The University of Auckland Summer School program is an intensive six-week course offering a wide range of courses to suit your interests.

Summer School delivers a selection of undergraduate, postgraduate and General Education courses over 6 weeks from early January to mid-February, using a short, intensive teaching format.

Field of study

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Languages
  • Sociology

For more detailed information regarding the courses available, visit the host university website

Please ensure that you upload Summer Semester course profiles. 

Applicants are advised to submit 2-3 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

Credit equivalent 

15 Points = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 15 Points (pending UQ faculty approval). Students must undertake one course that offer a minimum of 36 contact hours (including lectures and tutorials) throughout the duration of the program. 

Visa Information

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.

Please review the host university webpage for very important visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by the University of Auckland

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is TBC. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation is not included in the program fees. For information regarding accommodation options available, visit the host university website.


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details. 


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 September 2023
Host: 1 December 2023

Program Dates

Start: 4 January 2024
End: 14 February 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study 
Mode: Study abroad
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.