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.


Oct20WorkshopsWhat are examiners thinking when they examine your PhD?
Date: 20 October 2014
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: KK202, Kirk Building, Kelburn Campus
Presenter: Margaret KileyThis session is for candidates at all stages, and will address issues related… Read more
Oct21WorkshopsHow you might effectively manage your candidature
Date: 21 October 2014
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: KK202, Kirk Building, Kelburn Campus
Presenter: Margaret KileyThis workshop is aimed at candidates in the early stages of their research… Read more
Nov12Information EventsSummer Research Scholars - Orientation
Date: 12 November 2014
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Memorial Theatre, Level 2, Student Union Building, Kelburn Campus
This orientation is compulsory for all first time summer research scholarship recipients taking part in… Read more

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16 October 2014 Three Minute Thesis final
An Italian PhD student wins this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition Read more
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

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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 »

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.