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Make the most of your PhD study – learn how the programme works and what support is available

Embarking on PhD study can be daunting, but here we provide you with all the information you need to know, from supervision, to what to do in the first year, progress reporting, making changes during study, the examination process, a bursary to support you while publishing, and the graduation process.


First 12 Months

Ethics and Intellectual Property

Progress Reports

Changes During Study

Annual Enrolment

Mid-candidature Check on Progress

Resolving Problems and Disputes

Thesis Format

Thesis Submission for Examination

Examination Process

Exceptional PhD Theses

Final Submission and Access to the Completed Thesis

Postgraduate Publishing Bursary



For further information on Otago's PhD programme


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