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Choosing a potential supervisor / project

Read the Geology postgraduate prospectus, look at the current postgraduate research opportunities on offer and browse the research interests of particular staff members to find out who is most appropriate for your area of interest.

Contact the staff member/s you would like to work with and cc: (sometimes staff members are in the field or at conferences and will not be able to reply straight away).

Apply to the University of Otago

As well as contacting the Department, you must apply to the University for the programme you would like to take.


You may be eligible for a University of Otago scholarship, and you can apply for such scholarships at the same time you apply for admission.

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships are competitive scholarships that are awarded to applicants with a strong academic record. These scholarships cover fees and living costs for three years. Many of our postgraduate students are supported by such scholarships.

Research Higher Degrees & Scholarships Office maintains a PhD website which contains information and forms that postgraduate students will need from time to time.


For information about fees for postgraduate students see the fees guide:

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