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    University Of Auckland - [UOA], Auckland, North Island

    Auckland, North IslandLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1883established year

    University of Auckland (UOA) Auckland Courses, Ranking, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarship

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    Rekha Solanki

    Content writer | Updated on - Jun 3, 2021

    University of Auckland is a public university located in Auckland, New Zealand with an average enrollment of 40,000 students across its seven campuses. One of the top universities in New Zealand, it has over 10,173 international students from around the world. University of Auckland offers over 420 courses through its nine faculties and departments.

    University of Auckland is providing opportunities for overseas students to study online, full-time or part-time, as New Zealand’s borders are closed for new arrivals in 2021, due to ongoing pandemic. The university also provides financial assistance for international students to study in New Zealand such as the University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship and the University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship.

    Top Courses at the University of Auckland 

    Programs Tuition Fee (Per annum) Deadlines
    Master of Professional Studies (Data Science) $20,977 Semester 2: July 19, 2021
    Semester 1: February 28, 2022
    Master of International Business $48,412 Quarter 2: September 6, 2021
    Quarter 4: April 4, 2022
    Master of Management $36,048 Quarter 2: September 6, 2021
    Quarter 4: April 4, 2022
    Master of Taxation Studies $21,817 Semester 2: July 19, 2021
    Late year term: December 1, 2021
    MBA $9,746 Quarter 4: September 13, 2021
    Quarter 2: April 4, 2022
    Bachelor of Health Sciences $22,079 Semester 1: February 28, 2022
    Semester 1: February 27, 2023
    Master of Information Technology $27,592 Semester 2: July 19, 2021
    Late year term: November: 8, 2021
    Master of Engineering Management $25,635 Semester 2: July 19, 2021
    Semester 1: February 28, 2022
    Master of Clinical Education $20,909 Semester 2: July 19, 2021
    Semester 1: February 28, 2022
    Master of Educational Leadership $20,977 Semester 2: July 19, 2021
    Semester 1: February 28, 2022


    University Type Public University
    Campus Setting Urban
    Establishment Year 1883
    No. of Campuses 4 main campuses and 3 satellite campuses
    No. of Residence Halls 4
    Graduate Job Rate 96% (full time)
    Research Funding 27,900 per annum
    Cost of Attendance 30,000-45,000 NZD (annually)
    Applications Accepted Online/Offline
    Work-Study Available
    Intake Type Semester wise
    Mode of Program Full time and online

    University of Auckland Rankings

    University of Auckland ranking among the top ten of the international Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2021, makes it stand out as the most coveted institution in New Zealand.

    Category Institution/Agency 2021 2020 2019
    QS World University Rankings TopUniversities 81 83 85
    Best Global Universities Rankings U.S. News & World Report 125 134 142
    World University Rankings Times Higher Education 147 179 201
    Academic Ranking of World Universities Shanghai Jiao Tong University 201 201 201

    University of Auckland Courses

    • University of Auckland offers courses in over 420 subject areas across nine faculties, which includes 200+ undergraduate courses, 130+ postgraduate programs, and PhD in 100 subjects. 
    • ‘360 International exchange programme’ at the university is collaboration of around 128 universities from 27 countries to offer students study-abroad opportunities and gain international exposure.
    • University of Auckland also introduced a few new degrees-  the Bachelor of Design, Master of Nursing Science and Bachelor of Education (TESOL).
    • Interestingly, the students can pursue 2 undergraduate courses simultaneously by choosing ‘conjoint programmes’. The most popular majors offered by the university include Arts, Engineering, Law, Science, and other allied courses.

    University of Auckland Campus

    Spread over an area of 16 hectares, University of Auckland offers programs through seven campuses at different locations. All the campuses are well equipped with essential amenities offering students a great learning experience.

    • City Campus: Located in the centre of Auckland, it offers amenities such as cafes, health services, libraries, childcare facilities and a recreation centre.
    • Newmarket Campus: Situated close to the primary business area of Newmarket, it houses the faculties of Engineering and Science and may extend further in the future.
    • Epsom Campus: It primarily comprises of the Faculty of Education and Social Work offering foundation, UG and graduate programs for nearly 3500 students.
    • Grafton Campus: It is home to the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the Philson Library and many clinics of the university.
    • Tai Tokerau Campus: It houses over 200 students and offers different types of foundation courses including New Start and the Tertiary Foundation Certificate.
    • Leigh Marine Laboratory: Leigh Marine Laboratory, the ‘marine campus’ of the University of Auckland, offers research facilities to PG teaching and research at the Goat Island Marine Reserve.
    • South Auckland Campus: This campus offers Bachelor of Education (Teaching) with a specialization in primary teaching and also certificate and foundation courses in education and teaching.

