Doctoral opportunities

A PhD is more than just research. Use this time to grow your networks, maximise your research impact, develop vital leadership and innovation skills and engage with other bright minds from across the University.

Doctoral candidates engaged in a panel discussion.

Monthly: Connect with your peers from across the University at this monthly discussion of key doctoral topics.

Ki te hōpara | Explore now
Vibrant image of Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Monthly: Get financial support for a short-term research visit or placement at a Universitas 21 institution.

Pānui tonu | Keep reading
Mo Alansari speaks in front of School of Graduate Studies banners.

May-August: Could you present your entire thesis in 180 seconds? Have a go at this fun and frantic annual research communication competition.

Tēnā tirohia | Check it out
A room full of researchers working on laptops at ResBaz Auckland 2019.

July: Upskill in next generation digital research tools and skills at this highly-participatory and completely free three-day research development festival.

Tīkina ngā taipitopito | Get details
A group of excited students cheer from a stage behind large orange letters spelling out Velocity.

Multiple dates: Develop your entrepreneurial skills with this flagship programme comprising seminars, workshops and big-prize competitions!

Homai he kōrero anō | Tell me more
Hugh Kearns presenting.

Multiple dates: Renowned researchers and professionals join us throughout the year to share essential development tools for doctoral candidates.

Tēnā tirohia | Check it out
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Apply September: Kick-start your academic career through fortnightly seminars on leadership, teaching and research.

Tīkina ngā taipitopito | Get details
Students look at posters.

November/December: Showcase your research in any (or all!) of three categories: Academic Posters, Research Images and Creative Items.

Pānui tonu | Read more
Workshop.

Multiple dates: Don’t miss these interactive one-day workshops developed to help you transform your idea into a new and exciting venture.

He whakamārama atu anō | Learn more
Student studying.

Multiple dates: Te Tumu Herenga Libraries and Learning Services offers a comprehensive selection of academic workshops for doctoral candidates.

Tirohia ināianei | Look now
Students on beanbags look at a laptop.

Apply November for February: Join the Summer Lab programme and build a venture. No prior experience with innovation, entrepreneurship or business required.

Pānui ināianei | Read now
Dubai cityscape from above.

Apply by December: A three-minute pitch on the year's challenge could win you valuable career development training with PwC.

Whakaaturia te roanga atu | See more
Students collaborating at a round table.

Multiple dates: The Student Leadership Programme offers leadership development opportunities for all students, including doctoral candidates through the Rangatiratanga and Tāmata workshop collections.

Hōpara hōtaka | Explore programme
Two people working on a computer.

Brush up on your NVivo, SPSS and Word thesis formatting skills with these valuable workshops - offered free for all current postgraduates.

Kia kitea ināianei | View now

Harshpreet Singh and Amy Martin discuss the important research visits they were able to make thanks to the U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship.

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Svetlana chats to a woman across a table.

Read about Svetlana Kostrykina's successful experience with her U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Award.

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Andrew Chen presents at Exposure.

Find out why previous participants love this fast and fun global research communication competition.

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