Resources and facilities

Resources for PhD students include an extensive library collection and a careers service aimed at postgraduate research students.  

The University of Auckland Library

The University of Auckland Library is the most extensive university library system in New Zealand.

The Library offers essential support for PhD research, including:

Find out more about the University of Auckland Library.

Study space for PhD students

Many of our Schools provide space and IT facilities for PhD students. Study space and computers are also available at the Arts Graduate Study Centre.

Find out more about the Arts Graduate Study Centre.

Induction Day: "Starting your doctorate"

All new PhD students must participate in a University doctoral Induction Day. These are held throughout the year to help you prepare for your first year. You can also meet other doctoral students and learn from their experiences.

Find out more about Induction Days.

The Doctoral Skills Programme

The Doctoral Skills Programme is an opportunity to develop the study and self-management skills you need to complete a major research project.

Find out more about the Doctoral Skills Programme.


Doctoral Academic Leadership Initiative

The Doctoral Academic Leadership Initiative comprises a series of fortnightly seminars with a focus on preparing mid-phase doctoral students for life in academia. The initiative focusses on areas such as leading in academia, teaching, research and professionalism and selects participants via an application process.

Find out more about the Doctoral Academic Leadership Initiative.

The School of Graduate Studies

The University’s School of Graduate Studies is responsible for all postgraduate programmes and provides information and administrative services to all prospective and current postgraduate students.

Find out more about the School of Graduate Studies.


Māori student support

The University of Auckland provides a range of support services for Māori students, such as mentoring programmes and equity support.

Find out more about Māori student support.

Pacific student support

The University offers a number of support services for our Pacific students, including the Fale Pasifika complex, culture spaces and on campus Hineteiwaiwa.

Find out more about Pacific student support.

Postgraduate careers

If you are a postgraduate or research student you can go to Career Development and Employability Services for specialist advice with career planning, creating CVs, interview skills and other aspects of your career development.

Find out more about careers services.