University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is the largest and highest ranked university in New Zealand. It has six campuses – the main one being in Auckland’s CBD – and has more than 42,000 students enrolled in eight faculties.

Academic highlights

The University of Auckland teaches more than 120 undergraduate courses across eight faculties from Creative Arts and Industries through to Business and Medical and Health Services. They are consistently ranked in the world's top 50 universities for a multiple areas of study.
It has a marine campus at the Leigh Marine Laboratory, 100km north of Auckland.


Auckland is a constant in the lists of the world’s most liveable cities and the University of Auckland is right in the heart of the city on a 16-hectare beautifully landscaped campus.

Did you know?

Alumni from The University of New Zealand include musician Tim Finn and former Prime Minister Helen Clark.


You may need to provide a portfolio in order to be approved by faculty.

You may also need to be majoring in a particular area of study in order to study similar units at University of Auckland.

Disciplines available

Ancient cultures



Biological sciences

Biomedical sciences

Business law and taxation


Chinese languages & culture studies

Communications and media studies


Earth, atmosphere and environmental sciences

Econometrics and business statistics


Education - early childhood

Education - primary schooling


Engineering - chemical

Engineering - civil

Engineering - electrical and computer systems

Engineering - mechanical and aerospace

Film and screen studies

Fine art

French languages & culture studies

German languages & culture studies


Human geography

Indigenous studies

Information technology

Italian languages & culture studies

Japanese languages & culture studies

Korean languages & culture studies


Literary studies



Mathematical sciences

Music performance and composition



Politics and international relations

Psychological sciences

Public health and preventive medicine

Religious studies


Spanish and Latin American languages & culture studies

Social work


Translation studies

  • The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the university.
  • Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisers in your managing faculty(ies) and subject to available places at the host campus

See Auckland's unit catalogue here.

If you cannot find any unit guides after having done your own research, you can follow the process as outlined here.

Full time equivalents

  Semester Year
  Minimum 18 Monash Points Maximum 24 Monash points Minimum 36 Monash points Maximum 48 Monash points
Standard 45 points 60 points90 points120 points

Exchange program terms

University of Auckland Semester 1 (Monash Semester 1):  late February to early July
University of Auckland Semester 2 (Monash Semester 2): mid-July to November

See Auckland's Academic Calendar here.


The University of Auckland offers advice about on-campus accommodation here and off-campus accommodation here.


As a general rule, Australian citizens and permanent resident won’t need to apply for a visa to study in New Zealand, although may still need to meet character and entry permission requirements on arrival.

Monash Abroad can only provide general information - always check with the relevant Consulate/Embassy and consider advice that is right for you.

For more information on visas, please refer to the Embassy of New Zealand here

The University of Auckland also provide some advice on visas, which can be found here.

Health and insurance

When travelling on a Monash Abroad approved program, you are automatically covered under the Monash University Student Travel Insurance policy.

Orientation and extra-curricular 

Find out about University of Auckalnd's exchange student orientation here.


Tuition fees for this program are waived by the host institution. While on exchange you remain enrolled at Monash and continue to pay fees to Monash University. Find out more here.

Cost of living

One semester abroad will generally cost you approximately AUD$10,000 – $15,000, however this varies depending on destination and your individual living standards.

Monash funding

Find out about Monash Abroad Travel Scholarships here.

Find out about Monash University Travel and Placement Scholarships here.

Australian government funding

Find out about the Overseas Higher Education Loan Program (OS-HELP) here.

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University of Auckland

  • Program type: Semester exchange
  • Location:
    • City (main)
    • Tāmaki Innovation
    • Grafton
    • Epsom
  • Program periods: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Study level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

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