New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels.

Doctoral forms and guidelines

This page lists the forms and guidelines for your doctoral study.

Select the category heading to display the relevant forms and guides.

Provisional Registration

Provisional Registration (DRC2) is the form completed by both candidate and supervisor to enable the candidate to be enrolled at Massey (after the candidate has completed the admissions process). This should happen within 2 weeks of the candidate arriving on campus. 

Application for Provisional Registration

Provisional Registration for International Doctoral Candidates While Based Overseas

Due to the COVID 19 crisis, the Graduate Research School has gained permission from the Tertiary Education Commission to enrol new doctoral international students while based overseas. Below are the guidelines and associated documentation. Please note: both the DRC 2 form 'Application for Provisional Registration' above, and the 'Application to Commence Doctoral Studies While Based Overseas' below, need to be submitted to the GRS.

Provisional Registration for Doctoral Candidates While Based Overseas - Guidelines.pdf (205 KB)

Application to commence doctoral studies while based overseas - FINAL 28 May 2020.pdf (196 KB)

Change of circumstances

If your circumstances change and you want to:

  • apply to extend or suspend your studies
  • study for a period overseas
  • change study mode (part-time or full-time)
  • change your supervisory panel
  • withdraw from study,

log in to the student portal and select the 'Research' tab to complete the relevant form.

Progress report

Log in to the student portal to:

  • Complete the Progress report
  • View the student, co-supervisor, supervisor and Head of Unit guides

6-Monthly Progress Review Guidelines

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