IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with the University of Auckland.
The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland, founded in 1883, is the only New Zealand member of the prestigious Universitas 21, a global consortium of major universities engaged in research, academic exchange, and quality benchmarking. With about 40,000 students (including 4,000+ international students from 93 countries) the University fosters a diverse and challenging academic environment. In 2014, the University of Auckland was the only university in New Zealand included in the top 200 universities in the world list by The Times Education Supplement. The Association of Pacific Rim Universities Performance-based Research Fund also ranked the University first in New Zealand with the greatest number of A-rated researchers in the country.
The University is centrally located in the heart of Auckland, and covers an impressive 39 acres of land. The city campus has easy access to the cultural and commercial amenities of the country’s largest city, while harbor views and nearby parks add to its attractiveness. The IES Abroad program is run out of the International Office, conveniently located on campus near the library in Old Choral Hall.
You directly enroll in courses at the University of Auckland, where classes are offered on a point system. A course load of 60 points per semester is defined as full time. IES Abroad awards credit units based on the number of points assigned by the University of Auckland. A 15-point course carries 4 IES Abroad credits, a 20-point course carries 6 IES Abroad credits, and a 30 point course carries 8 IES Abroad credits. You may take a maximum of two 100-level courses each semester. You carry minimum of 14 and a maximum of 16 IES Abroad credit hours per semester. Disciplines available to IES Abroad students are listed below.
You can change your course selections until the end of the second week of the semester. Further information about course content and availability can be found on the University's course advice and information page.
Ancient History, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Chinese, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Cook Islands Māori, Creative Writing (limited availability), Criminology, Croatian, Dance, Development Studies, Drama, Economics, Employment Relations & Organization Studies, English, English Writing, Ethics, Ethnomusicology, European Studies, Film & TV Production, Film, TV & Media Studies, French, German, Greek, History, International Relations & Human Rights, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Languages and Literature, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Linguistics & English Language, Māori Studies (Te Wānanga o Waipapa), Medieval & Early Modern European Studies, Museums & Cultural Heritage, Music, Music Education, Pacific Studies, Philosophy, Polish, Political Studies, Public Policy, Russian, Samoan, Social Science for Public Health, Sociology, Spanish, Tongan, Women’s Studies, Writing Studies
Business (AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited)
Accounting & Finance, Commercial Law, Economics, Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM), International Business, Management and Employment Relations (MER), Marketing
National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (Most of these disciplines require additional application materials)
Architecture, Dance, Fine Arts, Music, Planning, Visual Arts
Education Curriculum, Education (Professional)
Chemical & Materials, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Engineering Science, Mechanical
Environmental Law, various other disciplines (limited entry)
Medical and Health Sciences
Health Sciences, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Population Health
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sport & Exercise Science, Statistics
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought & History, Practical Theology
Not all subjects are offered every semester/year and some faculties offer year-long classes only. Course offerings for the school year (which starts in February in New Zealand) are released in Nocember. In addition, there may be enrollment caps in certain disciplines, and many upper-level courses require prerequisites. Contact your IES Abroad Representative if you have specific questions regarding courses.