Study Abroad at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Study Abroad at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

Combine an unforgettable travel experience with studying at a top-100 ranked university. We are New Zealand’s leading university and offer world-class facilities, excellent teaching and a friendly and supportive learning environment.

In our Study Abroad program, choose from more than 120 subjects to earn credits for your major or explore new areas including disciplines not offered at your home university. Subjects popular with our Study Abroad students include Anthropology, Māori/Pacific Studies, Wine Science, Marine Science, Environmental Science and Film, TV & Media Studies.

Auckland is flanked by two harbors, with stunning beaches on both coasts, beautiful islands a short ferry-ride away and lots of water-related activities. For those who prefer their feet firmly on land, Auckland offers lush subtropical forests for hiking and (dormant) volcanoes to climb. Urbanites will enjoy the city’s many cultural and sporting events, festivals, restaurants and vibrant shopping precincts.

New Zealand
Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Subject Areas
Art History
Asian Studies
Criminal Justice
Cultural Studies
Earth Sciences
English Literature
European Studies
Food Science and Nutrition
Global Studies
Health Sciences
Hispanic Studies
International Business
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts
Māori Studies
Marine Biology
Media Relations
Museum Studies
Natural Sciences
Pacific Studies
Social Sciences
Sustainable Development
Theater, Drama and Dance
Visual Arts
Wildlife Sciences
Degree Level
Academic Year
Online Application
GPA Requirement
Starting Price
Price Details
Study Abroad program students pay a single flat fee (NZ$12,750) which covers tuition fees for a full-time program of study and the student services fee.

In 2018 the Study Abroad fee is NZD12,750 per semester.

Please note accommodation costs and other living expenses are additional to this fee.

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Program Reviews

based on 178 reviews
  • Academics 7.5
  • Support 7.8
  • Fun 7.7
  • Housing 7.8
  • Safety 8.9
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Perfect place to study abroad

I've been studying in University of Auckland as an exchange student since this March. What surprised me was so many supports of kind and friendly uni stuff. Because of my poor English skill, I had a lots of problem including catching up classes and completing assignments, but they are always willing to help me with addressing those difficulties. There is a free English conversation class called ELE in uni and it also helps improving my English skill.
There are various events in uni and each UoA's accommodations, which provides us chances to make new friends. Also, even exchange students can join club activities. I became a member of concert band and orchestra, and was on some stages such as music festival and competition. Time spending here with awesome friends is my treasure.
I really recommend this university in Aotearoa to people who are looking forward to place studying abroad and expecting lots of exciting and precious experiences.

Yes, I recommend

Welcomed from the first day

I feel like I've been taken care of since the day I arrived in New Zealand. At the airport I met up with an amazing lady from uni who were there to pick me and some other students up, early in the morning. I never felt lost and we had a lot of fun in the car. The lady who picked us up forgot the paper she was supposed to give me, but she was so friendly and came with them later tthat day. Ever since, everything have gone so smoothly. I really appreciate the communication between the university and the students - through e-mails and the website. Everything feels organized and relaxed, I don't have to go around being worried. There's always someone who can help if I can't figure it out on my own. The courses I've taken in philosophy and politics have this far been great, and so I'm looking forward to another semester here. I love it!

Yes, I recommend
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Good Academic Area

Uoa as a university are quiet well in the academic area. They provide excellent accommodation location for student to live in, with top security level. On the academic side, the university provide different support to student on the based skills and talents. The people in the university is very nice and helpful. One thing I think the university could improve is their timetable. Uoa have separate each class in to 1-2 hours and distribute eventually on weekdays, but that's not quiet convenience. Student may feel difficult to do time management on it.

Yes, I recommend
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Beautiful Country

Coming to Auckland uni has definitely been a crazy experience! it is different from home (the uni and city), so did take a while to get used to but you get over that pretty quick. I've tried a lot of new things here, joined lots of clubs and love that I can travel while I'm here. I am so glad I moved to New Zealand, it really is as beautiful as people say! South Island is the prettiest place I've ever seen, everyone has to go, its just incredible!

How can this program be improved?

More guidance during orientation for exchange students, rather than the focus being on first year internationals.

Yes, I recommend
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Auckland Uni

I have had a great experience so far at Auckland Uni. The professors have been great and it is obvious that they want their students to succeed. There are countless clubs on campus that are inviting to exchange students. I have found it very easy to get involved on campus and feel like a part of the community! Not only have I had a positive experience at uni so far, but also love what Auckland has to offer. There are endless activities and adventures, always giving me something to do with my free time.

Yes, I recommend
Amy Vicky

Loving Auckland

My year abroad at Auckland has been amazing so far! I'm staying in Carlaw (University accommodation) and from the start the staff and students have made a real effort to help everyone get to know people and the city; the day after I landed in NZ we were hiking up Mount Eden and sharing pizza. My classes are a mixed bag, some challenging and some less so, but even for the subjects I'm fairly familiar with, its good to have it taught by different lecturers with different teaching styles to my home Uni. I'm met lots of international friends and have had a lot of amazing experiences already, and I'm only two months in!

How can this program be improved?

It would be good to find a way to help international student integrate with domestic students. I've made a couple of kiwi friends, but the majority are international, and joining the University in the middle of the academic year makes it harder to integrate into some of the cliques of full time students.

