The Wellington 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 application process and find out about funding and scholarships.

If you are a current doctoral student with questions on how COVID-19 may impact your studies, see the University's COVID-19 information.

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We consider applications for PhD admission and Wellington Doctoral Scholarships three times a year—1 March, 1 July and 1 November. The deadline for professional doctorates in education, health, and music is 1 November.

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