Transfer to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

If you're currently enrolled in a Masters (by Research), a Master of Philosophy (MPil) or another doctorate, you can apply to transfer your degree to a PhD.

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  • It's best that you apply within the first six to 12 months of candidature.
  • Whenever you transfer  from one graduate research degree to another, it is considered a continuation of your studies, and any candidature time you have already completed will be credited in your new course.
  • Approval is required from your supervisors, the head of department and the dean of your faculty.

Transfer to another degree (not a PhD)

If you're seeking to transfer your degree from PhD to Masters (by Research), Master of Philosophy (MPil),  or another research doctorate or from MPhil to Masters (by Research), see Transferring to  another graduate research degree (not a PhD).