University of Auckland
Program Site: The University of Auckland is in the center of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.
Eligibility: Minimum USC cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Description: Students attend the University of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest and top-ranked university. The University has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research, and ranks among the world's top 100 universities. Auckland, located on the North Island, is a diverse and cosmopolitan city. The city offers access to a rich cultural life, with strong Asian and Polynesian influences, as well as close proximity to New Zealand's famous outdoor activities. Students are directly enrolled in university courses alongside New Zealand students. University of Auckland has approximately 40,000 students.
Academics: Study abroad students are able to take a broad range of subjects, over 125 disciplines, across the university's eight "faculties": arts, business, creative arts, education, law, engineering, health sciences, and sciences. Students studying English, anthropology, psychology, cognitive science, natural and environmental sciences, politics and IR, philosophy, and dramatic arts will find strong programs offering a wide variety of courses.
Course Load and Credit: The maximum number of units granted per semester is 16. Students must take 4 courses per semester. View course listings and descriptions in Auckland's online course catalogue.
Activities and Other Program Features: The University has a wide variety of clubs and societies that international students are encouraged to join.
Accommodation: Students live in university-managed residences.
Dates: Fall, Spring, or year. Fall semester (Semester Two in New Zealand) runs from early July to early November. Spring semester (Semester One) runs from mid-February to late June.
Estimated Semester Cost:
If you plan to go abroad in the USC fall semester, please be aware that your financial aid will not be disbursed until 10 days before classes begin at your program and not before the end of July.
Cost Updated: 1/7/15
Text Updated: 5/12/14
*Additional expenses include estimated costs for airfare, room and board, books and supplies, health insurance, and personal expenses (which can vary greatly from student to student). USC financial aid, scholarships, and tuition remission may be applied to program costs. Please visit the Office of Overseas Studies for more detailed cost information.