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University of Auckland


At a glance

The research-led university is home to just under 42,000 students across 8 faculties offering a wide range of majors, minors and specialisations.

Auckland is the biggest and most multicultural city in New Zealand. The university’s main city centre campus is located just five minutes from the city’s central business district and is convenient to all transport links. Depending on your studies, you may also spend your time at of the university’s other campuses.
Established : 1883
Student Population : 42000

Website and links

Website : Auckland Homepage

Academic information

Who can go

Students on degree programmes in the following subject areas may apply to study abroad during their Junior Honours year at University of Auckland:

Please note the following restrictions when considering the list below: Chemistry - full year only; Computer Science - full year only; Geography - full year and semester one only; History - one semester only, Modern History - single and Joint Hons; Mathematics & Statistics - full year only; Sustainable Development - full year and semester one only.

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics & Finance
  • English
  • Geography and Sustainable Development
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Social Anthropology
Semesters Available
  • First Semester
  • Second Semester
  • Full Year
Note: Joint Honours students may only apply for a full year abroad if BOTH subjects are listed above. Joint Honours students applying for one semester must seek permission from both Schools.

Study abroad coordinator

Each School has a designated Study Abroad Coordinator.

Semester dates

Semester dates are as follows

Semester 1 Feb 2020 to Jun 2020
Semester 2 Jul 2020 to Nov 2020
Semester 1 Feb 2021 to Jun 2021
Semester 2 Jul 2021 to Nov 2021

Your studies abroad

St Andrews academic requirements
  • Minimum Credit in Academic year : 120
  • Minimum Credit in Semester : 60
  • Maximum Credit in Academic year : 120
  • Maximum Credit in Semester: 60
  • Module Weighting : 15, 30

Partner Course Catalogue : Course Catalogue

Attendance at, and participation in, class is mandatory. There will be continuous assessment in the form of homework, class tests and quizzes.

See our Credits and modules abroad webpage for information on the number of credits we expect students to take at our partner institutions. St Andrews expects students to attend all classes as part of their programme abroad. Assessment methods may vary across partners and could include class participation, continuous assessment in the form of homework and final exams. All courses must be agreed with your Study Abroad Coordinator. See Academic information for further details, as well as information about credit and grade conversion.

Application and selection

Application and selection

This institution is part of the St Andrews Abroad Programme. .

Places available

Places available : 4 semester places per academic year

Places available may vary from year to year depending on the exchange balance. Numbers for the following academic year will be confirmed at the information meeting.

Living there

Getting there and getting around

Auckland Airport is well-connected to the rest of the world and is served by a number of major airlines including Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Thai, Singapore and Qantas.

Airport pick-up is free if students apply at least one week before arrival.

Alternatively, airport shuttles and buses provide easy transfer into the city centre on arrival. A taxi journey takes around 40 minutes.

Travel to and from New Zealand will, of course, be a significant expense. Many students will also want to use their vacation time in New Zealand to travel around the country, so please consider this expense as well.


The University of Auckland has a number of fully-catered and self-catered residences which are all located within easy walking distance of the City Campus and Auckland’s top attractions.

Alternatively you can choose to find your own apartment or house to rent privately. More information about accommodation and advice can be found by reading the university’s e-book, “A Student’s Guide to Living in Auckland”.

Please note that St Andrews is unable to guarantee housing at any of our partner institutions. Guidance on finding accommodation abroad is available on the Global Office webpage.

Student services and orientation

International Student Support staff are available to assist you whatever your background or needs.

You must apply for a student visa to cover the period you intend to study in New Zealand. You will be required to show evidence that you have been accepted into a full-time program and have sufficient funds to cover your living costs. More details are available on the New Zealand Immigration webpages. .

Please be aware that student support services will be different across all of our partner universities.

Finance and insurance


The New Zealand government requires that all international students have health and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand, and the University of Auckland has the same requirement for all enrolled students. Their preferred partner is the Studentsafe Inbound policy by Allianz Partners, and students will be automatically enrolled when accepting their offer of admission. Fees must be paid at the start of the period of registration at the University.

St Andrews students authorised to study or work abroad as part of their degree programme will be covered by the University’s insurance policy. Please reference to our travel insurance pages for further information.

Passports and visas

Please refer to our passports and visas page for further information.

Student experience

See profiles and photos of St Andrews students who have studied abroad.