University of Auckland

Auckland
New Zealand

Language of instruction

English

   Generally available as a second or third preference.

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 SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Semester 1February–June
Semester 2Semester 2July–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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

60 points per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Host university requirements

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

Study Options
You are enrolled in the COPEX (Certificate of Proficiency for Exchange) programme and may study any course open to exchange students.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Search The University of Auckland's course catalogue or search for course outlines.

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

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Anthropology
Architecture
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Business administration
Business analytics
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Criminology
Design
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Environmental engineering
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Finance
Food science
French
Gender Studies
German
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
International business
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Law
Leadership and Management
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Regional and town planning
Religion
Russian
Social work
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish
Structural engineering
Writing
Postgraduate
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Business administration
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Criminology
Design
Development
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Environmental engineering
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Finance
Food science
French
Gender Studies
German
History and ancient history
Information technology
International business
Italian
Japanese
Law
Leadership and Management
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics and statistics
Music
Nutrition science
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Regional and town planning
Social work
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish
Structural engineering

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)