Termination of candidature

Find out under what circumstances Victoria University of Wellington may terminate your enrolment.

The University may terminate your enrolment for the following reasons:

  • if you don’t meet the requirements for movement from provisional to full registration
  • if you don’t demonstrate sustained satisfactory progress during your PhD studies.

You may be deemed to have withdrawn from your studies in the following circumstances:

  • if you do not pay your fees within three months of the due date and have not formally withdrawn
  • if, while under examination, you fail to attend your oral defence, don’t complete the required corrections and amendments within the approved timeframe or don’t deposit your thesis in the University library.