Auckland, New Zealand

Direct Enrollment - University Of Auckland

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment
Length:
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a Glance

Housing:

Apartment, Dormitory

Credits:

16 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English

Language Prerequisites:

None

Visa Required:

Yes

About the Program

Our study abroad program in Auckland offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in the University of Auckland, a prestigious research university that has courses in more than 150 disciplines. The University has a wealth of options in Māori Studies and has a marae (Māori sacred ground) on campus, indicative of Auckland’s diversity and New Zealand’s Māori heritage.

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Predeparture & Enrollment Advising

We offer you pre-departure advising that’s specific to your needs.

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On-Site Staff

Our on-site staff work with you to answer any questions.

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Field Trips

Start your journey with a two-day orientation on Waiheke Island.

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University Clubs & Events

Join one of the cultural, interest, or sports clubs and societies.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

Mid February - Late June

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Liat Wasserman

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

Auckland's skyline

Why Auckland?

The 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland third in the world for quality of life. With beautiful volcanoes and lava flows, a dynamic mixture of European, Asian, and Pacific influences, friendly residents, and breathtaking coastal views, you’ll fall for Auckland’s unique charm. 

From Auckland, you will have many opportunities to explore the beautiful country of New Zealand. Fans of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit series can visit nearby Hobbiton, where scenes from the movies were filmed.

Learn More About Auckland

Get to Know Your New City

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Climb Rangitoto

Climb this dormant volcano for a scenic view of the city.

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Visit the Wild Beaches & Black Sands

Enjoy the unique nature of New Zealand’s west coast.

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Visit One Tree Hill

Learn about Māori fortification while spotting some sheep.

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Experience Hobbiton

Visit Hobbiton, where scenes from the movies were filmed.

The Student Experience

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Housing

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  • Dormitory
  • Apartment

Dormitory

The dormitory are furnished single-rooms.  Utilities are included in the accommodation costs. There are several floors dedicated to communal kitchens, living spaces, and study areas. This housing option is self-catered, which means you prepare meals for yourself.

You have access to the University of Auckland WiFi. The commute time from the dorm to campus ranges from a 8- to 15-minute walk to campus and all are located in the city. A membership to the University Recreation Center is included for students living in University Accommodation.

Academics