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Postgraduate allocations

The Postgraduate allocation class supports capability development of postgraduate students enrolled at a New Zealand university.

To be considered for a Postgraduate allocation, your application must satisfy the following criteria:

  • You must be enrolled at a New Zealand degree-granting institution and working on a postgraduate research programme (e.g. PhD or Masters by research) approved by that institution. Applicants in undergraduate programmes (including Honours programmes) or graduate programmes based on coursework are not eligible.

Even if your application satisfies these criteria, we may not award your project an allocation from the Postgraduate class:

  • If your institution is a NeSI Collaborator or Subscriber, your project's allocation will most likely be made from your institution's entitlement.
  • If you have not used an HPC previously, we may award your project a Proposal Development allocation first. In this case, your project may be considered for a Postgraduate allocation after your Proposal Development allocation is complete.
  • Some allocation requests may be declined, or alternatively postponed until a later time, if there is insufficient computing capacity available to meet demand.

Read more about how we review applications.

To learn more about NeSI Projects, and to apply please review the content of the section entitled Applying for a NeSI Project.