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Doctoral Provisional Registration

All candidates for a doctorate are registered provisionally in the first instance. Once you have accepted an offer of place, you need to work with your primary supervisor to complete the provisional registration process. This articulates and records the academic framework for engagement with the doctorate. Complete the Application for Provisional Registration and send it to the Graduate Research School.

Doctoral Candidates

You should:

  • Work with your supervisory team to finalise the joint completion of the Supervision and Academic Performance Statement - Statement of Expectations and the Confirmation of Registration Requirements (Part D and F of the Application for Provisional Registration)
  • Ensure you have read and understood the Policy for Research Resources and Support for Post Graduate Research Candidates
  • If your intention is to do a Thesis with Publication then you will need to become familiar with the guidelines
  • Familiarise yourself with the Research Ethics, Intellectual Property Rights, Commercial Sensitivity, and Health and Safety guidelines
  • Expect to commit an average of 50 hours study per week as a full-time student or 25-30 hours per week, as a part-time student. If you are full-time and need to do paid work, make sure you discuss this with your supervisor as to how you will manage this, we don’t advise you to do more than 6 hours paid work
  • If you intend to submit your Doctoral thesis in Te Reo Maori, or in a combination of English and with substantial Te Reo Maori content, indicate this intention within two months of provisional registration. Approval for this will depend on the Te Reo Maori language skills of the candidate and the availability of appropriate supervisory support

Primary Supervisor

You should:

Head of Host Academic Unit/Nominee

You should: