School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) works to support an outstanding graduate experience for all our PhD and named doctorate candidates.

Covid-19 announcement

Friday 5 March: The Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 at 6.00am on Sunday (7 March) until next Friday (12 March). The rest of the country (including our Tai Tokerau campus in Whangārei) moves to Alert Level 1 this Sunday morning.

Please take good care of yourselves and your whānau during this period of uncertainty.

Book an online appointment

Currently enrolled doctoral candidates can make, change or cancel an online doctoral candidate adviser appointment using the link below. Appointments are available for general advice or specific actions from enrolment to submission, from Monday to Friday, 10-12pm and 2-4pm. 

Click here to book your online appointment.

About the School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies has overall responsibility for the development and oversight of policies and procedures for graduate programmes, and for the promotion of graduate study and advocacy for graduate students.

We provide information and a range of services to all prospective and current postgraduate students. Our doctoral candidate advisers can help with doctoral enrolment, progression, examination and thesis submission enquiries.

The Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor Caroline Daley, is the Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies. The board is responsible for the creation and administration of the University's policies on postgraduate study.

Get in touch

Phone and email

Phone (from within New Zealand): 0800 61 62 63
Phone (from outside New Zealand): +64 9 373 7999
Email: doctoraladvice@auckland.ac.nz

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
We are closed on weekends and public holidays.

Physical address  

School of Graduate Studies
AskAuckland Central,
Alfred Nathan House (Building 103)
24 Princes Street
Auckland

Postal address

School of Graduate Studies
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142

School of Graduate Studies staff

Academic staff

Dean of Graduate Studies: Associate Professor Caroline Daley
Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies: Dr Jan Cronin

Professional staff

School of Graduate Studies Director: Dr Helen Ross
Doctoral Candidate Manager: Sean Maguire
Doctoral Experience Manager: Dr Heidi Collins
Doctoral candidature: Dr Jonathan Albright, Shelby Lang, Matt Hicks and Dr Silvia Perin
Doctoral examinations: Naomi Kelly, Bandraoi O'Sullivan and George Gough
Communications and Web Adviser: Sarah Cason
Doctoral Experience Adviser: Dr Sandy Lin
Analyst: Cindy Lee (On maternity leave)