Postgraduate forms

Download forms for postgraduate students at AUT, including for masters and doctoral students. It is strongly recommended that you download the current form each time you use it, rather than using one saved on your computer or from an earlier occasion.

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Ethics forms

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Supervision agreement form

Download supervision form

Research degree scholarship forms

Contact the Scholarships Office for the forms

Admission and transfers

Form PGR1 - Postgraduate Research Proposal

Includes a brief research proposal for masters and honours students.

Updated V2.6 June 2022

Form PGR2 - Admission to a Doctoral Programme

Includes brief research proposal and must be accompanied by an Application for Enrolment (AFE)

​PGR2 Guidelines for the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
PGR2 Guidelines for the Faculty of Culture and Society​

Updated V2.9 June 2022

Form PGR3 - Transfer of PhD Candidature

To be completed by a candidate transferring doctoral candidature to AUT from another institution.

​ Updated V1.4 Apr 2022

Form PGR4 - Transfer to the PhD from an AUT Master's Programme

​Application detailing requirements for transfer.

Updated V1.4 Jan 2022

Form PGR5 - Transfer to the MPhil from an AUT Doctoral Programme

​Application detailing requirements for transfer to the MPhil.

​Updated Sept 2019, v1.2

Embargo Request

Form PGR16 - Application for Embargo

Application for embargoes to restrict access to a thesis/dissertation/exegesis. Applications should be lodged as soon as the need for confidentiality is identified.

Updated Nov 2021, v1.7

Progression and changes in status

Form PGR6 - Variation of Record

Application for changes such as mode of study, thesis topic or title, deferment, leave of absence of enrolment, withdrawal from programme, request for extension and expected completion.

V1.10 January 2022

Form PGR7 - Notification of Supervisory Changes

Appointment of additional supervisors and changes of supervisors.

Updated Nov 2020, v1.4

Form PGR8 - Progress Report

​A six-monthly report on research progress by the candidate.

Updated V1.13 June 2022

Form PGR9 - Confirmation of Candidature Research Proposal

​Application for confirmation of candidature and the full proposal.

Updated V1.12 May 2022

Form PGR10 - Major Change in Thesis Topic

​Notification of significant change in thesis topic.

​Updated V1.4 August 2021

Form PGR19 - Change of Faculty

Notification of change of faculty for doctoral students only.

​Updated Apr 2019, v1.2


Checklist for supervisors - Thesis dissertation examination

A checklist for supervisors to use once the first draft of the thesis /dissertation has been received.

​​ Updated Feb 2019, v1.2

Form PGR11- Appointment of Examiners

​A faculty postgraduate committee notification of examiners.

Updated V1.11 Sept 2022

Form PGR12 - Lodgement of Thesis for Examination

​ A statement that the thesis is ready for examination.

Updated V1.7 August 2021

Form PGR14 - Completion of Amendments as Required by Examiners

Updated Sep 2018, v1.5

Submission of final copies, post examination

Deposit of Research Component in the AUT Library

The electronic deposit of the research component in the AUT Library is now to be completed online. When you deposit your research component on the Tuwhera website you will be required to complete an online declaration.

Tuwhera website

If you are using material in your research that was created by others (e.g. images, tables, graphs, large parts of text, poems) in your research course, dissertation, thesis or blog post, you may need to ask permission from the copyright owner.

Check out AUT's copyright information for researchers .

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