms:

ARCH.2 (59kb)Archaeology
LAW.5 (63kb)Law
ODID.2 (64kb)International Development
IR2International Relations
MAT.3 (75kb)Computer Science and Statistics
MATHS.3Mathematics
SOC.2 (71kb)Sociology
SPI.2 (71kb)Social Policy and Intervention
ECON.02 (30kb)Economics
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Forms for the examination of research degrees

Refer to the Research examinations webpage for further information on the submission and examination processes. The Examination Regulations and your course handbook will also provide further information on the process.

GSO.3 (143kb)Application for Appointment of Examiners (now includes the application for a time-specific viva, previously GSO.16)
GSO.27 (136kb)Application for Appointment of Examiners MPhil and MSt in Legal Research (to be submitted to the Law Faculty). Students of MPhil and MSt Legal Research should submit the GSO.27 form instead of the GSO.3
GSO.20aNotes of guidance for research examinations for students submitting their thesis
GSO.26 (60kb)Information for thesis cataloguing (to be submitted to the Examination Schools)
GSO.3a (68kb)

Bodleian deposit and consultation for thesis for MLitt/DPhil/MSc (to be submitted to the Examination Schools)

GSO.16 (see notes) 

Application for a time-specific viva is incorporated in the GSO.3 form

GSO.3c (82kb)

Application for dispensation from Consultation of Thesis MLitt/DPhil/MSc (to be submitted to your Graduate Studies Assistant)

Forms for the submission of taught degrees theses (BPhil, MPhil, MSc by coursework)

GSO.26b (64kb)Information for thesis cataloguing
GSO.3b (66kb)Deposit and consultation of thesis for Bachelor, Master of Philosophy

Guidance for staff/examiners

Further information can also be found on the Research Degrees webpages.

GSO.19b Guidance for Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) on making adjustments to the assessment arrangements for disabled students.
GSO.5Memorandum of guidance for DPhil examiners 
GSO.7Memorandum of guidance for MLitt examiners 
GSO.7aMemorandum of guidance for MSc Examiners 
GSO.41Memorandum of guidance for M.St Law
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Other applications

GSO.6 (68kb)Application for change of thesis title
GSO.8 (67kb)Dispensation from statutory residence
GSO.19Application for Adjustments to Assessment Arrangements. This form is for use by students who require adjustments to the assessment arrangements for their Transfer of Status, Confirmation of Status, and the final oral examination. Further information about support for study is available on the Health and Welfare pages.
GSO.19cApplying for adjustments for disability: process for research students and staff
GSO.25 (71kb)Change of supervisor or appointment of joint supervisor (Please note all supervisors must be named in this application)
GSO.28 (95kb)Change of programme of study
GSO.30 (62kb)Notification of change of personal details
Training Needs Analysis (TNA)Students who start a research degree on or after 1 October 2016 are required to complete a TNA with their supervisor within their first term and to upload the completed TNA form to GSS. More information on TNA and GSS can be found on the Medical Sciences Graduate School Weblearn site.
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Continuing Education progression forms

OUDCE.1 (49kb)Continuing Education (Application for progression from Certificate to Diploma Levels within a Master's Programme)
OUDCE.2 (48kb)Continuing Education (Application for progression from Certificate to Diploma Level within the Psychodynamic Counselling Master's Programme)
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