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The University of Auckland is located in the heart of New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city. Ranked in the world's top 100* universities, the University of Auckland has a strong research focus where students have the opportunity to learn from academics who are at the top of their field, nationally and internationally.

The University's 42,000-strong student population reflects the multicultural nature of Auckland city. With over 7,000 international students and more than 120 international partnerships, the University of Auckland offers a truly global experience.

*QS World University Rankings 2017/18

Founded
1883
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The University of Auckland
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Reviews

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Andriana
10/10

What an experience! I've made so many life-long friends at the University of Auckland and overall, I have so many hilarious memories.

In an academic sense, I could not recommend this university enough. I've taken so many courses that I wouldn't back at my home university and it has really enriched my knowledge! The staff (lecturers, etc) have also been amazing- so understanding and replying to emails really quickly if you have any problems (definitely a massive help if you have any last minute questions for assignments).

Socially, the university provides so many weekly events and it is really close to two of the main streets of Auckland City which means that you can always go to a really cute and cheap restaurant or cafe near by.

I really recommend this university and just want to say a huge "good luck" to anyone who decides to go here! Trust me, you will really enjoy it!

Yes, I recommend
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Madeleine
9/10

Had a great time at this university. I enjoyed the courses I took whilst here (I am a chemistry major). New Zealand is a beautiful country so there are many opportunities to travel and explore the wonderful scenery. Accommodation is expensive, and so are general living costs such as food shopping. They have a society for you to meet other exchange students, but it is just as good to join other clubs where you will meet other full time students as well as other internationals.

Yes, I recommend
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Yanyi
9/10

Beautiful country, a great school with friendly people! It has been the best experience I've ever had. For me, the best part is the education system, from which I finally found the enjoyment of study and figure out what I really want to do and need to do in the future. I really learn a lot from the courses and definitely it would be helpful in my future career.

Highly recommend this program :)

Yes, I recommend
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Henrik
7/10

Great school and everything but lacking the night life and accommodation is crazy expensive but hey, I chose Auckland for the scenery (the south island) and travelling - not for the university I was going to attend! SASS group was not as good as I expected. The study abroad student society didn't organize much events but it's run by students not by the school so it was still good. I think the university itself should involve its exchange students more in the university life.

How can this program be improved?
More student events for exchange students. More nightlife.
Response from The University of Auckland

Hi Henrik,

Thanks for your review. Auckland is ranked the third most liveable city in the world, which means it has experienced an increasingly high demand on housing and as a result higher housing and rent prices. While the cost of living is not cheap, we hope the easy access to nature and the free and numerous cultural events throughout the year make it easy for university students to enjoy living in the urban heart of New Zealand while getting a world-class education.

Enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.

Kind regards,
Amelia

Yes, I recommend
Ayla
9/10

While I had a difficulties with my home university figuring out what I needed to arrange for my exchange, I was filled with relief when I received my first email from the University of Auckland. Everything was so clearly explained, step-by-step, reminders for deadlines, etc., their services for international students are great! I also really loved the attention they paid to student mental health throughout the semester. My master courses were very interesting and challenging, with small classes and approachable teachers. There are unique courses like pacific health that you can't do anywhere else in the world! I stayed at one of the University halls, which was nice because almost everyone else was also an international student & there are often activities, but it was very expensive. I would also recommend signing up for some student organisations like the climbing club and study abroad society. It is nice that the city campus is very close to the city centre and there are a lots of places with great (international) food. There are many places nearby that you can visit, we tried to get out of Auckland almost every weekend (and the south island is even more amazing <3<3). The weather in summer is great (and in winter pretty good as well in my opinion) and the nature in New Zealand is crazy beautiful. I did lots of hiking with international friends. New Zealand is a country I normally wouldn't travel to because it's so far away, so combining it with my studies was the perfect experience!

Yes, I recommend

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