Yes, I recommend
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Go Study Abroad at UoA

Really enjoying my time here. Auckland Uni is great and all information and help you need is just around the corner; just ask. The International Office is packed with nice people, standing by just to help you; either by e-mail or in person. The whole Uni has a pretty flat structure, so contact with lectures is easy (and not scary). Just catch them after a lecture and ask. The city campus is nice with lots of places to eat or take a coffee.

Auckland is a great city, and the Uni is awesome, but the real experience is all the things you can (and should) do outside of Auckland. Join a club and experience New Zealand. There are so many things to see outside Auckland; and you don't have to go far. A lot of the clubs travel during the weekends and/or the midterm break. By joining a club you'll also be able to meet more people, which make the stay even better.

Yes, I recommend
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Study Abroad at UoA

I'm doing a year abroad studying at the University of Auckland. It has been some ups and downs, but mostly ups! I've made tons of new friends - the university accommodation is providing lots of activities (from watching Game of Thrones together to free ice cream). The courses I'm taking at uni are very interesting, and it's so fascinating to see how they do things differently from my home university. I love how they record every lecture and the coursebooks are much cheaper than textbooks. Auckland is a great location for exploring New Zealand, with Hobbiton, Rotorua and other points of interest not far away. The city itself is also fantastic - I'm not done exploring it yet! New Zealand is a great country to go to for a study abroad experience!

How can this program be improved?

I can't really think of anything important, but just a small thing: The buddy service would be much more helpful if the buddies were available the week we arrive here in NZ, because by the time uni starts, all the initial things we need help for is already done (e.g. figuring out where the closest shops are, where to withdraw money etc).

Yes, I recommend
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Life in UoA

I am an exchange student and this is my first semester here. At first I was so scared that everything was strange to me, and I feel lonely as well because of the language barrier. However currently I am really fitting in this place because of the help I received from flatmates, professors, etc. People here are really nice and those who study abroad for the first time just like me don't have to worry about the adaptation problem. It will be fine with some time.

How can this program be improved?

I think the program is really good but the problem is that not many people in my country know this program. So maybe the school should work harder on the oversea publicity part.

Yes, I recommend
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Ho Ching

A wonderful experience

It is an amazing experience to study at the U of Auckland. Here at Auckland you can meet people from all around the world. Both local and international students are generally very friendly to you regardless of your race/ ethnicity. I feel like people enjoy chatting with and making friends with people from various cultural backgrounds. As a multi-cultural city, you can also find food from different countries and regions easily in the city! It will be a great time to spend a semester here.

How can this program be improved?

It will be even better if it organizes more outings or group gatherings for international students.

Yes, I recommend
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The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is a great place for students to study abroad! It is located right in the heart of Auckland, which made my daily routine extremely convenient! The academic balance was just right - there are times you really need to study hard and there are times you could plan New Zealand road trips to explore the country during the weekends. I would highly recommend students to live in one of the university accommodations named as 55 Symonds - it's incredible! During the weekends and mid-semester break, I explored the country and had many unique experiences. I visited Hobbiton's filming site, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Fox Glacier, and many more! Every trip I had were all once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Studying in New Zealand and choosing The University of Auckland was definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life!

Yes, I recommend
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Year Abroad

Amazing university located in a beautiful country. Academics for my subject are not a rigorous as my home uni (Edinburgh) but the courses are compelling and the teachers I have all had are captivating, extremely helpful and attentive. The best part of the experience is the opportunity to travel across NZ, I am only a few months in but I have explored an amazing amount of the North Island on weekends away and spent my mid semester break in Fiji, a completely once in a life experience. I would 100% recommend studying abroad at here and would additionally recommend Carlaw Park accommodation.

Yes, I recommend
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Exchange, autumn 2017

I have been studying as an exchange student at The University of Auckland for two months now and it has been a great experience! The lectures are interesting, the city campus is modern and has a lot of facilities like gym, computer spaces and a lot of food. I live at Carlaw Park Student Village which is a very good housing close to the university. Both Carlaw Park Student Village and the university arranged orientation which was really fun and a good way to find friends here. There are a lot of clubs to join which is a good way to go on excursions and see other parts of New Zealand. The workload from studying is larger than at my home university.

Yes, I recommend
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University of Auckland - Studying Abroad

Studying abroad at the University of Auckland has been such a rewarding experience. The academics are challenging, but the professors are very supportive and really want you to learn and succeed. While you will spend a lot of time studying, there is also plenty of time to explore all that New Zealand has to offer. You can always find other students interested in hanging out or going on a trip, but it is also safe enough to access anything you'd like on your own. I'm so glad I decided to study in New Zealand!

How can this program be improved?

The professors are responsive to email, but nobody else at the university is. Good luck getting a response from any faculty member or any office, especially if it is important! As a study abroad student who is really new to the way things are done here in New Zealand, it is even more frustrating to go weeks and weeks with no answers. Only thing so far that needs (MAJOR) improvement.

Yes, I recommend

Study Abroad - University of Auckland

Studying at The University of Auckland has been really great fun so far! Joining lots of different clubs and societies has given me lots of opportunities to meet other students, and make friends with people from all around the world. I have particularly enjoyed being at Carlaw Park accommodation - there are also lots of social events organised which are great and a really good way to meet new people.

Yes, I recommend

About The University of Auckland

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...