Study Abroad at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

Video and Photos

About

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.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

86%
based on 203 reviews
  • Academics 7.6
  • Support 7.9
  • Fun 7.8
  • Housing 7.8
  • Safety 8.9
Showing 31 - 45 of 203
Default avatar
Nathalie
8/10

Copex exchange

I had a great time met some wonderful people, loved exploring beatiful New Zealand. This was the second semester of my masters programme which is a bit more uncommon since most people here are undergraduate, therefore I might not have felt a lot of support for postgraduates like me regarding the academics. Apart from that, I as as a Swede have enjoyed trying out campus life. I would recommend anyone coming here to explore the country as much as they can.

How can this program be improved?
More support for postgraduates
Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
Karla
9/10

Study Abroad

Being a female civil engineer student, it has been hard for me to find a good university where I could study abroad, but university of Auckland made this very easy for me. I was able to find the right classes I had to take and I was able to work with my home university to transfer them. The engineering classes I took at University of Auckland were great, they were both academically challenging and fun! I am very happy with experience.

How can this program be improved?
By giving us more awareness of the academic system.
Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
Amanda
10/10

Amazing experience

Really amazing experience. The people I’ve met here are wonderful and I have ha a lot of fun. And though you need to spend time studying the atmosphere in the university makes it easier to focus. The professors are really competent and friendly. The international office was really helpful with all of questions. I would recommend other students to come here an experience a nice university and city!

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
Alex
7/10

Kiwi Fun at UofA

Overall the University of Auckland is a great school with quality professors. However, it was not the school that was the most memorable or high quality element of my experience. It was the people in New Zealand, the native history, and the natural beauty. Traveling the country is simply majestic, and it was a cool experience learning about various New Zealand topics in class and then going to see those topics play out in the real world. I learned a lot about New Zealand's wine industry as well as its endemic flora and fauna. In summary, the school itself is about average (compared to big expensive US universities), but the experience is worthwhile.

How can this program be improved?
Perhaps easier access to academic advisors
Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
Signe
10/10

Fantastic experience for life!

I was very exited about going to New Zealand to study abroad, but nervous of leaving my comfort zone at the same time. Though I can say now that this have been the best experience of my life. I have had an amazing time here, and cannot stand the thought of having to go back home to Denmark again. University of Auckland is very professional and surprisingly supportive all the way around. I can definitely recommend everyone to go study in Auckland, and at the same time experience the most beautiful nature around the country.

Yes, I recommend
Irene
10/10

Awesome experience

Studying in New Zealand has been a very fun experience. I had to get used to a new academic system but it didn't take me long to be familiar with it. I found all the courses to be very interesting and I felt like I was actually learning more and more everyday on many different topics.
The international office was always available anytime I was in need of clarifications or help.
I was very happy with my accommodation because it gave me the chance to get to know many other international students and Kiwis as well. The best part was that I also found time travel with the new friends I made when I came to Auckland! This experience helped me grow as a person and as a student and I would definitely recommend it!

Yes, I recommend
Miranda
8/10

Auckland Uni

Loved joining the tramping club and traveling around with them and meeting people. My classes were great and I loved my professors, and the academic challenge was good but not overwhelming. I met many wonderful people including kiwis and students from the US and other countries. We explored around the South Island on our break and got to spend a lot of time hiking and seeing beautiful places. Overall I would recommend coming to New Zealand but I think one semester is a good amount of time and I’m glad I chose the one-semester option instead of staying for a full year.

How can this program be improved?
I didn’t love my housing (unilodge) and thought it could be managed better.
Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
Juliette
9/10

A semester abroad in Auckland

I spend a lot of good time here in Auckland. And I met a lot a amazing people. As I`m from an engineering school I discovered a new way of learning. I also learnt a new way of leaving. I keep a lot of good memories here, and I hope I will live many other good experiences when I`ll visit the South Island next month

How can this program be improved?
More help choosing the lesson
Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
gabrielle
8/10

Exchange at UoA

Nice Uni, interesting courses and nice events !
I picked random subjects in different faculties, all were very interesting and the teachers very helpful especially in laboratories. I particularly enjoyed earth sciences courses and Pacific studies. A lot of free pizza events as well. Made really good friends and would definitely recommend this uni ! International students have nothing to worry about, the international office is helpful. I wish there were more sport clubs and maybe more sport facilities on campus. The campus is really well located as well, 5 mn walk to the city center which makes it really practical.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
Ai
9/10

In my life in Auckland

University of Auckland provides me with great opportunities. It is a wonderful place for me to concentrate on my study. There are many kinds of supports and facilities for students to broaden their knowledge and prepare for assignments and exams. Professors and tutors are very friendly and take care about students, so I can ask some questions whenever I have troubles. In addition, every campus is very clean and spacious. Then, there are many beautiful natures in Auckland, so I can relax and experience great outdoor activities such as skydiving and hiking.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
Rebecca
9/10

Academic Exchange and Travel New Zealand

The University Auckland offers a great opportunity to study abroad, as it is both academically strong and in a country as beautiful and easy to travel as New Zealand. Auckland is a great location and a welcoming city, with plenty of parks and events. It also feels very safe. The University itself, at least the Faculty of Arts provides challenging, but largely enjoyable courses.

Outside of academics, New Zealand is a beautiful country, especially if you enjoy hiking and backpacking. From Auckland, the North Island is very accessible for travel within semester study breaks. Several friends and I went on a road trip during the Fall Study Break (April); this is probably my favourite memory from my exchange.

How can this program be improved?
While I was able to make several friends, I felt that the accommodation offered to exchange students lacked the social character I was looking for. Rather than shared flats or even halls, the private studio (the only accommodation I was offered) was a bit isolating. I should likely have applied earlier but was not informed of this. This was an area in which my experience was lacking.
Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
Siyu
9/10

an experience full of challenges and help

Studying in University of Auckland is an experience full of challenges and help. I find the study in Auckland is totally different from the study in China. Every course has a tutorial that helps students to understand lectures better and to complete their assignment especially essays. For those who speak English as their second language, there is a language test called DELNA. This assessment can help international students to find out which English level they are in and then the adviser will give every student a diagnose in which specific solutions for how to improve English will be offered. DELNA is really useful because writing is always a problem to me and I used to be worries about my essays. However, after taking DELNA, I am advised to join in some writing workshops in library, and I have learned many practical writing skills such as verb and tense usage. What's more, there is an activity called Let’s talk in which international students can have much more opportunities to talk to people from different culture backgrounds than they have in class.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
zoe
9/10

Exchange Student from the States

My experience abroad here has been great! The class structures are quite different from what I am used to but it's not exactly a bad thing. The final exams are worth a big chunk of your grade but all lectures are recorded and posted on Canvas, so it is quite convenient to have posts to refer back to when studying and working on assignment. There are plenty of clubs to join and oppurtunities to meet people.

Yes, I recommend
Default avatar
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
Default avatar
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

Interviews

Meet the Alumni

Meet the Staff

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...