These guidelines outline the issues that should be considered and the processes that must be followed when a PhD candidate from another university indicates that they wish to transfer their enrolment to the University of Auckland. The Guidelines also cover former University of Auckland doctoral candidates who did not complete their doctorates and who now wish to commence a new doctorate.
Requests for doctoral candidates to transfer between universities or to re-register are considered on a case-by-case basis.
A candidate who has failed a doctorate at any university will not normally be considered for entry into the doctoral programme at the University of Auckland.
A candidate enrolled for a masters degree at another university may not apply to convert an unfinished masters thesis into a PhD thesis at the University of Auckland; the candidate must complete the masters degree and apply for admission in the usual way.