Why Study in Auckland?
With more than a million residents, Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city.
New Zealand itself has been ranked one of the most desirable countries to live in and is known for its diverse heritage, support for environmental causes, and beautiful landscapes. The total population of New Zealand is 4.5 million people- less than in Wisconsin!
Learn more about New Zealand and the city of Auckland on these links.
Auckland is on a harbor and is known as the "City of Sails". It is a multicultural city near several beaches and regional parks, so there is plenty to explore for both urbanites and outdoor explorers!
Learn more about Auckland and study abroad at the university here: Study Abroad flyer 2016.pdf
Established in 1883, the University of Auckland (UOA) now has five campuses with more than 30,000 students. There are 3,500 international students from over 75 different countries. There are more than 120 sporting and special interest clubs to become involved with while studying at the University of Auckland. Learn more about the university on their YouTube channel. Also visit the general university website: www.auckland.ac.nz or read the full guide: International Prospectus 2017.pdf
You have a wide variety of courses to choose from, including Maori Studies, Wine Science, or Geography! Several programs, including Psychology, Business or Information Systems are ranked in the top 50 university academic programs worldwide.
Courses are taught in English. A typical semester consists of 60 points (about 15 UWGB credits), which amounts to 4-5 courses. The University of Auckland has a point system for courses, with a maximum of 80 points (minimum 50) per semester with about 15 points per class.
You also may need to take additional tutorials or seminars along with regular classes. You can look at the course catalog for more information or visit the general enrollment site. Please note that the UOA is a large campus and classes you are interested may be held on different campuses and some may have limited enrollment available.
PROGRAM DATES: Exact program dates change from year to year and you will be notified of your terms specific dates in your acceptance letter. General program dates (including mandatory orientation) are:
**Note that Auckland's semester dates are much different from UW-Green Bay:
Fall (Semester Two): Mid-July to mid-November
Spring (Semester One): Late February to end of June
Find the links to the academic calendar and information about orientation here.
Students may choose from several accommodation options, however, it is suggested students stay in in the Carlaw Park, UniLodge, or Whittaker Place residences.
Learn more about international student housing on this video or take virtual tours on the Accommodation YouTube channel. Find out more about accommodation and student life on campus and in the city. This website also gives more information about living in Auckland.
*Spring semester students- Contact the OIE right away if you plan to apply for this semester, as Auckland housing for spring opens August 1st.
Both residence halls and university flats available that are close to the central campus. Meal plans and laundry facilities are also available. Student can also participate in "flatting", where they arrange shared apartments with other students upon their arrival in Auckland. Find more information about housing on this website.