Key statistics Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio 25,754 7,717 29% 18:8 The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, located in the country's largest city, Auckland. It is the highest-ranked university in the country . Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties over six campuses. It has a head count of more than 40,000 students, and more than 30,000 equivalent full-time students. The University of Auckland is full of opportunities for students, from developing English language skills to a wide choice of programmes, and provides access to a wonderful range of extra-curricular activities. New Zealand is culturally diverse and politically stable, providing a safe environment in a beautiful location, where you can enjoy an excellent lifestyle whilst studying at the highest level. From theatres and cafes, to sports and outdoor pursuits, there are myriad recreational opportunities righy on our doorstep. The University of Auckland is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, a prestigious international consortium of research-led universities that fosters academic exchange and quality benchmarking among its members. The University of Auckland is also the only New Zealand member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a network of major international universities in the Asia-Pacific region; and the Worldwide Universities Network, a group of leading universities focused on international research collaboration with the aim of addressing some of the major issues facing humankind. The university has earned a great reputation for delivering academic and research excellence within an inspiring and supportive learning environment. Notable alumni: • Rom Harré, Oxford philosopher • John Hood, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford • Vincent Cheng, chairman of HSBC • Philippa Boyens, Academy Award-winning screenwriter • Niki Caro, film director, producer and screenwriter. • Wilma Smith, Fijian-born concert violinist and music teacher • Shirley Setia singer-songwriter youtuber • Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme • Peter Thomson, Fijian diplomat, Fiji's former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, former President of the General Assembly of the United Nations • Anand Satyanand, former Governor General, New Zealand • Taufa Vakatale, former Deputy Prime Minister of Fiji • Jerome Kaino, rugby player • Jean Spencer (born 1940), Olympic gymnast
Undergraduate qualifications If you want to study towards a Bachelor Degree (excluding teaching degrees), Certificate of Proficiency, Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma, or Graduate Certificate or Diploma you must have one of the following: • IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking Postgraduate qualifications If you want to study towards a postgraduate qualification, eg a Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD you must have one of the following: • IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
Undergraduate qualifications: • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 75 percent in All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) with a minimum of 70 percent in English. 70 percent in English meets the minimum English-language proficiency requirements. • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 75 percent in Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 70 percent in English. 70 percent in English meets the minimum English-language proficiency requirements. Bachelors (honours) You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a field relevant to your specialisation, typically with a GPA or GPE of 5.0. Some programmes may require higher scores, including the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting or Finance Postgraduate diploma You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a field relevant to your specialisation, typically with a GPA or GPE of 3.0 or 4.0. Some programmes may require higher scores. Masters 120-point masters : You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a field relevant to your chosen specialisation. Four-year bachelors degrees will be considered where the final year consists of postgraduate-level study. You will typically require a GPA or GPE of 5.0. If you are applying for the Master of Engineering Studies, a GPA or GPE of 4.0 is required. Some programmes may require higher scores. 180 and 240-point masters : You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a field relevant to your specialisation (with the exception of conversion masters), typically with a GPA or GPE of 5.0. Some programmes may require higher scores. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Acceptance into a PhD is based on academic merit, but you must also demonstrate a proven ability to carry out research independently, and possess a high level of critical research skills and theoretical understanding. Acceptance is based on a relevant bachelors (honours) degree with first class or second class (division I) honours, or a masters degree with first class or second class (division I) honours, or its equivalent at a recognised institution . Acceptance is also subject to the availability of staff for supervision, and appropriate facilities.
The University provides a range of accommodation options for students. Several hundred live in Residential Halls and Apartments, which provide, respectively, food, accommodation, social and welfare services, alongside self-catered, private residences. It can now offer more accommodation options than ever before. Its top priority is to make sure you have somewhere welcoming, comfortable and safe to live. They offer a wide range of options to suit various living styles and needs, from University-managed Halls of Residence to self-catered flats and apartments. They also offer guidance and assistance in finding private accommodation in Auckland. It’s not always possible to secure your first choice of residence but they aim to help you find something that meets your requirements. The Accommodation Solutions team is there to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. Halls of Residence: For those who have just completed their last year of high school, the first-year Halls of Residence offer you a vibrant, supportive community full of opportunities to gain new experiences. This is the ideal way to help you adjust to the challenges and opportunities of student life in your first year. The University flats and apartments offer students comfortably furnished residences in an independent environment Private accommodation : If you haven’t been successful in gaining a place in a University residence, or if the University residences aren’t for you, there are other suitable options you can consider. Before you arrive in Auckland, we encourage you to read e-book, A Student’s Guide to Living in Auckland, which is full of helpful information about locations, rental agreements, and the cost of living. This guide is available on the website. We suggest you book temporary accommodation for your first few weeks in Auckland to give you time to familiarise yourself with the city, its surrounding suburbs, and where you want to live. Homestays – In a homestay you live with a family, have your own room, and meals and other services are provided. Please note that homestays are generally not close to the campus Flatting or “Flat Sharing” Flatting or flat sharing involves sharing a house or apartment with other students. Throughout the year, there are many listings on websites such as TradeMe, StudentRent and NZ Flatmates for people looking for flatmates, both in apartments in central Auckland and in houses in the outer suburbs.
University of Auckland International Student Scholarships For new international students undertaking a postgraduate diploma, taught masters or undergraduate degree (gaining University admission with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications). University of Auckland Fulbright Scholarship For Fulbright award winners to enable them to complete degrees at the University. Colombo Plan Scholarship in Engineering For citizens of Colombo Plan member countries. Dean's Asia Scholarships in the Faculty of Business and Economics For citizens of Asian countries to complete a BCom or BProp degree. Beatrice Ratcliffe Entry-Level Scholarship in Music For students commencing undergraduate study in the School of Music. University of Auckland International Student Scholarships For new international students undertaking a postgraduate diploma, taught masters or undergraduate degree (gaining University admission with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications). Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries International Masters Scholarships For international students of high calibre to enrol in masters level study of one year or more in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries to support teaching, research and collaborative partnerships with other universities. University of Auckland International Business Masters Scholarships For international students interested in the Master of Management, Master of International Business, Master of Marketing or Master of Professional Accounting degree at the University of Auckland Business School, enabling them to gain the skills and knowledge required to launch a business career. Faculty of Arts International Masters Degree Scholarships For international students enrolled in a masters degree in the Faculty of Arts. Beatrice Ratcliffe Postgraduate Scholarship in Music For students undertaking postgraduate study in the School of Music. AUEA Braithwaite-Thompson Graduate Research Awards To assist international graduate students and support innovative graduate research in the Faculty of Engineering. University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships For high-achieving doctoral candidates applying for admission to an approved doctoral programme, with their most recent qualifying programme completed at a New Zealand university. University of Auckland Law School’s Dean’s Doctoral Scholarships For academically excellent students to undertake full-time doctoral study on an agreed topic in the Faculty of Law. University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarships To provide financial support so that health professionals can return to the University to study for a doctorate in health related areas. University of Auckland Health Research Doctoral Scholarships To encourage and support academically excellent students to study for a PhD in a health-related area in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. New Zealand government scholarships New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships Development scholarships These provide an opportunity for students from selected developing countries to pursue studies in development-related fields. Upon completion of their programmes, students are expected to return and contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries. Available scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and the Asian Development Bank with financing from the Japanese government. New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) New Zealand Pacific Scholarships (NZPS) New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards Commonwealth Scholarships Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship Many other University of Auckland scholarships are open to international students. Please refer to the university website.