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.


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12 September 2016 Christmas closedown and thesis submissions
If you're planning to submit you're doctoral thesis in December around the Christmas closedown period there are some dates you'll need to keep in mind. Read more
2 August 2016 PhD research aims to make renewable energy systems financially viable
An enterprising PhD student from Victoria University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) is on a mission to slash the cost of living and at the same time reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions. Read more

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Are you about to submit your PhD thesis for examination? Check out the requirements relating to thesis submission.

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 »


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

Applying for ethics approval

If your research involves human subjects or human tissue or affects people’s privacy, rights and freedoms, it is subject to Human Ethics Committee Guidelines.