University of Auckland

Auckland
New Zealand

Language of instruction

English

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive university, known for the excellence of its teaching and research. It is the highest ranked New Zealand university, and is within the QS Top 100 universities worldwide.

The University campus is integrated into the heart of city life. You can go for a morning surf or kayak before breakfast, swim or relax at a beach between classes, and in the evening take a ferry across to the North Shore to watch the sun set behind the city.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 1 February–June
Semester 2 Semester 2 July–November

View The University of Auckland's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

The University of Auckland has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

60 points per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at The University of Auckland.

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

Find courses

Search The University of Auckland's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
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Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art history
Biological sciences
Business information systems
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Criminology
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Environmental studies
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Finance
Food science
French
German
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Linguistics
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Microbiology
Music
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Social work
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish
Writing
Postgraduate
Advertising
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art history
Biological sciences
Business administration
Business information systems
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Computer engineering
Computer science
Criminology
Development
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Environmental studies
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Finance
Food science
French
German
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Italian
Japanese
Linguistics
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Microbiology
Music
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Religion
Social work
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish
Writing

Course restrictions

The following courses and programs are not available to exchange students:

  • Cousers offered in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy & Optometry
  • Courses running for the whole academic year, except to students who are enrolled for the whole academic year (February–November)
  • 100 Level courses in Fine Arts, Architecture & Planning, unless you are majoring in these subjects at UQ
  • Business101 and Business102
  • Graduate School of Management courses that run on a quarterly basis (BUSACT, BUSADMIN, etc.)
  • Courses ending with the letters F or H (History91F, MaoriHTH14H, etc.) as these are foundation year courses not appropriate for exchange students.
  • Stage 1 Engineering courses (ENGGEN115, ENGGEN121, etc.), except for those ending in G

Places in Biological Science and Psychology courses are very limited.

Additional academic information

The University of Auckland has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Course code numbering:

  • 100 – 1st Year
  • 200 – 2nd Year
  • 300 – 3rd Year
  • 700 – Postgraduate

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The University of Auckland offers a range of catered and self-catered on-campus accommodation options. Find out more about housing in Auckland on the university’s accommodation webpage

Cost of living

The University of Auckland has a breakdown of the average cost of living in Auckland.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

The University of Auckland requires all enrolled international students to have approved health and travel insurance for the duration of enrolment.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact New Zealand Immigration for information about student visa requirements.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.