Money matters and IT essentials

Money matters

Postgraduate Research Student Support (PReSS)

PReSS is money granted to all doctoral candidates to support postgraduate research and research-related activities. Find out how you can use your PReSS account, when and other details via the link below.

Find out more online: Postgraduate Research Student Support.

Managing your funds while studying

If you're worried about managing your money during your doctorate, check out these useful resources.

Find out more online: Managing your funds while studying.


The Tuākana Contestable Fund is available to Māori and Pacific postgraduate students to support presentations of their work.

Find out more online: Tuākana.

Scholarships and awards

Find out about scholarships and awards you may be eligible for using the University's new search tool.

Find out more online: Scholarships and awards.

IT essentials

IT essentials

Find out everything you need to know about IT services and support at the University of Auckland, including emails, file sharing, and WiFi set-up and log in.

Find out more online: IT essentials.

Virtual private network (VPN)

Get information on setting up and using a secure connection to our network from outside the University.

Find out more online: Virtual private network.

Personal IT purchases

As a doctoral candidate at the University, there are a number of software packages you can download and use, either for free or at a reduced cost.

Find out more online: Personal IT purchases.


SciTrack is the University's inventory management and procurement tool for all chemicals and biologicals, and most lab consumables, including hazardous and restricted materials.

Find out more online: SciTrack