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.


Sep4WorkshopsEquipping PhD Students Today for Employment in the Future—Reorientation 2014
Date: 4 September 2014
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: COLT122, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus
You know that it’s a tough employment market out there. What might you do now… Read more
Sep10WorkshopsEarly Career Researcher Workshop: Copyright and Permissions
Date: 10 September 2014
Time: 2.00 pm
Venue: AM101, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
Knowing how to negotiate the rules around copyright, what principles apply (and which take precedence… Read more
Sep17WorkshopsPreparing for the Oral Defence
Date: 17 September 2014
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: RHLT3, Rutherford House Lecture Theatre, Pipitea Campus
At Victoria, each PhD student must defend his or her thesis orally as part of… Read more

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4 June 2014 Study shows electric cars bring environmental benefits
Doug Glover, a recent PhD Graduate. Read more
3 June 2014 Technology revitalises te reo Māori for next generation
PhD research from Victoria University of Wellington is using technology to improve Māori language skills. Read more
3 June 2014 Making the most of windy Wellington
Windy Wellington is providing the perfect backdrop for two postgraduate students from Victoria University to research the potential of wind power. Read more

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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.

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 »

Alistair Brown, PhD candidate

Seven years ago, Alistair Brown was working in an unfulfilling job. Now he’s working on a PhD. Postgraduate study at Victoria gives him the freedom and support to discover new things. Watch Alistair’s story.

Information for staff has moved

If you’re a Victoria staff member, you can log in to the University’s secure Staff intranet. Find out about the process for doctoral study at Victoria and the roles staff can play in the supervision and support of candidates.