Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Postgraduate students

Here you’ll find information on forms, handbooks, postgraduate research, and student support services.

Postgraduate Research

Research is a fundamental part of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS), with a wide range of research centres and groups.

For current research opportunities within the faculty;

The University of Auckland awards scholarships and prizes worth almost $35 million to thousands of students each year. More information on scholarships can be found at the University's scholarships website.



Masters thesis, research portfolio and dissertation submission

Thesis and Research Portfolio submission

The submission of a thesis is a two-step process.

Step One:

On or before the due date, the following items need to be submitted to the FMHS Student Centre at the Grafton Campus (Ground Floor, Building 503, 85 Park Road):

  • 1 x soft-bound copies of the thesis/research portfolio
  • 1 x identical digital copy of the thesis/research portfolio
  • 1 x Thesis submission form (available for download using the link below, or at the Student Centre)

Step Two:

After the thesis/research portfolio has been examined, minor corrections may be recommended by the examiners. These need to be completed to the satisfaction of their supervisor within one month. Students must then submit:

  • 1 x hard bound version of the corrected thesis/research portfolio with the Thesis Consent Form bound in (to the FMHS Student Centre in person, or by a nominee, in arrangement with Student Centre staff)
  • 1 x identical digital copy (uploaded to the University Library’s ResearchSpace at https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/)

Please note: Proof of submission to ResearchSpace must be provided to the FMHS Student Centre, either by printing the receipt email, or by forwarding the receipt email to fmhs@auckland.ac.nz, ensuring that you include your full name and ID number.

Dissertation submission

Dissertation submissions are administered by the School in which a dissertation student is registered. For specific submission information, please consult your supervisor, or email fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Postgraduate Insights Newsletter

Associate Professor Trevor Sherwin

Keep up to date with all things postgraudate with our newsletter from the Associate Dean Postgraduate, Associate Professor Trevor Sherwin.

It contains information about postgraduate successes within the faculty and also keeps you all abreast of changes within the statutes, regulations and rules that occur during the year.

The newsletter will be published two to three times per year.

We encourage you to send us your postgraduate news submissions to Marleena Holmberg. Your submission will help us communicate and celebrate the successes of our postgraduate community, togther as a faculty.

Check out our latest issue here


Help and Advice

The FMHS Student Centre provides help and assistance for all current and prospeecitve students in the faculty.

Contact Details

Ground floor, Building 503
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences 
85 Park Road, Grafton 

Phone: +64 9 923 2760
Fax: +64 9 308 2380
Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Open: 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday, all year round (except public holidays, Christmas Eve, and the day after Easter Monday)

Postal Address

The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142, New Zealand


Postgraduate Student Associations (PGSA)

The PGSA aims to:

  • Provide a means of communication between FMHS postgraduate students and the administration of the University of Auckland by ensuring postgraduate student representation on Faculty committees where appropriate.
  • Actively assist in developing a postgraduate culture and community at the FMHS by organizing social and other activities.
  • Publicise and promote FMHS postgraduate students’ achievements within The University of Auckland and to the community at large, for example, the Postgraduate Research Symposium and financial assistance in conference travel.

University of Auckland PGSA