Depositing theses

A requirement of completing a thesis is to deposit a print and a digital copy of the work for the Library collection.

The University's Guide to Theses and Dissertations provides information on the presentation and submission of theses including copyright requirements, style and format, binding of print copies and the submission and deposit process for both print and digital copies.

Depositing a digital thesis


The Library manages the University Research Repository, ResearchSpace, an institutional repository for theses, journal articles and research reports authored by University of Auckland staff and postgraduate students.

All PhD and masters students are required to deposit a digital copy of their thesis into the University Research Repository.

  • Masters students must deposit a digital copy and supply a print copy to the relevant Faculty Student Centre on successful completion of the examination.
  • PhD students must deposit a digital copy and supply a print copy to the Graduate Centre on successful completion of the oral examination.

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Library requirements for print copies

Ensure a Thesis consent form is completed and signed, and inserted in each print copy of your thesis before binding.

Students are responsible for arranging the binding of their thesis.

  • The University Bindery undertakes thesis binding that complies with University specifications.

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A period of embargo (no access) may be requested for a thesis if there are compelling reasons for restricting access to it.

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