Find a PhD opportunity

All applicants for PhD or Doctoral study will need to go through the Higher Research Degrees Application Process. You are welcome to apply without having settled on a topic and a supervisory panel. However, the selection process is competitive and you are more likely to be successful if a potential supervisor supports your application.

Develop your own topic

If the vacancies below don't match your interests, you can develop your own topic to explore in a research degree. The best way to start is to look through profiles of staff available for supervision to identify a researcher who is working in your area of interest and is willing to supervise you. You can filter profiles by subject area.

Open vacancies

The University of Waikato has a wide range of PhD research opportunities available and new vacancies are added regularly. Browse open vacancies below.