Postgraduate support and services

Where to go for information and advice throughout the course of your studies.

Information and advice

School of Graduate Studies
Get information about doctoral study and find out how to book a Doctoral Candidate Adviser appointment online.

Look into your accommodation options at the University or through private landlords.

Career Development and Employment Services
Specialist advice about career development, enhancing marketability to prospective employers and realising your potential.

International Office
Critical assistance, advice and information for all international students.

Postgraduate Students' Association (PGSA)
Dedicated to strengthening the postgraduate community at the University. Join the PGSA for social events, news, information and advice.


Scholarships and awards
You could claim part of the $32m worth of scholarships, prizes and awards available to postgraduate students. Find out how via the link.

Guaranteed Scholarships
If you're a high-achieving postgraduate research students, you could be eligible for a Guaranteed Scholarship. Click the link to find out more.


Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Get a secure connection to our network when you are not on campus.


AUSA Advocacy Service
A support network and service to students to help improve the quality of student life at the University of Auckland through advocacy, welfare, education and representation.

Postgraduate Research Skills
Online and in-person support for all thesis-writing postgraduates and research development skills for doctoral candidates.

Personal support
Find out about support available to meet your learning needs, your health or to meet your personal or community needs.

IT skills workshops
IT training offered free of charge for University of Auckland postgraduates.


Postgraduate events
Find out about events specifically for postgraduates, including Postgraduate Orientation, the monthly Doctoral Morning Tea and the Three Minute Thesis competition.

Old Government House
Old Government House (OGH) is home to the University of Auckland Staff Common Room Club. Doctoral candidates are welcome to join.

Find out about University and Faculty orientation programmes.

Strata Cafe and postgraduate commons
Discover a space to relax, socialise or study over a coffee or a delicious snack. Strata is the postgraduate student commons area, and includes a bar, café and quiet study area. It is managed by the PGSA, and their members are eligible for food and drink discounts.