This program, on the north island of New Zealand, allows students to live and study in a cosmopolitan city with picturesque harbors, mountains, lakes, parks, and beaches just a short distance from the university. Auckland is the business hub of New Zealand and students have the option to take courses across many different majors.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2017
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Extension: April 29, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Notarized Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Official Transcript
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: from a faculty member or instructor.  Only required if your GPA is below 3.0.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After Northeastern’s application deadline passes, your study abroad coordinator will email you with a link and directions to complete the University of Auckland’s online application.  Please do not start Auckland’s application before you receive this information.
  • 1 Color Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2]):  on plain background – please check that your photo meet’s Auckland’s requirements    
  • Syllabi for courses you have taken at Northeastern: equivalent to prerequisites for courses you would like to take at the University of Auckland
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Exception: This program will consider applicants who do not meet the cumulative GPA requirements in certain circumstances and/or with additional application materials. Please contact the GEO coordinator for more information.
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Students enroll in 60 points (usually 4 courses).  In general, students may select from Auckland’s entire course catalog.  However, certain subjects are not open to study abroad students, or have only limited spots available.  Please carefully read the study guide before choosing courses.

Conduct a search in the course catalog here.

You must apply for a “concession” to take any course with prerequisites. In this process, faculties assess whether your prior study meets relevant course prerequisites and notify you accordingly. You can only apply for a concession after you have applied and been accepted to Auckland.  Detailed instructions on course enrolments will be provided in the offer of admission letter.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Housing: $TBD
  • Your GEO coordinator will contact you after you have applied with more information on the cost of on-campus accommodation.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: October 12, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Notarized Passport Photo ID:  
  • Official Transcript
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: from a faculty member or instructor.  Only required if your GPA is below 3.0.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: After Northeastern’s application deadline passes, your study abroad coordinator will email you with a link and directions to complete the University of Auckland’s online application.  Please do not start Auckland’s application before you receive this information.
  • 1 Color Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2]):  on plain background – please check that your photo meet’s Auckland’s requirements
  • Syllabi for courses you have taken at Northeastern: equivalent to prerequisites for courses you would like to take at the University of Auckland
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Exception: This program will consider applicants who do not meet the cumulative GPA requirements in certain circumstances and/or with additional application materials. Please contact the GEO coordinator for more information.
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.2667 (Auckland: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take four 15 credit courses for a total of 60 Auckland credits
  • If a student takes 60 Auckland credits, they will earn 16 Northeastern credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change
  • You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

In general, students may select from Auckland’s entire course catalog.  However, certain subjects are not open to study abroad students, or have only limited spots available.  Please carefully read the study guide before choosing courses.

Conduct a search in the course catalog here.

Pre-Reqs and Restricted courses for Study Abroad Students:

Study Abroad students can select courses across different disciplines provided they meet course prerequisites and the courses are not restricted (see “course restrictions”). Information about our course structure can be found on Student Services Online www.auckland.ac.nz/sso-enrol.

Restricted Courses:

  • Courses offered in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy and Optometry.
  • Courses running for the whole academic year – e.g. PSYCH 308A and 308B (except students enrolled for the whole University of Auckland academic year – February to November).
  • 100 level courses in Fine Arts, Architecture and Planning (unless you are majoring in this subject at your home university).
  • BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102.
  • Graduate School of Management courses running on a quarterly basis –e.g. BUSACT, BUSADMIN etc.
  • Courses ending with the letters F or H – e.g. HISTORY 91F or MAORIHTH 14H. These are foundation year courses and not appropriate for Exchange students.
  • Stage I Engineering courses (ENGGEN 115, ENGGEN 121, ENGGEN 131, ENGGEN 140, ENGGEN 150, ENGSCI 111, ELECTENG 101, CHEMMAT121) except for those ending in G.

You must apply for a “concession” to take any course with prerequisites. In this process, faculties assess whether your prior study meets relevant course prerequisites and notify you accordingly. You can only apply for a concession after you have applied and been accepted to Auckland.  Detailed instructions on course enrolments will be provided in the offer of admission letter.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Housing: $TBD
  • Your GEO coordinator will contact you after you have applied with more information on the cost of on-campus accommodation.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Destination

Auckland is in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland life boasts its mild climate, plentiful employment and educational opportunities, as well as numerous leisure facilities. One of Auckland’s nicknames, the “City of Sails”, is derived from the popularity of sailing in the region

Accommodations

  • On-Campus: Most NU students who study abroad at Auckland choose to live in university housing.  Unlike most other programs, your Northeastern study abroad coordinator will arrange your accommodations through Auckland.  Your study abroad coordinator will contact you after you have been accepted to confirm you would like to live in university housing and to ask for your housing preferences. You should not apply for housing through Auckland’s online application portal. Housing options for 2016 are: Carlaw Park Student Village – standard single room in a four bedroom apartment Parnell Student Village – standard single room in a four, five, six, or eight bedroom apartment UniLodge – standard single room in a three or four bedroom apartment University Hall Apartments – standard single room in a four or five bedroom apartment Auckland’s accommodation service endeavors to place you with domestic students, and not other study abroad students, so that you have the opportunity to connect and make friends with other students and be supported during your time in New Zealand.
  • Off-Campus Student Arranged: You also have the option to arrange your own housing independent of the university.  However, due to the competitive rental market in Auckland, students are strongly encouraged to choose university housing, which is arranged through your Northeastern study abroad coordinator.

Host University or Organization

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest university with 40,000 students. It is located in the heart of the city and offers many big city attractions such as theater, recreation, sports, pubs, and restaurants.

Coordinators
Student Advisor