Doctoral advice

Where to go for advice throughout the course of your PhD or named doctorate.

The School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies provides information and administrative services to doctoral candidates. 

Find out more online: School of Graduate Studies

International Office

Whether you're having problems settling in, have questions about your visa or need to talk to someone about your studies, International students will find a wealth of support, advice and information at the International Office.

Find out more online: International Office

Health and Counselling Service

We all need a little support sometimes. The University's Health and Counselling Service offers medical advice and counselling for students across the University.

Find out more online: Health and Counselling Service


Equity offer support services for all equity groups at the University, including LQBTQI students, students with disabilities and students from low socio-economic or refugee backgrounds.

The Equity Office also help Māori and Pacific doctoral candidates who are looking for advice, funding options, or development or networking opportunities.

Find out more online: Equity


When you need advice on copyright issues, publishing contracts or creative commons licences, speak to a copyright expert who can help guide you through your situation and your options.

Find out more online: Copyright for research and publication


Need University accommodation, information about private rentals in Auckland or want help with a tenancy contract or problem? Accommodation Solutions can help.

Find out more online: Accommodation

AUSA Advocacy

AUSA Advocacy is an independent and confidential dispute resolution service, available for free to all University of Auckland students.

Find out more online: AUSA Advocacy

Faculty-specific doctoral advice

Your faculty, school, department or institute is a great place to start when you're looking for information or advice. Check out the doctoral pages from the following faculties and institutes:


Creative Arts and Industries

Education and Social Work


Medical and Health Sciences


Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Liggins Institute