Find out more about the milestones associated with completing a research degree at VU, including progressing from coursework to the research phase of your degree and submitting progress reports.
PhD Coursework units
VU provides two core coursework units for all new PhD scholars, designed to assist you as you prepare ...
Preparing for candidature
Prepare your application for candidature, obtain an extension of pre-candidature or apply for advanced...
Managing your candidature
How to vary your enrolment, change thesis format, convert your degree, reinstate or withdraw candidature.
All graduate researchers are required to submit annual Progress Reports during candidature.
Our supervisors will help you develop practical research skills and networks to support your progress.
Preparing your thesis for submission, examination, classification and conferral of your degree.
Information about preparing your thesis for examination and the examination process.
Information on thesis classification, course completion and graduation.
Forms & guidelines for graduate researchers
Forms, policies & guidelines for graduate researchers, examiners and research supervisors.