Additional application requirements

Find out which doctoral programmes require additional information such as portfolios, auditions, or pre-registration of interest.

For some doctoral degrees and subjects, you may need to provide the faculty, school, or institute with additional information to assess your suitability as a PhD or professional doctorate student.

You can upload portfolios and additional documentation through the online application system.

Additional requirements by programme

Design

The Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation requires a portfolio of work from students wanting to complete design-based research for their PhD.

Creative writing

The International Institute of Modern Letters requires specific information about your proposed research, as well as a 10- to 20-page creative writing sample.

Musical performance

The New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) requires prospective PhD and Doctor of Musical Arts performance students to do an audition. You should contact NZSM to arrange your audition at least two weeks before your chosen application deadline. If you prefer, you can take it well in advance. You need to contact the School about available supervisors before you apply.

Music composition

The New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) requires prospective PhD and Doctor of Musical Arts composition students to submit a portfolio of their work. NZSM recommends that you create a video on YouTube or a similar service, and add the link in the appropriate section of the online application system. You need to contact the School about available supervisors before you apply.

Health, midwifery, and nursing

Prospective students for the PhD and professional doctorates (Doctor of Health, Doctor of Midwifery, and Doctor of Nursing) need to pre-register their interest with the Faculty of Health. It may take up to two months for the School Research Committee to consider your enquiry. There is only one application round for the professional doctorates—1 November.