The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, located in the country's largest city, Auckland. We offer free enrolment services for the University of Auckland.

University of Auckland - International

University of Auckland

Why choose the University of Auckland?

Established in1883 the University of Auckland is ranked in the top 1% of the worlds Universities. Now made up of eight faculties over six campuses The University of Auckland offers a full range of remarkable degrees. With a dynamic societal and cultural scene you can form lifelong friendships and with over 100 different clubs and societies there is something for everyone.

New Zealand is a unique and contemporary country that offers great opportunities so why wouldn't you want to live and learn here


Courses offered

University of Auckland offers a wide variety of programs for international students including:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Music
  • Teacher Training and Special Education
  • Architecture
  • Planning
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Theology
  • Science
  • Information Management
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Food and Wine Science
  • Property
  • Law
  • Fine and Visual Arts


Living Conditions


For everyone it is important to feel comfortable where you are living.
Weather you prefer to live on or off campus there is different options to suit different requirements.

These include:

  • Catered Halls of Residence
  • Privately-owned residence
  • Self-catered accommodation
  • Private accommodation



  • Summer (December - March) 23°C/75°F
  • Autumn (April - June) 20°C/68°F
  • Winter (July - August) 12°C/55°F
  • Spring (September - November) 18°C/65°F

Student Attendance

  • Students  39,000 approx
  • International  5,300 (inclusive) approx


If you are an international student and are interested in a scholarship we advise you contact Auckland International Scholarships Office for information on scholarships for international students.


If you are interested in enrolling at The University Of Auckland just contact us and one of our Student Counselors will happily assist you with everything you may need to know and do with your application. This service is free of charge.

University of Auckland

University of Auckland

This agreement allows doctoral students to embark on joint degrees that will enhance research and employment opportunities on an international scale.

The Memorandum provides a framework for universities to create tailor made programmes of study for students by enabling collaboration between a network of universities.

The other insititutes involved in this programme are the Universities of Birmingham, British Columbia, Delhi, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Korea, McGill, Melbourne, Nottingham, Queensland and Virginia, and the Dublin University College.

University of Auckland

The Structural Timber Innovation Company, or STIC, will receive $10million including matching funds over the next five years from New Zealand government and industry. The funds will be used to run research programmes in Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering, the University of Canterbury, the University of Technology in Sydney and the Building Research Association of New Zealand.

The research programmes will develop innovative ways of using timber in large commercial and multi-unit residential structures, such as open-plan industrial buildings, and multi-rise buildings up to six stories high. The research will focus on improving the earthquake, fire and wind resistance, durability and flexibility of timber to compete with traditional materials like steel and concrete.

New Zealand University

University of Auckland

University of Auckland

Why Auckland?

Auckland is the largest and most populous urban area in New Zealand.  As a thriving metropolitan city, you can expect a wide variety of restaurants, bars, art galleries, museums, theatres and sporting facilities.  But Auckland is not your typical big town – surrounded by extinct volcanoes and boasting two harbours, it is also geographically unique, and very, very beautiful.

Auckland ranked 4th in a 2009 survey judging the quality of life in 215 major cities around the world, and once you’ve spent some time there, you’ll understand why.  Auckland’s mild, sunny climate and plethora of employment and educational opportunities make the city an attractive prospect for international visitors.

Why University of Auckland?

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s highest internationally ranked university, according to the Times Higher Education - Quacquarelli Symonds World Ranking of Universities. It is also the largest in New Zealand, and has the nation’s largest university library.

As a research-led university, they support the work of 4 centres of research excellence, 12 research units, 37 research centres and 9 research institutes.  This makes for a variety of cross-disciplinary research opportunities for students.  Courses incorporate the latest findings and perspectives from these research initiatives (including research carried out by the universities teachers).

The universities campuses are located conveniently across Auckland and host a wide range of on-campus amenities, from cafes and art galleries, to pharmacists and optometrists.  The university also boasts comprehensive international student services – you can even renew your student visa on campus!

The University of Auckland offers courses in the following:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Creative Arts and Industries
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Theology

AA Education Network’s counsellors are on hand to assist you in choosing a field of study.


City Campus

The University of Auckland’s oldest campus sits in the heart of Auckland.  Over one hundred years old, it houses many historically significant buildings, such as the Clock Tower and University House (which was originally a synagogue.)  The City Campus is close to all amenities and is easily accessed by bus.  Nearly all disciplines are available to study at the City Campus.

Tamaki Campus

Tamaki Campus is home to biosecurity, population health, psychology, speech language therapy and wine science. The campus sits on a 32 hectare site in Glenn Innes, a 20 minute drive from the city campus. The facilities include an extensive library and health services. Tamaki Campus also houses inter-faculty research centres and industry and community partnerships.

Epsom Campus

Epsom Campus houses the Faculty of Education. Less than ten minutes drive from the city, it offers world class facilities, including the Sylvia Ashton Warner library, one of the best teacher education libraries in the country. Epsom Campus also has two childcare centres. Some education classes may also be offered at Tai Tokerau Campus, on the city’s outskirts, or at Manakau Institute of Technology, in Otara, South Auckland.

