Study at a diverse, urban university with a reputation for excellence in the sciences, engineering and research in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city.
|Location||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Term||Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Auckland, known as the "City of Sails," is New Zealand's most populated city with about 1.4 million people, which represents about a third of the country's population. The city offers a multicultural flair, natural beauty, a perfect setting for watersports and tons of cultural events.
Study at the University of Auckland, a large, diverse and urban university with a reputation for excellence in the sciences, engineering and research.
Go to the At a Glance Comparison page to learn some quick facts about the Learning Abroad Center's other University Study in New Zealand programs.
On-campus housing is guaranteed for all students who apply by the posted deadlines. Housing is available in residence halls, university apartments, and student flats.
The University organizes a series of interesting activities, including ski trips, Maori cultural activities and sport days. In addition, there are over 100 student clubs for you to join.
You also have the opportunity to participate in a conservation volunteer weekend at some point during your studies. This opportunity to participate in a project and learn about the New Zealand environment is a highlight of the program.
Students studying at the University of Auckland will:
The University of Auckland has staff available to provide orientation, on-site support and advising to help you adjust to a new educational system and integrate into campus life.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Lower- and upper-division classes are available.|
16–17 credits per semester
Popular course clusters lists classes in popular subjects, including classes specific to New Zealand, and classes consistently popular with visiting students.
You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
Other academic information, as well as program dates, housing options, special classes, etc., can be found at Auckland's main study abroad page.
The University of Auckland offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UofM degree programs:
This course is offered at no additional cost on this program. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Spring Semester||Early Feb–late June||Oct. 15|
|Calendar Year||Early Feb–late Nov||Oct. 15|
|Fall Semester||Early July–mid Nov||Apr. 15|
|Academic Year||Early July–late June||Apr. 15|
Applications after this deadline may be considered. Contact Ryan McCarthy at email@example.com to inquire.
NOTE: For Spring Semester and Calendar Year applicants, if you apply after October 15 on-campus housing is NOT guaranteed. Apply early to ensure housing.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s APAAC ($1925 one semester / $2925 for Academic Year) and required UofM international health insurance.
The New Zealand government also requires all students to carry an approved NZ-based health insurance policy. The policy costs approximately US$220 per semester. Details and instructions will be sent to students upon admission.
If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.
The University of Auckland extends five scholarships each semester, in the amount of NZ $1275 each, to University of Minnesota students studying at Auckland. Application instructions are included in the regular program application checklist and have the same deadline as the regular program application.
Education New Zealand offers scholarships specifically for students coming to study in New Zealand.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in New Zealand|
|Track Name||University of Auckland|
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:
Submit to the Learning Abroad Center:
In addition to completing the Learning Abroad Center's Online application checklist, you must also submit an application and supporting materials directly to the University of Auckland. Once your application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Learning Abroad Center, instructions for how to follow up with Auckland will be sent to you.
Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toRyan McCarthy or call at 612.626.9373.