Information for new PhD students

What you need to know to get started on your doctoral journey in Arts.

Here you will find your Arts related PhD necessities. If looking for more general information about starting your PhD you can check out our information for new doctoral candidates.

Username and password

You'll be issued with a username. This is made using the first letter of your first name, followed by the first three letters of your family name, followed by three digits.

You can find your username and password in your Acceptance of Application email.

ID cards

Every student and staff member is issued with an ID card.

You can use your ID card for:

  • Withdrawing books from the library
  • Photocopying and printing
  • Student discounts at Ubiq bookshop and all sorts of other places


Please fill out the online form to request a workspace in a shared office with computer and storage.

Request a workspace

Key and access

To access your work space, you will need to get access logged on to your Campus Card, and may need a key.

Request keys and access


Our library is awesome! You can search the catalogue at

We have dedicated research services advisers that can help you to find the materials that you need. Contact the library for research support.

If the library does not have what you are looking for, you can request material from other libraries all over the world using Interlibrary Loan.

IT support

If you're having any trouble with IT, you should contact the Staff Service Centre.

Printing and photocopying

You'll have been granted printing and photocopying credits which are debited each time copies are made. The amount of credit you receive depends on whether you are enrolled full-time, part-time, or for a partial year.

You can use your ID card for photocopying and printing, or log in with your username and password.

Financial support

We provide financial support to every doctoral student through a stipend, a PReSS account and the Doctoral Research Fund. You can also apply to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. The Faculty of Arts can also nominate students for University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships. 

Discovery Profiles

As an enrolled doctoral student, use your Discovery Profile to connect colleagues and collaborators with your research and expertise. Head over to the Research Hub for information on managing your Discovery Profile.