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.


Aug26Information EventsPhD Orientation
Date: 26 August 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
Aug27WorkshopsThe Imposter Syndrome
Date: 27 August 2014
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: HMLT001, Hugh MacKenzie Lecture Theatre, Kelburn Campus
How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that… Read more
Aug28Information EventsInternational PhD Orientation
Date: 28 August 2014
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: Room TBC, Kleburn Campus
Our orientation programme is designed to get your PhD study at VUW off to the… 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.