    University of Auckland Admissions

    Application: Fill the online application form or download, fill and post the complete application form along with all transcripts and documents.

    Application fee: 85 NZD (UG); 100 NZD (PG).

    Application deadline: Deadline for applying to University of Auckland admissions depends on the course choice. All aplicants are advised to apply as early as possible to have enough time left for visa process and traveling.

    General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official programme completion certificate, mark sheets, relevant course outline.

    Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy.

    University of Auckland English Proficiency Requirement

    English proficiency tests Minimum Scores
    IELTS 6.0
    TOEFL (iBT) 80
    TOEFL (PBT) 550
    C1 Advanced 169
    C2 Proficiency 169
    FCertEAP Grade of C-
    PTE 50
    MELAB 80
    Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English ISE II with distinction in all 4 components

    University of Auckland Cost of Attendance

    International students should have an estimate of cost of living in New Zealand before applying at Auckland, to plan their finances. The average expenditure including tuition fees and accommodation is mentioned below:

    Courses UG (in NZD) PG (in NZD)
    Arts 29,844- 35,035 33,688-41,167
    Business 35,372 35,372
    Engineering 43,458 41,167-50,605
    Law 35,035 35,712
    Medical 77,328 44,310

    Accommodation Cost

    The average weekly cost for students staying in the residence halls is 380–480 NZD. A shared flat or a private flat may cost up to 120 NZD and 180 NZD, respectively.

    University of Auckland Scholarships

    On an annual basis, University of Auckland offers scholarships for international students in New Zealand costing up to 10,000 NZD. Some of the popular scholarships are:

    Faculty of Arts International Masters Degree Scholarship Up to five of these scholarships are awarded annually to international students.
    Each for the duration of one year.
    University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship Up to 50 of these scholarships are awarded annually to international students undertaking an undergraduate degree, a postgraduate diploma or taught masters. 13907.05
    University of Auckland International School Leaver Scholarship For international students finishing secondary school in New Zealand who are enrolling in an undergraduate degree. 27810.80
    University of Auckland Foundation Pathway High Achiever Award For high achievers from our Foundation Pathway partners who wish to enrol in undergraduate study at the University of Auckland. 6952.70
    University of Auckland Pathway Partner High Achiever Award From 2022, high achieving graduates from our overseas Pathway Partner programmes enrolling in the first year of undergraduate study at the University of Auckland. 13907.05

    University of Auckland Alumni

    The University offers innumerable benefits for alumni such as exciting travel deals and impressive discounts on alumni publications and job-oriented educational certificate programmes. Some of the notable alumni are Dorothy Butler, Dr. Claudia Orange and Niki Caro. A range of perks and offers are available to all alumni, including:

    • Ingenio, our alumni magazine, published twice a year
    • Discounts on wine, books, and short courses at the University of Auckland Business School
    • The @auckland e-newsletter, sent every month
    • Access to careers and employment services

    University of Auckland Placements

    At University of Auckland, students are offered two one-week placements and one three-week externship. A standard internship between six weeks and three months in length is also available at the university. 

    Auckland offers job opportunities in New Zealand in form of placements and internships which take place across Australia and the South Pacific. Placements run from early March to early June. Externships occur from early June through to mid July. The internship takes place over summer (sometimes referred to as a 'summerternship’) but can be at other times of the year. According to emoluments, average salary for graduates of University of Auckland by degree are mentioned below-

    Degree Average Salary (NZD)
    Masters in Finance 208152.26
    BBA 160654.42
    Masters in Science 153669.45

    University of Auckland, maintaining its top ten position in the international Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings since last few years, is one of the largest universities of New Zealand. The university offers over 420 courses across its seven campuses along with worldwide reputed research facilities. University of Auckland, not only delivers outstanding academic facilities at the door of all applicants, but it has also ranked for its contributions in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals including gender equality, zero hunger and many more noble causes.


    Ques. Can I do an exchange?

    Ans. Yes. Exchange programs to other universities can be arranged through 360 International.

    Ques. What are the programs offered by the University of Auckland?

    Ans. The University of Auckland offers a wide variety of courses. It has around 200 courses with both undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. options of study.

    Ques. Is the University of Auckland reputed?

    Ans. Times Higher Education has ranked the university #1 in the world in University Impact in 2020. According to QS Rankings, the university has been ranked 83rd.

    Ques. How is the GPA calculated at the University of Auckland?

    Ans. Averages are calculated on the following scale: A+ = 9.0; A = 8.0; A- = 7.0; B+ = 6.0 and so on.

