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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Apply now to do a PhD

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.

Apply here

Current students

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

More events

Upcoming events

  • Doctoral workshop: Doctoring the job search

    Presented by Millie Douglas (Careers Consultant, VUW Student Services), this workshop will consider strategies for…

    Venue: MY632, Murphy Building, Kelburn Campus

  • FGR Doctoral Workshop: Writing amazing abstracts

    This workshop, presented by Dr Nick Hopwood (University of Technology, Sydney), will give you practice…

    Venue: RH MZ03, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus