Faculty of Graduate Research

Faculty of Graduate Research

Looking for information about a doctoral degree at Victoria University? You’re in the right place!

Whether you’re considering doctoral study, you’re already enrolled, or you’re supervising doctoral students, we’re here to help.


May6Information EventsPhD Orientation
Date: 6 May 2014
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: AM101, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
Our orientation programme is designed to get your PhD study at VUW off to the… Read more
May7Staff EventsDiscussing Supervision @ Vic: Providing Good Feedback
Date: 7 May 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: OK501, Old Kirk Building, Kelburn Campus
Students both want and need critique and feedback that will help them to develop their… Read more
May7WorkshopsTime for Research
Date: 7 May 2014
Time: 2.00 pm
Venue: HMLT103, Hugh MacKenzie Lecture Theatre, Kelburn Campus
Do you feel like you never have enough time to get to your research, particularly… Read more

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10 March 2014 Welcome to our new Dean!
Farewell Laurie and welcome Peter. Read more
16 January 2014 Helping to save the rhino
Research from Victoria University has revealed a way to help secure the future of an endangered species of black rhinoceros in South Africa. Read more
5 December 2013 Location, location, location
Considering moving house? Take a tip from Victoria PhD researcher Michael Sloan, and think long and hard about the location. Read more

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PhD Graduation

Why study for a Doctorate
at Victoria?

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Victoria has a range of funding options available for PhD students. Both New Zealand and international students are eligible to apply for Victoria scholarships. Read more »

Peter Whiteford, new Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Research
Welcome to the new Dean of the FGR. 
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How to Apply to do a PhD

There are three application deadlines per year: 1 March, 1 July, and 1 November. Read our guide to the application process »

Rosalynn Anderson-Lederer 
Helping save the rhino.Read more»