    Ques. Does the University of Auckland offer a scholarship?

    Ans. The University of Auckland provides various types of scholarships such as undergraduate scholarships, graduate scholarships, scholarships for women, scholarships for low socio-economic background students, and many more.

    Ques. Are SAT scores required for Auckland University?

    Ans. No. Although it is not mandatory to submit SAT Scores but having good scores may give you an edge over other participants.

    Ques. How do I apply to Auckland University?

    Ans. You can apply via a physical application as well as online on the portals.

    Ques. Is there any application fee to apply at Auckland University?

    Ans. No, there isn't any application fee to apply at the university, there may be some application fee for some specific programs which can be checked on the official website.

    Ques. How long will it take to receive my admission notification?

    Ans. After the office of admissions has received your application and all necessary documents it takes around 4 to 6 weeks to get an admission notification.

    $44,0371st YEAR

    15 months

    Course Duration

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    $31,1681st YEAR

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    Jul 04

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    $27,2981st YEAR

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    Jul 04

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    University of Auckland Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $31,168 / Year

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $32,586 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $31,168 / Year


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    College Rating

    Based on 14 Students Rating

    8.7 out of 10
    8.8/10Social Life


    9.0 /10

    The University of Auckland is a world top 100 university and also is the top University in New Zealand. After I decided to go to NewZealand for higher education, the university of Auckland was the best option.

    Course Curriculum :

    The courses are up to date and are being improved over the years. Students are provided a chance to comment on the course and if any changes are to be brought for the courses every semester.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    9.5 /10

    I did my bachelors in Electronics and Communication and then I worked with Wipro Limited where my client was based in Telecommunication domain. Hence, I wanted to do a masters in telecom. I did some research about some great universities in the world that offer a good course in telecommunications and University of Auckland shows up. It's Masters course in Electronics Engineering is listed in top 50 courses in the world ranking. Plus New Zealand is a great country to live in. Hence, I decided to come to this place.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum is designed in a way that the students have to make their hands dirty with practical labs and assignments. Even the exams contain mostly the practical questions which helps students in building knowledge that they can use directly in industry.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    The place, financial ease, better lifestyle and were more accepting

    Course Curriculum :

    It is really updated and relevant, great technology is used and professors are extremely smart, professional and kind. I was exposed to many different industries like commercial law, information systems, etc.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    8.0 /10

    I decided to study here because out of the three colleges I had applied to, this was the only college where i got an admission letter. When it comes to knowing about this college, I came to know about it while researching it over study abroad sites. I applied from the official college portal and i don't remember paying any charges for it.

    Course Curriculum :

    I am enjoying the course. We have module test papers and assignments which are to be done and to be submitted in the study portal made by the college itself.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    9.3 /10

    I got to know about this college in my school seminar and I was keen on knowing all about this college and I searched all about this college and I was happy knowing that my college has my course. I registered through the online portal and also gave 85$ as an application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum involved learning more about the data process and how to manage a database. My course also included many subjects that help very much in this course and we could choose them of our own will. We also had different workshops from which we got to know many useful things which could help us in our future.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    Auckland, 1010

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall
    • Super Market
    • Airport
    • Restaurant
    • Train Station

    Bus Station

    Opp 8 Grafton Rd0.04 km
    Wellesley St East/Auckland Art Gallery0.11 km
    Alfred St/University General Library0.15 km
    Princes and Alfred0.20 km
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    Unichem0.46 km
    Choice Clinic0.70 km
    Net Pharmacy0.89 km
    A - Z Ayurveda (Samarth Ayurvedic Centre)0.99 km
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    Super Market

    Countdown Auckland Victoria Street West0.56 km
    Countdown Foodmarkets0.56 km
    Countdown Auckland City0.86 km
    City Mart0.87 km
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    Le Garde-Manger0.70 km
    Grand Millennium Auckland0.74 km
    Rydges Auckland0.81 km
    Albion Hotel0.81 km
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    Book Store

    Christian Science Reading Room0.23 km
    Jason Books0.55 km
    Graphic Novel Cafe, Anime/Manga Specialty Store0.58 km
    Rent A Textbook0.85 km
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    Shopping Mall

    100HEALTH0.49 km
    Chancery Square0.50 km
    Sky World Entertainment Centre0.50 km
    Atrium on Elliott0.55 km
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    Royal Brunei Airlines0.67 km
    Helipad Hospital 10.77 km
    Helipad Hospital 20.77 km
    Auckland Hospital Helipad0.78 km
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    Train Station

    Parnell0.79 km
    Auckland Strand Station1.01 km
    Grafton1.48 km
    Mt Eden1.96 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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