Study Abroad at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

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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.

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86%
based on 190 reviews
  • Academics 7.5
  • Support 7.8
  • Fun 7.7
  • Housing 7.7
  • Safety 8.9
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Yanyi
10/10

An amazing experience at UoA

This is my first time that I have been abroad. I was so worried about the foreign studying and living environment before I came here. But as soon as I arrived in NZ, I found everyone is so friendly. Every time I got a problem and ask people around for help, they were so friendly to offer help. And people always smile, which really makes me feel good. And I met many good friends here, with whose company, I have a really good time in Auckland.

Yes, I recommend
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Ye
8/10

Fantastic Study Abroad in UoA

This is a definitely amazing and unforgettable experience in my life!
Although as a international student, I still cannot communicate very fluently with the local, but everybody is friendly and hospitably. The most impressive thing is, when I got troubled in the statistic class, tutor is very very patient to ask my "Silly" questions lol, and my new friend met in this class also help me to modify the comment to the plot (the assignment). after the first half semester, I make many friends here and enjoy the class!

At weekends, I would have a morning jogging with my friends around the coastline, that is another amazing experience which i never had before i come here. NewZealand is really beautiful and I enjoy everyday here!

How can this program be improved?
May be organize more activities for international students.
Yes, I recommend
Hongyang
7/10

Unforgettable experience in UoA

This program is flexible. I can choose any course that I want to study. Last semester I chose Wine Science. During the seminars, the course coordinators provided us several red and white wines and led us to analyse them in a scientific way. Besides, we visited the vineyard on Waiheke Island, which is fabulous.
The natural scenery of New Zealand is the most attractive in the world. During the holiday I travelled around the country. This will be the most precious memory for me in my life.

Yes, I recommend
Angie
10/10

Exchange experience

University of Auckland gave me an opportunity to experience one semester of excellent law school education here. I chose UoA because it's academic reputation in law. It truly impresses me when I have classes here. The teachers are rather kind and conservative. They teach knowledge and answer all our questions when we are confused about common law system and etc. they are also very Chinese-friendly as to discuss cultural difference with us and different systems of law. This programme will become an unique experience through my whole life.

How can this program be improved?
If we can have personal academic advisor that will be much more helpful.
Yes, I recommend
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Sammie
10/10

University of Auckland

I've been having the most amazing time at the University of Auckland on exchange from America. In fact, I'm having such a good time that I'm trying to extend my stay for another semester. The city is vibrant and full of adventures while still being friendly and personable. So close to Auckland are beautiful mountains, beaches, hikes, waterfalls, and so many great sites. You can take day trips to lots of places, and longer weekend trips as well. The South Island is a stunning short trip away, available for weekend trips or for longer stays. The University offers classes in all sorts of interests; my favorite class in my entire university career has been at Auckland Uni. The clubs are welcoming to all, and tons of fun. Overall an amazing, incredible, outstanding experience.

How can this program be improved?
NA
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Sze Shean
8/10

Exchange Student in NZ

Living as an exchange student in New Zealand has been a great experience. It is great trying to study in a different environment and everyone is very friendly. There are so many beautiful places around Auckland to visit that ranges from regional parks to waterfalls. I am glad that I grabbed this opportunity to be here. This is the best choice I have made in my life and I am enjoying every minute of my life here.

Yes, I recommend
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Michelle Shin Min
8/10

Exchange Student

Being an exchange student in University of Auckland is one of the best choice I have made in my life. I could study at one of the world's top university while given the chance to explore the beautiful country. The university is very near to downtown Auckland making life in a foreign country more convenient. Accommodation is guaranteed for exchange student which save me the trouble of looking for a place to stay. Overall, it is a great experience.

Yes, I recommend
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Nikolas
10/10

Sweet as

I am a chemical engineering student from Technical University of Denmark. I have so far enjoyed my stay here very much. The professors seem nice and the fellow students aswell. The quality of the housing is not the best but the community at my student village more than makes up for it. I especially like the parks around uni and have been participating in several clubs. I think my courses would have been better with fewer lectures and more tutorials but it was not a big problem at all.

Yes, I recommend
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Cadence
8/10

Study Abroad at UofA

I've thoroughly enjoyed my time studying at the University of Auckland! I'm here from Boston, so I love being in the city, and I love how close the university campus is to Queen street and the downtown area. The classes are interesting, though the structure of them differs a bit from US classes. Overall this had been a wonderful experience and I've been very happy here, and I hope to come back again after my time abroad is over!

How can this program be improved?
There is not much opportunity to integrate with the kiwi community as an international student. Everyone is very cordial and kind, but there have never been very limited opportunities to hang out with kiwi students outside of class.
Yes, I recommend
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Johannes
10/10

University of Auckland

The UoA staff was very helpful in setting up my courses. By visiting the same classes as everyone else instead of being in separated exchange student classes, the academic program is more challenging but provides the opportunity to meet locals and connect with other people quicker.
Additional courses to understand research methods at the university and to learn academic writing in English are provided as well and are very helpful!
The teachers in my classes try to use the opportunity of having foreign students in their courses by implementing foreign law as a comparison to the NZ law.

Yes, I recommend
Bobby
8/10

Great home base

One of the best things about Auckland is it is a good home base for travels. There is so much to see and do in NZ. Auckland is a good location to go to school since the whole North Island is just a drive away. The possibilities are endless. You can go skiing, surfing, kite-surfing, hiking, rock climbing and more. Staying in Auckland makes it very easy to explore this beautiful country. Compared to the US the difficulty of the classes is comparable.

Yes, I recommend
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Sarah
10/10

Amazing Study Abroad at UoA

From the first day at Auckland, with transport provided from the University, I knew that this was a very welcoming and safe place. Having many friends who have studied abroad in different parts of the world and seeing their accommodations I was not expecting much. When I got to my campus housing I was pleasantly surprised, as it is so nice, warm and homey. There are many events at this Uni that make it easy to get involved, even if you do not know anyone prior to coming. Special events for international students are held, along with a Uni-wide club fair having wide arrange of activities and clubs, so there is something for everyone. I have found the people to be extremely friendly and helpful in figuring out the schooling process here. With such an amazingly beautiful country to explore it has been easy and safe to get out and explore on the weekends with other international students who share the same interests to see as much as we can of New Zealand. I would HIGHLY recommend this program; I am so glad I picked UoA.

Yes, I recommend
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Natsumi
8/10

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
Sandra
10/10

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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Kelly
8/10

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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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...