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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory, Shared Apt. Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: Yes
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
No Internship: No
Advisor: Sarah Beumer Harlow Minimum GPA: 3
Class Level Required for Admission: Second-semester Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is this program right for you?

Auckland SkylineThis program is right for students who wish to experience the New Zealand education system first hand by taking classes directly enrolled at an New Zealand university alongside local students.  The University of Auckland is located in Auckland which is New Zealand's largest city and center of its business world.  Students interested in living in a large cosmopolitan city and studying at an accredited business school will especially benefit from a semester at the University of Auckland.



University signStudy in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, and discover this unique country! American University students can directly enroll at the University of Auckland for a semester or year and earn full AU credit towards their AU degree. The University of Auckland is a prestigious center of academic excellence and one of New Zealand's largest and most important research institutions. Its accreditation by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - allows students from AU's KOGOD School of Business gain credit for their business degree.

Study Abroad students can participate in courses from one or more of eight fields of study including Architecture, Arts, Business, Economics, Engineering, Law, Science or Theology.   Students will have the opportunity to explore the nation's unique geography, culture, and economy while earning full credit towards an American University degree. For a possible list of course offerings please visit the University of Auckland's course catalog.  

Course Equivalency: Click here to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.

Student Life

Sky Tower at nightNew Zealand is famous for its beautiful coastlines, jagged mountain ranges, friendly people, and unique heritage influenced by the native Maori culture. It is located in the South Pacific about 1,400 miles east of Australia and consists of a few main islands plus several smaller surrounding islands. The population is just about 4 million people and contains a vibrant mix of European, Maori, Polynesian and Asian cultures.

With 1.3 million people (one-third of the country's entire population) claiming it as their home, Auckland is by far the largest city in New Zealand. The city does not lack things to do or sights to see! There are plenty of enticing hotspots in the region worth exploring, many having to do with water since the region boasts three harbors and more than 50 islands. Auckland also has many vibrant cultural aspects that range from exotic cuisine at ethnic restaurants to museums focusing on the native Maori population. Living in Auckland will allow students to put their sense of adventure to good use while enjoying all the benefits of living in a modern city.

The university's location in Auckland, combined with a diverse student body of about 28,000, provides an invigorating campus environment where academic skills flourish. The main campus is just a ten minute walk from the Auckland city center and main harbor.

Housing & Meals

The University offers several accommodation options for international students. You can choose from a catered hall of residence, or a self-catered apartment or flat. International students are eligible to live in all the residences and the fees are the same for all students.  Visit the University of Auckland's Accommodation website for further details. 

Visa Information

AU students are responsible for researching what they need to do to legally study in New Zealand.  Please visit the New Zealand Embassy website and read the information provided to you by the Auckland International Office in order to figure out what you need to do to legally be a student in New Zealand. 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/12/2016
Varies by program 02/27/2017 07/03/2017
NOTE: Official acceptance decisions can often take several weeks to be received from the overseas partner university.
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/10/2017
Varies by program 07/17/2017 07/02/2018
NOTE: The start date includes orientation. Please check with you host university or program for specific arrival date before arranging travel.
Fall 2017 03/10/2017
Varies by program 07/17/2017 11/20/2017
NOTE: The start date includes orientation. Please check with you host university or program for specific arrival date before arranging travel.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.