PhD and doctoral application process
Our step-by-step guide will take you through the process of applying to do a PhD or named doctorate at Victoria.
Applicants to most doctoral programmes at Victoria should follow the instructions in this section, but some programmes may have additional requirements.
If you are currently studying for a Master’s thesis at Victoria, you may be able to upgrade from a Master’s to a PhD.
Your complete application must be received by 5.00pm (NZ time) on the deadline of your chosen application round. If your application or any required documentation arrives after one of these cut-off points, your application will be considered in the following application round. We strongly advise that you apply as early as possible.
These deadlines don't apply to the International Institute of Modern Letters, which only considers applications once a year, after the November deadline.
How to apply
If it is impossible for you to apply online, email email@example.com and we will send a paper application form to you.