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University Of Auckland

Wellington, New Zealand
Estd. 2001
Rank: #1
public University
394 Courses Available

About University of Auckland 

The University of Auckland is a public university in New Zealand. It is New Zealand's largest, most comprehensive, and highest-ranked university, consistently placing among the top 100 universities in the world. In 1883, the institution became a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. Originally, it was housed in a disused courthouse. The Institution of Auckland today has over 40,000 students spread over five campuses in Auckland, making it New Zealand's largest university by enrolment.

University of Auckland Campus

The University of Auckland has 7 campuses in total.

  • The City Campus has a range of amenities including cafes, health services, libraries, childcare facilities, and a sports and recreation center.
  • The Grafton Campus, has The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and School of Optometry and Vision Science, along with the Eye Clinic.
  • The Epsom Campus is the main teacher training campus, offering programs in teacher education and social services
  • Newmarket Campus has built an engineering research space and a civil structures hall.
  • • The Tai Tokerau Campus in Whangarei provides Northland residents with teacher education courses.

University of Auckland Ranking

  • The University of Auckland was ranked second in the government's 2006 and 2012 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) exercises, which assessed the quality of researchers and research output of all New Zealand tertiary institutions.
  • The University of Auckland was placed 81st in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
  • In the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings for 2020, the University of Auckland is ranked #1 in the globe

University of Auckland Acceptance rate

The University of Auckland has a 45% acceptance rate, which indicates that four out of every 10 people who apply are admitted. The majority of students and faculty live on the City Campus in central Auckland.

University of Auckland Students 

Across its five campuses, the University of Auckland has almost 40,000 students enrolled, with roughly 10,000 graduating each year. In addition, with over 13,000 workers and postgraduate students engaging in basic and applied research, the university is New Zealand's biggest research enterprise.

University of Auckland Faculty

There are eight faculties and three affiliated research institutions in University of Aukland, including a law school.

  • Business School 
  • Creative Arts and Industries Faculty
  • Education and Social Work Faculty
  • Auckland Law School
  • Medical and Health Sciences Faculty
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering

Research institutions 

  • Public policy institute
  • Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI)
  • Liggins Institute

University of Auckland Achievements and Awards

Students received almost 100 Blues, including nine major prizes, in four categories: sports, arts and culture, service and leadership, and innovation.

  • Award for the Most Meritorious Innovation -Taylor Grey  
  • Award for the Most Meritorious Performance (Arts and Cultural) -Abdallah Alayan
  • Major Pasifika Award -Sulu Fitzpatrick
  • Para-athlete - Anna Steven
  • Sportswoman of the Year -Brianna Reynolds-Smith

University of Auckland Scholarships

The University of Auckland offers many scholarships for students. Some of the popular scholarships offered or the students are:

  • International Master's Degree Scholarship from the Faculty of Arts : Each year, up to five of these scholarships worth up to $10,000 are offered to overseas students for one year.
  • International Student Excellence Scholarship : Up to 50 of these scholarships, worth up to $10,000 per year, are offered yearly to overseas students pursuing an undergraduate degree, a postgraduate diploma, or a taught master's degree.
  • Vietnam Excellence Scholarship at the University of Auckland : A grant of up to $10,000 is available for incoming foreign undergraduate and postgraduate students from Vietnam.

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Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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How to apply to the University of Auckland

The admission process is as follows at the University of Auckland.

Applications are accepted through the University of Auckland's official website.

  • Step 1: Go to the official university website and establish a new profile using one of the choices listed below.
  • Step 2: Complete the registration form by entering all of your information.
  • Step 3: Complete your demographic information.
  • Step 4: Provide your contact information.
  • Step 5: After properly registering, you may begin your application by selecting either a new application or a doctorate application, as appropriate.

You should save your progress while filling out the application and return to it at your leisure. There are a few programs that need you to interview. 


While each program has its own set of entrance standards, ranging from minimum qualifying grades to portfolios to interviews, the information below will tell you about the eligibility criteria of UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs in common.

Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Meet the equivalent of the University Entrance (UE) criteria in New Zealand (the minimum standard for admission to New Zealand universities)
  • Meet program-specific entrance requirements, such as English language proficiency.
  • English Language Proficiency examinations are required of all overseas students who do not speak English as their first language.

Master's Degree Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area from a recognized university, plus one year of postgraduate study and an undergraduate degree in a related discipline.
  • GPE requirements must be met.
  • English Language Proficiency examinations are required of all overseas students who do not speak English as their first language.

