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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Supervision agreement form

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Research degree scholarship forms

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Admission and transfers

Form PGR1 - Postgraduate Research Proposal

Includes a brief research proposal for masters and honours students.

Updated V2.4 July 2021

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 V2.6 July 2021

Form PGR3 - Transfer of PhD Candidature

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

​ Updated Jun 2018, v1.2

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

​Application detailing requirements for transfer.

Updated Jun 2018, v1.2

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 Aug 2018, v1.6

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.

Updated Dec 2020, v1.9

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 V1.10 May 2021

Form PGR9 - Confirmation of Candidature Research Proposal

​Application for confirmation of candidature and the full proposal.

Updated V1.12 July 2021

Form PGR10 - Major Change in Thesis Topic

​Notification of significant change in thesis topic.

​Updated Jul 2018, v1.3

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 Oct 2020, v1.9

Form PGR12 - Lodgement of Thesis for Examination

​ A statement that the thesis is ready for examination.

Updated Nov 2020, v1.6

Form PGR14 - Completion of Amendments as Required by Examiners

Updated Sep 2018, v1.5

Submission of final copies, post examination

Deposit of Thesis/Dissertation/Exegesis in the AUT Library

​The electronic thesis/dissertation/exegesis deposit in the AUT Library is now to be completed online when you deposit your thesis on the Tuwhera website.

Tuwhera website

Submission of final copy, post examination of Master's Research Project and Practice Project

Form PGR18 - Deposit of Master's Research Project in the AUT Library

​Form to accompany the electronic Master's Research Project and Practice Project being deposited in the AUT Library. If required you will be told to submit an electronic copy of the PGR18 form. Please discuss with your faculty for further details.

Updated June 2018, v1.5

Submission of final copy, post examination of Bachelor's Honours Dissertations

Form PGR17 - Deposit of Bachelor's Dissertation/Exegesis in the AUT Library

​​Form to accompany electronic dissertation/exegesis being deposited in the AUT Library. If required you will be told to submit an electronic copy of the PGR17. Please discuss with your faculty for further details.

Updated June 2018, v1.2

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 paper, 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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