Free, Downloadable Educational Templates for Students

We have designed several free templates to help you get started on a variety of academic topics. These range from formatting your thesis or dissertation to writing a table of contents or a list of abbreviations.

We also have templates for various citation styles, including APA (6 and 7), MLA, and Chicago.

The templates are loosely grouped by topic below.

Scribbr templates are free to use, customize, and distribute for educational purposes. We also offer free lecture slides for educators.


You can also read our extensive articles about APA formatting, APA citations, and APA headings.


You can also read our articles about MLA formatting, MLA citations, MLA works cited page, MLA header, and MLA titles.

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Chicago and Chicago Turabian

You can also read our in-depth articles about Chicago author-date style, Chicago notes and bibliography style, and Turabian style.

Structuring your document

You can also read our extensive guides about research proposals, literature reviews, and thesis and dissertations.

Applying to college

You can also read our in-depth article about the college application process.

Formatting your front matter

You can also read our extensive articles about figure and table lists, the list of abbreviations, thesis and dissertation acknowledgments, and a glossary.

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Can I use Scribbr content for educational purposes?

Yes! We’re happy for educators to use our content, and we’ve even adapted some of our articles into ready-made lecture slides and templates.

You are free to display, distribute, and adapt Scribbr materials in your classes or upload them in private learning environments like Blackboard. This applies to articles, videos, images, and any other content published on the Knowledge Base. Video transcripts and subtitles can be accessed on YouTube. Please credit Scribbr for creating any materials you use in your teaching.

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The Knowledge Base is for students at all levels. Whether you’re writing your first essay, working on your bachelor’s or master’s thesis, or getting to grips with your PhD dissertation, we’ve got you covered.

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Tegan George

Tegan is an American based in Amsterdam, with master's degrees in political science and education administration. While she is definitely a political scientist at heart, her experience working at universities led to a passion for making social science topics more approachable and exciting to students. A well-designed natural experiment is her favorite type of research, but she also loves qualitative methods of all varieties.