Submission for Completion
Deposit of thesis copies following oral exam
Once successfully passing the oral examination (or written examination for MPhil), a completed Submission for Completion Form must be provided to the School of Graduate Research, and a final digital copy (PDF) of the thesis deposited to the Research Commons.
The Submission for Completion Form can be emailed to SGR@waikato.ac.nz or handed into the School directly.
Candidates are welcome to print paper (soft or hardbound) copies of the thesis for personal use.
Award of the degree and graduation
Once the candidate submits their thesis to the Research Commons and provides the School of Graduate Research with the completed Submission for Completion Form, the requirements for the degree are complete.
Successful candidates will then be sent a letter confirming that they have met the requirements for the Degree and be eligible to Graduate.
Graduands have the choice of graduating at one of the University graduation ceremonies, or of having their degree awarded in absentia at a meeting of the University Council.
On conferment of the Degree the candidate can use the title 'Dr'.
- All candidates wishing to submit a completed MPhil/PhD/EdD/DMA/SJD thesis in fulfilment of the award must complete a Submission for Completion Form.
- Example Submission for Completion Title Page – PhD
- Example Submission for Completion Title Page – MPhil
- Proof Reading of Theses Guidelines
Please note that a thesis for completion is in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree.