Postgraduate Research Student Support (PReSS)
PReSS assists postgraduate research students to undertake their research and complete in a timely manner.
We provide research support funding for doctoral candidates dependent on their doctoral subject area approved by the Board of Graduate Studies at the time of enrolment.
The Tertiary Education Commission allocates funding bands that recognise the relative research costs for each doctoral subject area. These will be used as the basis for allocating funds. For doctoral degrees with a taught component, funding will only be available during the supervised research component.
Doctoral candidates are given an annual research fund and account to assist with their study. This is intended to help cover direct research costs. The amount depends on the doctoral subject area.
Doctoral students with an active PReSS account can view balances and transactions through My enrolment finances.
If you have any queries about your PReSS account, ask your supervisor, department or school administrator.