AUCKLAND: University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Fall Semester - Mid July - Mid November (Semester 2)
  • Spring Semester - Late February - Late June (Semester 1)

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

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. Students spend either the summer/fall or the spring/summer terms at the University of Auckland. The courses are offered mostly in the Arts & Sciences, but there are a variety of disciplines from which to choose. Students will also have access to all campus resources, including e-mail, campus activities, library facilities, and sports clubs.

Academic Calendar


Students enroll in 60 points (usually 4 courses).  In general, you 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 your courses.

Students need to 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 are also provided in the offer of admission letter.

Some syllabi for selected subjects are available online:

View Evaluated Courses

If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.

Policies and Process for Evaluations

Host University

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest university with 24,000 students. It is located in the heart of the city and offers many big city attractions such as theater, recreation, sports, pubs, and restaurants.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.8 (note: applicants with a GPA under 3.0 must complete additional application requirements - see below for details)
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    Completed online OISP application

    Please submit the following to OISP:

    • Notarized copy of your passport ID page
    • Official transcript
    • For students with a GPA below 3.0: letter of recommendation from a faculty member or instructor

    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.

    To complete Auckland's online application, please have the following materials ready:

    • 1 color, passport-size photo on plain background - please check that your photo meet's Auckland's requirements
    • Syllabi for courses you have taken at Northeastern that are equivalent to prerequisites for courses you would like to take at the University of Auckland
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). 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.


Students who study abroad at Auckland may choose to live in university housing (arranged by your Northeastern study abroad coordinator) or off campus in a private apartment (which you arrange yourself).  Due to the competitive rental market in Auckland, students are strongly encouraged to choose university housing arranged through your Northeastern study abroad coordinator.  Your Northeastern 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:

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.