Postgraduate research community

Research students at the University are part of a dynamic community who enjoy an outstanding student experience while gaining world-class qualifications.

Victoria University of Wellington is proud of its proven history of high-quality research supervision and suite of postgraduate programmes. Our students benefit from our connections with government, business and the country’s top scientific, cultural and creative organisations.

As a research student

You’ll have access to outstanding facilities, a comprehensive network of support services, and work with internationally recognised researchers and supervisors who can inspire you and keep you on track.

By its very nature, postgraduate research is an individualised process, with no two students undertaking the same topic.

Options are available for multidisciplinary research and collaboration as well as a range of part-time options to integrate with employment or other study.

Support for postgraduate students

Support is available at various levels, from school or faculty-based level, to university-wide research resources.

Victoria University of Wellington has excellent support to our postgraduate community across the following areas:

  • expert supervision from world-leading researchers
  • active research community providing support and mentoring
  • access to funding support
  • resources and technology support
  • postgraduate and PhD-level events and workshops
  • specialised support (e.g., specialised library services and statistics consultant)
  • dedicated study areas
  • access to technology platforms in common with university staff.

The Faculty of Graduate Research and the Research Office provide support to the postgraduate community in Wellington at Kelburn, Pipitea and Te Aro campuses and Te Herenga Waka Marae.

There is information about how to access the various provisions, whether in Wellington or at Miramar and Auckland premises through the Postgraduate Student’s Association.

Support for students

Connect with fellow students and find out about the support, spaces, and services available to the postgraduate community at the University.

Meet our research students

Hear from students who are part of our vibrant research community, get a taste of their exciting research and find out why the University was their No 1 choice.