Postgraduate research student 2022 fees-free extension

Wednesday 30 March 2022

We are pleased to advise that the University has approved a fees free extension of two months for students enrolled in a sub-doctoral postgraduate research component of 30-120 points who are due to submit on or before 30 September 2022 and whose research has been impacted by the Covid-19 epidemic.

The extensions are available to both domestic and international students, but international students based in New Zealand will need to consider the impact of any extension on their student visa before they apply. If the extension enrolment will extend beyond the end date of their student visa, then they will need to apply for a new student visa.

We hope that these provisions will help to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on students’ capacity to complete their research project successfully. Existing extension provisions will also continue to be available if needed.

Students can apply for the extension by completing the Application for Extension of Time (AS-503) online. This should include a statement outlining how their ability to complete their research on time was impacted by Covid-19.

Students already in receipt of a fees free extension would not usually be eligible for a further one. Exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances.

If students have questions about applying for an extension, they can get in touch with us for advice:

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