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.


Mar6Information EventsInternational PhD Orientation
Date: 6 March 2015
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: AM103, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
Our orientation programme is designed to get your PhD study at VUW off to the… Read more
Mar18WorkshopsPreparing for the Oral Defence
Date: 18 March 2015
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: RWW501, Railway West Wing, Pipitea Campus
At Victoria, each PhD student must defend his or her thesis orally as part of… Read more

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13 January 2015 What workplace emails reveal about culture
Most of us use emails at work without so much as a second thought—but new research from Victoria University of Wellington shows a range of socio-cultural forces govern what and how we write. Read more
7 January 2015 Iwi connections important for ‘urban’ Māori
Many Māori who migrated to Wellington 50 years ago still don’t consider the city “home”, new research from Victoria University of Wellington reveals. 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 »