The Faculty of Graduate Research oversees all doctoral degrees and we work to ensure that your experience as a thesis student is a positive one.  

If you are considering doctoral study follow our step by step process about how to apply and find out about funding options available to PhD students.

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Applications for PhD admission and Victoria Doctoral Scholarships are considered three times a year and the deadlines are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.

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Current students

Everything you need to know as you progress through your PhD is available here.

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  • FGR PhD workshop: The oral defence

    This interactive workshop is presented by the Dean - FGR Professor Peter Whiteford and Senior…

    Venue: Room 306, 77 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn Campus

  • FGR PhD workshop: Research Questions

    Presented by Dr Amanda Wolf, from the VUW School of Government, this workshop will help…

    Venue: AM101, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus

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