Grafton Campus

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences calls the Grafton Campus home.  Conveniently located near Auckland Hospital, the campus also borders Auckland Domain, Auckland’s oldest park, which lies mostly within the crater of the Pukekawa Volcano. Many Medical and Health Science departments have premises at local hospitals.


There are four halls of residence at University of Auckland, each located within walking distance of the City Campus. All rooms are Qualmark quality assured and broadband ready, and offer pastoral care. Utilities, three daily meals (excluding Huia Residence) and the use of the University Recreation Centre are included in your fees.  A $75 application fee applies.

International House is the only residence to offer accommodation during university holidays.  Single and twin-share room are available.  In house facilities include a computer lab, library and music and games rooms.  As of 2009, prices begin at $4617 a semester for a twin share (roughly $249 a week.)

Grafton Residence offers single and twin-share room and communal, unisex bathrooms on each floor.  Amenities include a computer lab, a music practice room, common rooms and tennis court.  As of 2009, prices begin at $4495.50 a semester for a twin-share (roughly $243 a week.)

O’Rorke Hall offers single bedrooms.  Four to seven rooms make a ‘pod’, and each pod shares a bathroom.  O’Rorke Hall also boasts a study/reference library, computer lab and outdoor barbeque area.  As of 2009, a room at O’Rorke Hall costs $5562 a semester (roughly $300 a semester.)

Huia Residence is the only uncatered hall of residence, although meals can be provided for an extra fee.  Huia Residence has single bedrooms and a communal, single sex bathroom on each floor.  It also has internet booths, a common room on each floor and an outdoor barbeque area.  As of 2009, a room at Huia Residence costs $3906 a semester (roughly $150 a week.)

Applications for university accommodation open on 1 August for Semester One and 1 April for Semester Two.

Your AA Education Network advisor can help you with this.  Please note that you must be enrolled in full-time study and be over the age of 18 to apply.

From assistance with paperwork to helping you transition into your new environment, the University of Auckland provides a wide range of support services for international students.

The International Student Centre provides information and advice on more technical details, such as your application status.  They can also help you renew your visa. They are located on Symonds Street, at the City Campus.

iSPACE is a lounge dedicated to international students. They provide a place for you to hang out inside and a beautiful al fresco dining area. The iSPACE team are constantly running workshops, hosting themed nights and organising fun activities, so whether you want to chill out by yourself or make some new friends, iSPACE is the place to be.

A student support adviser is also based at iSPACE.

The International Student Committee meets twice a month and was formed to monitor and improve international services. Any advice or grievances can be discussed (confidentially) with an International Committee representative, who will then forward them on through the relevant channels.

The University of Auckland also employs several international student support advisers.

Entry Requirements:

Admission to undergraduate degrees relies mainly on evidence of academic performance in previous study.

Some degrees may require you to audition or submit a portfolio.

Relevant undergraduate degrees are required for postgraduate study, with some faculties requesting a certain grade point average. Applicants whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of their proficiency in English (see below.)

English Language Requirements: University of Auckland requires an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 for undergraduate and 6.5 for postgraduate students in most disciplines. Engineering, nursing and medical and health science students require an IELTS score of 6.5, while some Commerce, Law and Education courses require an IELTS score of 7.

Your AA Education Network representative can assist you with all the requirements for your specific course.


The university charges fees on the basis of your enrolment.  Fees vary from faculty to faculty.  An AA Education Network team member can help you calculate the cost of your degree, based on the subjects studied and the course load you undertake.

The University of Auckland also charges a building and student services levy.  For a full-time student, this roughly works out to $72 per annum for building levy and $350 per annum for student levy.

The University of Auckland does not charge international students an application fee.

Don’t forget to ask your Education Network representative about the scholarships and bursaries on offer for international students.

How to apply

If you’d like to spend your week studying at one of the nation’s leading universities and your weekends exploring a beautiful, cosmopolitan city, the University of Auckland is the place for you.  Representatives from AA Education Network are waiting to begin your application.

University of Auckland - Master of Law

At the University of Auckland there is the opportunity to do a Master of law in four different areas.

You can enrol a Master-of-Law-Program in

Commercial Law
Enviromental Law`
General Law
Public Law

A Law-Degree with an average of B or higher is required if the student
wants to enrol in that program sucessful. Courses with a total value of 120 points must be enrolled by the student, where there are different opportunities to pass a 120- point- program :

For a Master by Research a 120-Points- Thesis is required
Or a 90- Points- Thesis and 30 Points from either courses (Thesis-Course-Combination)
Or you also can do a 120-Points-Dissertation
Or you can do a Master-by-Coursework based on a 120- Points-System from different courses listed in the Master of Law Schedule.
Or 90 points from courses and 30 points from a Dissertation (Course-Dissertation Combination)

The duration of the program is for fulltime-student one year and for a
parttime-student two years. The program offered by the University of Auckland offers the student a complex range of different opportunities to do a Master of Law. The
student can choose individually the best way for himself to enrol the program .

Especially for students who already have choosen their main Law-subject
their homecountry the University of Auckland offers a opportunity to continue with a Master as a postgraduate-program.