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University of Auckland

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary depending on the programme; students should check the website for specific details.
  • The ranking of the institution at which the student has completed their previous study is taken into account, as are the student’s grades.
  • A high school leaver’s certificate equivalent to New Zealand’s university entrance standard is usually required to apply for a Bachelor’s degree. A list of country-specific requirements for each Bachelor’s programmes is available on the website.

Course Flexibility

  • Most programmes offer two start dates during the year, in early March and mid-July.
  • On average students take four courses per semester, or eight courses per year.
  • The University offers more than 30 undergraduate programmes across 120 subjects.
  • The Study Abroad programme is available to students applying to spend one or two semesters at the university.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The main central City Campus provides a full range of amenities, including cafés, health services, extensive IT facilities, libraries, childcare facilities and a recreation centre.
  • There are nearly 200 clubs at the university, where students can meet friends with similar interests in everything from sports, singing, charity, politics, to food and culture.
  • Student clubs include the Art History Society, Boat Club, Film Society, Glee Club, University of Auckland Indian Society, Kiwi Asian Club, Snowsports Club, Rock and Alpine Club and many more.

Support for International Students

  • The university has facilities and extensive support on offer for international students.
  • The week before classes start, international student orientation brings all new international students together for a traditional Māori welcome, an opportunity to meet new friends and to get to know the university.
  • The team of international student support staff are available to help with information on study, student visas, health, budgeting, accommodation and personal support.
  • There is a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week contact number if you require urgent assistance from one of our student advisers.
  • The university provides extensive academic support through Libraries and Learning Services. It also provides English language support throughout your programme if needed.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Full-time international students in New Zealand may work up to 20 hours per week while studying. 

Student Mix

  • Over 40,000 students attend the University of Auckland – approximately 30,000 undergraduates and 10,000 postgraduates.
  • The student population is 42% European, 37% Asian and Indian, 8% Pacific Island, 7% Maori, 6% other ethnicities.
  • 15% or 5,500 are international students from over 110 different countries.
  • 56% female; 44% male.
  • 23% of students study science, 18% study arts and humanities, 17% business and economics, 13% medical and health sciences, 10% engineering, 9% education, 5% creative arts, and 4% law (based on equivalent-full-time students by faculty area in 2013).
  • 10,000 students successfully graduate every year from the University of Auckland.


  • Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.
  • The university is located in the centre of New Zealand’s largest city, near to beaches, islands and forests, meaning that students can have both a big-city lifestyle and escape to enjoy the beauty of nature that New Zealand is famous for.

Further Details

Address International Office
University of Auckland
7 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand