Early Submission

The earliest that you can submit your completed PhD thesis is the beginning of the last term that falls within your minimum period of candidature. Please consult the Term and Semester Dates website for the current dates.  You would, however, still be required to pay the tuition fee for the full minimum candidature period. 

Should you wish to submit your thesis earlier than this, then you will need to request permission from the Dean. 

Apply to submit prior to the earliest submission date

To do this you will need to complete an application form providing reasons and evidence for the early submission.  Your supervisor should provide a supporting statement. 

The completed form should be sent to Research Student Support Team (RSST) or Medical Sciences Graduate School (MSGS), as appropriate, who will forward it to the Dean of Postgraduate Studies to request approval.  RSST/MSGS will notify you of the outcome by email. 

If you are granted an early submission date then you will still be required to pay the fee for the full minimum candidature period.

Application Form

Early Submission - Application to Submbit Thesis Before Earliest Submission Deadline (PDF: 56kb)