Find out what a typical PhD at Lincoln is comprised of.
This page tells you what you need, when you'll need it and what to do next.
To apply for a Doctorate (PhD) at Lincoln University you need:
This is your application checklist:
Documents and information you need to have available.
- Birth certificate or passport, certified copies only
- Academic transcripts, official copies or certified copies of all tertiary qualifications either complete or partially completed
- Statement of research interest
- Name and email address of two referees
- Curriculum vitae
- Research abstract
Note: Commerce applicants refer to the Postgraduate Commerce Handbook (PDF 1 MB). You will be required to submit an electronic copy of masters thesis or honours dissertation.
Steps you'll need to take
Download and fill in the application form (PDF 2 MB).
Get your referee's to fill in the Postgraduate Referee Form (PDF 136 KB)
Please e-mail your scanned documents to email@example.com or send your documents in the post .
What happens next:
- We will e-mail a username and password to you, giving you access to the Lincoln University Campus Administration System (LUCAS). You can then check the status of your application within LUCAS.
- If approved, you will be sent a conditional or unconditional offer of admission, we will email and/or post a copy of this to you. You will also be asked to accept your offer via LUCAS. Clear anything listed on your LUCAS To Do List
- You enrol - Select your research term e.g. 2010 and add class for example PLSC (area of specialisation) and code 701 (PhD) courses
- You register (finalise your enrolment) - e.g. pay your fees, course advise (research) approval from your supervisor
- Contact the Faculty for orientation and meet all the other students and staff from round New Zealand and the world that you'll be studying with.
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