School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies is a central service for all current and prospective PhD or named doctorate candidates.

Exterior of Alfred Nathan House: grand white building; white stone steps lead to columned entranceway.

Book a Postgraduate Adviser appointment online

Doctoral candidates can make, change or cancel a Postgraduate Adviser appointment online, using the link below.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 10-12pm and 2-4pm. 

Click here to book your appointment.

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 administrative services to all prospective and current postgraduate students. Our Postgraduate Advisers can help with doctoral admissions, 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 7513

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

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 manager: Dr Helen Ross
Operations team lead: Sean Maguire
Doctoral candidature: James Weston, Neil Jennings, Jonathan Albright and Karen Driessen
Doctoral examinations: Naomi Kelly, Bandraoi O'Sullivan and Phollie Ngo
Communications and web adviser: Sarah Cason
Events and engagement adviser: Maria Hoiss