Information for new PhD students

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

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

Key and access card

To access your work space, you’ll probably need a key and access card.

Request a key and access card

Library

Our library is awesome! You can search the catalogue at library.auckland.ac.nz.

We have dedicated subject librarians that can help you to find the materials that you need.

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.

University Directory profile

If you are enrolled as a doctoral student, then you'll have a profile in the University Directory. Log in to directory.auckland.ac.nz with your username and password, then click 'Edit your profile' to start your profile.