Apply for a doctorate
Doctoral programmes are the highest-level qualifications that can be awarded by The University of Auckland. For this reason, the application process is rigorous, and potential applicants must write preliminary research proposals in consultation with their potential supervisor(s) during the application process to provide evidence of their capability and dedication.
A step-by-step outline of the doctoral application process, from deciding upon your area of research interest to completing an application and doctoral registration.
Find out about the research interests and opportunities in our different faculties and departments and see a list of approved PhD subjects.
If you're applying for doctoral study, complete an Application for Admission (AfA) online first. You will need to provide details about your educational background, achievements and research interests.
Find out more about entry requirements to study a PhD at The University of Auckland.
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