Information for Prospective Postgraduate Students

Felipe Voloch
University of Canterbury

The New Zealand government has taken several strong measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Some of these measures are to close the border and stop processing visa applications. It is not known how long these restrictions will last. With that, we cannot admit overseas students at the moment. I still welcome applications and requests for information but decisions are postponed until the situation changes.

This page is aimed mainly at students from other Universities interested in coming to the University of Canterbury to work with me. If you are a current UC student who is interested doing an Honours, Masters or Ph.D. thesis with me, come talk to me.

To be a postgraduate student here (as a Masters or Ph.D. student), you will need to be formally accepted by the University. Information about the enrollment procedure, academic and English language entry criteria, application forms etc.

I don't have funds available for student support, however you can look at the following link for information about UC's scholarships for postgraduate students.

Before I can support your application to the University as a postgraduate student intending to work with me, I need you to email me the following:

I. Your C.V. (résumé)

II. English Language Test score (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) if English is not your first language, in which case you should meet the minimum requirements of the University. English requirements

III. Academic transcript(s), GPA (grade-point-average, please include the scale) and rank in your class/department, if available.

IV. Master's thesis or senior thesis, published or accepted papers (journal papers, papers in conference proceedings, technical reports, etc) or preprints, if any.

V. Funding plan (self, government, scholarships, etc).

VI. Your research interests, which should align with mine. Please have a look at my recent preprints on ArXiv and my not so recent preprints page. Also, a lot of my research uses some basic algebraic geometry, so it would help if you have prior exposure to that.

V. Two letters of recommendation from your professors, sent directly to me.

I might also request further information and perhaps a Skype interview. Please contact me, if you have any questions