Support and resources

The faculty and the University offer a number of facilities, resources and financial support designed to help you get the most out of postgraduate study.

Student living


We have residences that meet the needs of postgraduate students

More information on accommodation.

Career Development and Employability Services

Postgraduate research students can access the University's postgraduate careers service for specialised career planning resources.


The University has early childhood centres for the children of students and staff, as well as child-friendly study and library spaces. See the University's web pages about parenting support.

Personal support

If you need a doctor, dentist, counsellor or spiritual guidance - we have support services available to help you balance study and living. See more about personal support.

Financial support

Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Stipend

Currently enrolled students in a postgraduate programme in Arts will receive up to $150 per annum as a print and photocopy credit, based on the number of points in Arts courses in which you are enrolled. There is an additional stipend of a maximum of $350 per annum for doctoral students.

Find out more about the Faculty of Arts Graduate Stipend.


We have a wide range of scholarships available to fund your postgraduate study.

Find out more about scholarships.

Employment opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Fixed Term Tutor expression of interest

Postgraduate students may apply for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions that enable them to work as tutors. GTAs provide teaching and marking support in undergraduate courses. This is an opportunity to gain valuable professional teaching experience. Graduate Advisers can provide more information on the tutoring role and application details.

Apply online

Academic resources

Computer facilities

The Faculty of Arts provides both general and specialised computer laboratories. All general facilities offer word processing, spreadsheet and data analysis applications, as well as access to University of Auckland web pages, the Library catalogue and email.

Find out more about the Arts Labs

The Kate Edger Information Commons provides multi-purpose computers, printers, photocopies and scanners. The Information Commons is a Library service.

Visit the Information Commons

The School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies provides information and administrative services to all prospective and current postgraduate students. Our Postgraduate Advisers can help you with masters, doctoral, examination and thesis submission enquiries.

Find out more about the School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Graduate Centre
East Wing, The ClockTower, 22 Princes Street
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86899
Fax: +64 9 373 7610
Open 8.30am-5pm

Student Learning Centre

The Student Learning Centre can help you develop effective academic learning and performance skills, with programmes catered to postgraduates and PhD candidates. Visit the Student Learning Centre.

Find out more about all University learning resources

Guide to theses and dissertations

This document is a general guide to the presentation and submission of theses and dissertations and contains additional information about related policies and procedures.

The University of Auckland guide to theses and dissertations

The Library

The University of Auckland Library is the largest university library system in New Zealand, and ranks alongside the top five university libraries in Australia. Arts subject librarians can assist with in-depth information enquiries, recommend the best resources for your research needs and advise on information retrieval and management.

Find out more about the University Library.

Arts Graduate Study Centre

This dedicated facility is available to all Faculty of Arts postgraduate students and provides study space, discussion rooms and computers.

Find out more about the Arts Graduate Study Centre.