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 our staff profiles 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 and by availability for supervision.

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.