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How to apply

The application process you’ll follow depends on the research degree you’re applying for, but all applications can be completed online.

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington offers research degrees at Master’s as well as PhD level. You can also complete research courses as part of your Honours or Postgraduate Diploma. Specific application requirements and deadlines depend on your chosen programme of study.

Check requirements

Before you apply, you’ll need to check the requirements for admission to your course.

You’ll need to provide details of your academic referees and complete an online application. Your professional or relevant outside university experience will be considered, and you should include this in your application.

You’ll also need to provide transcripts and samples of your academic writing along with certified copies of any qualifications.

Depending on the course that you are applying for, you’ll need to provide

  • details of academic referees
  • completed online application form
  • academic writing sample
  • transcript(s)/degree certificates
  • a copy of your Diploma Supplement, if required
  • evidence of English language proficiency and translations of official documents, if required.

Application deadlines

You can complete a PhD application at any time, but applications will only be considered three times each year—the three deadlines are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.