Postgraduate Research Student Support (PReSS)
PReSS is funding that helps postgraduate research students to undertake their research and to complete their studies in a timely manner. It is intended to help cover direct research costs.
Doctoral candidates with an active PReSS account can view balances and transactions through Student Services Online. For doctoral degrees with a taught component, funding will only be available during the supervised research component.
If you have any queries about your PReSS account, ask your supervisor, department or school administrator.
How PReSS funding is allocated
As a doctoral candidate, the amount you are allocated depends on your subject area (approved by the Board of Graduate Studies when you enrol).
The Tertiary Education Commission allocates funding bands that recognise the relative research costs for each doctoral subject area. These form the basis for allocating funds.