Offshore candidate support

Resources to support PhD and named doctorate candidates who are outside Aotearoa New Zealand.

Connect with other offshore candidates

Hui for offshore candidates

Hui is a Te Reo Māori (Māori language) term for a gathering or meeting.

All offshore candidates are welcome to this monthly hui to chat with a School of Graduate Studies doctoral adviser and connect with other offshore doctoral candidates. Bring any questions you have about studying off-shore, and any ideas you have about how the School of Graduate Studies can better support you.

Check dates and book at: Hui for offshore doctoral candidates

Interest groups

Join an interest group to connect with an online community of offshore University of Auckland doctoral candidates. Interest groups are candidate-run remote meetings (via Zoom) created for social purposes. There are three groups you are welcome to join:

  • STEM (Science, Technology and Engineering and Math)
  • CABLE (Creative Arts, Arts, Business, Law and Education)
  • General (for all candidates)

Connect to our VPN

Most University resources can be accessed without a VPN, but we've got you covered if you find that access is holding you back. Establish a secure connection to the University of Auckland network using our VPN service.

Explore opportunities

If you want to get ahead by refining your skills and building your networks, you can check out the University's doctoral-specific opportunities:

Doctoral workshops

The School of Graduate Studies a range of workshops specifically to help doctoral candidates refine their skills and build useful strategies for doctoral success.

Find out more: Doctoral workshops

Doctoral opportunities

Explore the wider opportunities available to you as a University of Auckland doctoral candidate. Build your networks at the Doctoral Morning Tea, develop your innovation and entrepreneurial skills or check out postgrad research at the SGS Research Showcase.

Find out more: Doctoral opportunities

Want to join us as an offshore PhD candidate?

Start your doctoral journey at the University of Auckland.

Explore our doctoral programmes: Find a doctoral study option
Explore research projects: FindaThesis

Find out how to apply at Doctoral applications.

Contact us

If you want to know more about starting a doctorate as an offshore doctoral candidate, you can contact a School of Graduate Studies Doctoral Candidate Adviser at