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.

For additional information on PReSS accounts, you can read the PReSS account policy and procedures.

Reimbursement from PReSS accounts

You can make an online claim for reimbursement from your PReSS account.

Required documents for a reimbursement

  • Tax invoice or GST receipt relating to the expense item
  • Your supervisor's approval
  • Proof of payment
  • Proof of bank account which can be either of the following:
    • A bank deposit slip
    • A bank statement
    • A void cheque
    • A letter from the bank confirming that account number and the account holder details (Dated, stamped and signed)
    • A screenshot of internet banking with visible URL

EFTPOS slips are not acceptable. A maximum of three documents can be uploaded; merge these into one document where needed.

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.


If you have any questions about PReSS accounts, you can contact