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PhD opportunities at the University of Otago, Wellington

Completion of doctoral (PhD) study indicates that a student has undertaken a piece of original research at a level which develops the chosen discipline and contributes new knowledge to society. In doing so the student develops as an independent researcher and as a potential intellectual leader in his or her field. At the University of Otago, Wellington we are committed to providing doctoral level research training of the highest calibre.

PhD vacancies

For further information on PhD study contact

Trevor Williams, Coordinator Student Experience
Tel +64 4 385 5543

How to apply for a PhD

All the information required to apply for a PhD at the University of Otago is can be found on the PhD website There is an explanation here of how to apply for PhD admisison.

This contains information on an Otago PhD, explanations of processes and electronic copies of all relevant forms for PhD administration. Also an electronic copy of the PhD Handbook.

General enquiries about the PhD programme can be directed to the Postgraduate Office in the first instance.

Scholarships information

The University of Otago's scholarships information page and the searchable scholarships database can be found at