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Universities in Auckland

AUT University


The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has degrees in the arts, business, communication, education, law, and many other areas, focusing on practical, hands-on education. The university has developed a reputation for excelling in Maori cultural studies, media studies, and hospitality and tourism, as well as a top university for international students seeking a close-knit community in a thriving Pacific city. Established in 2000, AUT has grown to be one of the four largest universities in New Zealand. In its short history, the university has graduated 23,000 students from its graduate and undergraduate programs. AUT University is New Zealand's most contemporary university, with innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. AUT University is outward-looking, developing and adapting to the social, economic, and technological realities which shape the world today.

AUT has two well-positioned campuses. City Campus in the center of Auckland, and North Shore Campus across the Auckland Harbor Bridge. Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city with a population of 1.4 million. The urban area is twice the size of London and offers entertainment, nightlife, and shopping. The temperate climate encourages an outdoor lifestyle and there is easy access to surf beaches, ski fields and mountains.

Study abroad students can choose from classes offered in the following fields:

  • Applied Humanities
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer and Mathematical Sciences
  • Design & Creative Technologies
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health & Environmental Sciences
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Language and Culture
  • Maori Studies
  • Social Sciences
Study Abroad students are encouraged to take classes from Te Ara Poutama to gain an understanding of New Zealand Culture. Courses such as Te Ara Pou Leadership and Introduction to Culture and Society are favorites for study abroad students. Part-time internships, in most fields, are also available for academic credit during a semester abroad (at an additional fee).

AUT is recognized by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand. AUT is ranked in the top 450 institutions in the world in the 2016-2017 QS World University Rankings, up 60 spots from the 2015-2016 rankings.

AUT supports three ISA study abroad students with $1,000 NZD awards each year. The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA.

University of Auckland

Founded in 1883, the University of Auckland is a research-led, international university that is recognized for excellence in teaching, learning, research, creative work, and administration, for the significance of its contributions to the advancement of knowledge and its commitment to serve its local, national and international communities. Studying for a semester or a year at the University of Auckland is an academic and cultural experience you will never forget. It is also New Zealand's leading research university. The University of Auckland will give you the edge you need to be a successful, globally-confident citizen. The University of Auckland Business School has Triple Crown accreditation from AACSB International, EFMD-EQUIS and AMBA. The university is also recognized by the Ministry of Education, New Zealand.

The University of Auckland offers classes in: Arts, Business, Creative Arts & Industries, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical & Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological and Environmental Sciences

For over 100 years, the University has had a presence on what is now the City Campus. Located in the heart of Auckland, the campus is accessible to the cultural and commercial amenities of the country's largest city, while harbour views and nearby parks add to its attractiveness. The City Campus provides a full range of amenities, including cafés, health services, libraries, childcare facilities, and a recreation centre. Historically significant buildings include Old Government House, the Clock Tower, and University House (once a synagogue).

The University of Auckland is ranked 81st in the world (#1 in New Zealand), according to the QS World Rankings for 2016-2017. It is also New Zealand's leading research university. The University of Auckland will give you the edge you need to be a successful, globally-confident citizen.

Our programs at the University of Auckland