PReSS accounts and stipends

Arts doctoral students receive a PReSS account to cover research expenses, an additional stipend, and a photocopying and printing credit.

PReSS accounts

All University of Auckland doctoral students receive an annual stipend to help cover direct research costs, which is paid into a PReSS account. Funding is credited on an annual basis for up to four years full-time (or pro-rata for part-time).

Additional $350 stipend for Arts doctoral students

An additional stipend of up to a maximum of $350 per annum (pro-rata for part time) will be credited by way of a reimbursement on actual spend to your PReSS account, at the end of the calendar year. If there is no expenditure in your PReSS account during the year, no credit will be applied.

Reimbursement from PReSS accounts

  1. Fill out your expense details on SharePoint.
  2. Upload your supervisor's approval and the tax invoice (preferably in PDF format) that corresponds with this claim.
  3. Fill out the correct coding (select from dropdown list). Your PReSS account number is your username.
  4. Submit your claim for review and approval.

Printing and photocopying credit

Currently enrolled PhD students in Arts will receive $150 per annum as a print and photocopy credit, based on enrolment status (pro-rata for part-time students). Credit will be applied in early January. You are not required to apply for this credit.


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