Note for prospective PhD students

Due to the large number of enquiries, I post some advice about applying to take a PhD under my supervision here at the University of Canterbury.

At present I do not have independent funds to support PhD students. You need to either

In either case, you also have to also

UC doctoral scholarships

Further information on UC doctoral scholarships is available here. There are two rounds of applications annually, closing on 15 May and 15 October.

UC doctoral scholarships are extremely competitive. Selection over all disciplines in the University is based on a strict ranking formula that takes into account:

The competition is so tough that at present I can only support UC doctoral scholarship applications from candidates with either: (i) a perfect or close to perfect Masters Grade Point Average (GPA); or (ii) a very strong Masters GPA from a university (or university department) in the top 300 on the QS ranking. Having at least one quality peer reviewed publication in a relevant area also works to your advantage if your university does not have a high QS ranking, but cannot mitigate an uncompetitive GPA.