Research degrees are time-based and not semester-based. You are allowed between two and four years equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) for a doctoral degree.
As a progressing student you are in mid candidacy. This stage provides you with the opportunity to delve into your research topic, and grow your skills in research as you connect with other researchers and learn from your supervisors, peers and research subjects. It is also a time to reflect on the progress made in your research project and finalise a strategy for the timely completion and dissemination of research findings.
You will be required to participate in seminars, workshops and training days.
Biannual progress reports will have to be submitted so that your progress can be monitored.
You will have to enrol again at the beginning of the research period to continue your candidature.