University of the Week – University of Auckland

There are, around, 60,000 students in the “City of Sails”, Auckland and the introduction of the Auckland Plan has proposed to open the economy more towards overseas students. With Auckland being voted as one of the top 20 cities for students in the world, the University of Auckland, surely, is where you would want to be. So if you are looking to Study in New Zealand and not sure about the available options, read on.


Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and the best performing institution. It has over 40,000 students, with 4,700 from overseas.  It is ranked in top 200 universities of the world in 29 out of 30 disciplines. The University’s strongest subjects are Accounting and Finance, where it ranked 24th in the world. It has Politics, Law, Education, Psychology, Linguistics, English, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Modern Languages and Biological Sciences. In all of these disciplines, the University was placed in the top 50 institutions across the world. There are nine schools and faculties, under the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs & over six campuses.


Being a leading research-intensive Kiwi University, the University of Auckland has a number of significant international affiliations. It is a member of the Universitas 21, the World Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. The university is the only New Zealand partner of the UN-HABITAT program. As a student at the university, you would also have the opportunity to spend a semester or two of your course on a student-exchange basis at about 90 universities in 25 countries.



Why Study at the University of Auckland?

The University boasts of a truly impressive profile- you just have to agree to that! Here are some of the reasons why you should be here.

  • The Leading University: It is very well ranked on the global education charts. The teaching & Faulty is fabulous. The research programs are not only extensive but enjoy a great reputation.
  • Range of Programs: The courses and programs on offer and not only one of the widest possible but can also be customized according to your preferences.
  • Facilities: The University has some of the best possible student facilities on offer, with specialized support for international students like on-campus visa renewal and student advisors who help you with career prospects. It has a vast international network of Alumni, who are quite helpful.
  • Career Prospects:Though the university is highly selective, to maintain its high standards, it places you to take advantage of some of the best work opportunities. The head offices of some of the major companies in New Zealand are located in Auckland. While studying, you are allowed to work for 20 hours per week. Completing a post-grad from here earns you some extra points while applying for a permanent residence.
  • Accommodation: The University provides you with accommodation. You can choose a Hall of Residence or a self-catered apartment or flat.
  • Auckland!: Go for the city! It is one of the safest, one of the cheapest for students and one that promises so much fun!

The Student Life at the University of Auckland.

There is so, so much that you have on plate! Starting from a fabulous Orientation Week, you have a long list of activities and festivals that run throughout the year. There is an International Students Lounge by the name of iSpace. There are about a hundred clubs and societies with cultural associations from all across the globe. You have great recreational facilities and clubs. And you have a great Students Union.


We need not say anymore. Go on, have a look at this:


Scholarships on Offer:

  • ADB-Japan Postgraduate Scholarships: The post-grad programs under the scholarship are those of Public Health, Environmental Science, Development Studies, International Business and Engineering. The scholarship provides:* Tuition fee at the University.
    * Airfare from your country to Auckland.
    * Basic cost of living.
    * Health and medical insurance.
    * Airfares from Auckland back to your homeland after you finish the course.


  • Colombo Plan Scholarship in Engineering: It was established in 2011 and is funded by alumini of the Faculty of Engineering. This covers the tuition fee of both, Under-grad and Post-grad, Engineering programs.

University of Auckland Alumni:

This one is a “Whoa!” list! There is an Academy Award-winner screenwriter, Chairman of HSBC, a couple of former PMs of New Zealand, Politicians, Pianists, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, Chief High Court Judge, News Anchor and a Diplomat.

And, well…… One of our staff.



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