Located on the northwestern tip of the North Island, Auckland (population 1.5 million) is the largest city in New Zealand and home to an eclectic population of Europeans and Pacific Islanders. Known as the “City of Sails” for the abundance of boats in its harbor, the metropolitan area features over 100 miles of coastline. Come study abroad with API in Auckland and see for yourself why the city is consistently rated one of the world’s most livable cities! Parks, festivals, shopping, clubs, pubs, dining, and tours, all within 15-30 minutes walk.
- API welcomes you to New Zealand's most populous city, Auckland, with an extensive orientation and several excursions and cultural events to show study abroad students the
- University of Auckland is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world with 16 subjects in the top 50 of the QS World Rankings
- Festivals, shopping, parks, lively pubs, and great tours all within 15-30 minutes walk from campus
- Auckland has been ranked one of the most livable cities - come see it for yourself!
API Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.
API students have the opportunity to study abroad in Auckland at the innovative AUT University. Founded in 1895, AUT University describes itself as “the university for the changing world,” is focused on providing student-centered, innovation and responsive learning experiences. The main campus is in the heart of the city, a mere 10-15 minute walk to the harbor area. Approximately 22,000 students are enrolled at AUT University, of which nearly 4,000 are international students.
API students at the University of Auckland will be able to enroll in a variety of subject areas with both local “Kiwis” and other international students from over 85 countries. Students will take 4-5 courses alongside local Kiwi students and other international students. This offers students a great chance to immerse themselves in campus life and feel like locals. API's Resident Coordinator will also take the API group on several excursions around New Zealand and local cultural activities.
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