Doctoral examinations

Here you will find information on how to submit your doctoral thesis and the doctoral examination process

The Examinations Team is based at the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research Office, Room 205, 10 Kelburn Parade, from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Please note that there are stairs and no lifts in this building. If you would like to meet in person but require an accessible meeting site, please email and we can arrange this

Submitting your thesis

Find out how to submit your doctoral thesis for examination.

After submission

Find out about the doctoral examination process.

The oral defence

Find out about the process and format of the oral exam.

After the oral

Find out what happens after you’ve defended your thesis.


Find out about graduation eligibility and how to apply.