A comprehensive guide to all aspects of the PhD process at the University of Otago.
Regulations and Policies
Policies relevant to PhD study at the University of Otago.
- Regulations for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Presentation of Theses Regulations
- Policy regarding resources for graduate research candidates
- Externally Sponsored Graduate Research
- Policy for Intellectual Property Rights of Graduate Research Students
- Guidelines for PhD candidates working with experimental animals (in PDF format)
- Proof-reading of Theses Guidelines
- Student IT policy
- Email policy
- Ethical Practices in Research and Teaching Involving Human Participants guidelines
- Dishonest Practice procedures
Changes During the PhD
Administrative forms for requesting changes to PhD candidature which require Graduate Research Committee approval.
- Request to Change Doctoral Details (in PDF format)
(for changes to topic, department, supervisors, or from part-time to full-time, or vice versa, or to request additional papers)
- Request for Deferral or Permanent Withdrawal (in PDF format)
- Request for Overseas Doctoral Study (in PDF format)
Resources relating to supervision, including a range of tools for helping students and supervisors reach a shared understanding of roles and responsibilities in the supervisor process.
- Who can supervise a PhD?
- Student perceptions of quality supervision (in PDF format)
- Template Memorandum of Understanding for Supervision (in MS Word format)
- Checklist for PhD Candidates and Their Primary Supervisors (in MS Word format)
- Supervision Expectations Questionnaire (in MS Word format)
- Supervisor perceptions of quality postgraduate research candidates (in PDF format)
- fIRST - for Improving Research Supervision and Training
- Selecting high quality PhD candidates (in PDF format)
- Guidelines for appointing external supervisors (for staff)
- Appointment form for external supervisors (for staff)
- Doctoral Education in International Context
Information from the University of Otago Library on thesis organisation, copyright obligations, and depositing an electronic thesis.