Philosophical Doctorate (Ph.D.) Admission

  • Ph.D. is based on academic excellence and requires a master's degree in a comparable discipline with a minimum GPA.
  • Must have excellent research skills and theoretical knowledge.
  • Prior research experience in a related research project, dissertation, or thesis is required.
  • English Language Proficiency examinations are required of all overseas students who do not speak English as their first language.

Admission Requirements for University of Auckland

Various documents required for the admission for both UG and PG in university of Auckland. Some of the documentation requirement will be the same in both areas.

List of documents required for UG 


Proof of English proficiency tests.

Academic transcripts of 12std


Birth certificate


List of document required for PG


Proof of English proficiency tests.

Academic transcripts of bachelor’s degree



Birth certificate

Work experience

Masters in University of Auckland

The institution provides 162 programs in 24 categories, including undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees, as well as preparatory and concurrent programs from that, the institution will be offering 26 new programs shortly.

The various master’s programs offered at the university are Master of Management, Master of International Business, Master of Marketing, Master of Public Health, Master of Professional Studies in Data Science, Master of Commerce in Accounting Etc. the average fees for a master's program here is 20 lakhs per year.

Bachelor’s in University of Auckland

The various bachelor’s programs offered at the university are Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Data Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science in physics, B.Com(Hons.) in Accounting, BE(Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering, etc. the average fees for bachelor’s program here is 20 lakhs per year.

MBA in University of Auckland

The Graduate School of Management helps organizations change the economy by enhancing their capabilities. The university also offers many courses in this field, such as Business Masters, Executive, and Professional Development Masters, Executive programs, Master of Business Management, Master of Business Analytics, Postgraduate Diploma in Business, and so on, ranging from a two-day short course to an MBA. the average fees for the MBA program here are $43,727.

Requirements & Eligibility
Business and Management
Computer Science and IT
Fine Arts
Hospitality and Tourism
Professional Studies
Social Science
Important Deadlines
Area of StudyPGUG
Business and Management30.nov30.nov
Computer Science and IT30.nov30.nov
Fine Arts01/Jan, 30/Apr30.nov
Hospitality and Tourism30.nov-
Professional Studies30.nov-
Social Science30.nov30.nov
Life at University Of Auckland

Life at the University of Auckland

Students at the University of Auckland Attend orientation, form social networks and participate in sports which makes their life enjoyable out of the classroom. There is a student group for everyone at the University, with over 200 clubs and societies to choose from. While students are enrolled in classes, they can participate in a variety of leadership and service activities.

Accommodation at University of Auckland

Students can choose from a variety of housing alternatives at the University of Auckland. Hundreds of people live in Residential Halls and Apartments, which provide food, lodging, and social and welfare services in addition to self-catered individual homes.

University of Auckland on campus Accommodation

Students can choose from two types of on-campus housing at the university of Auckland :

  • Completely catered (FC)
  • Self-contained (SC)

Utilities are included in the lodging fees (water, electricity, and internet). The cost of on-campus accommodation here is 200-500 NZD per week.

University of Aukland off-campus Accommodation

  • Singe room in apartment
  • Single room in a dormitory
  • Studio Deluxe

The average cost of off-campus accommodation is $5,000 to $7,000.

Career at University of Auckland

Careers New Zealand has a thorough list of venues where you may discover job postings for University of Aukland itself . You may look for general and industry-specific job vacancy websites, as well as student and graduate sites, migrant sites, and a section for volunteer work. Make a list of organizations you'd want to work with and visit their websites frequently.

Many organizations host talks and seminars on campus to help you learn more about their operations, career prospects, and how to apply. Bilstein Update advertises these events.

Jobs after studying at University of Auckland

The University of Auckland Business School graduates hundreds of students each year. They go on to work in a variety of vocations and sectors, accomplishing a variety of tasks.

Examining how they obtained their positions will assist you as you begin your job hunt.

  • Some graduates land positions with large corporations that hire new graduates every year.
  • Some people find "regular" work by applying for opportunities in newspapers, on Seek, or Trade Me.
  • Some persons are employed by people for whom they currently work part-time or by firms where they interned.

Placements in University of Auckland

Students at the University of Auckland have two options: one-week assignments and one three-week externship. The institution also offers a conventional internship that lasts between six weeks and three months. Job possibilities in New Zealand are available in the form of placements and internships in Auckland, which take place across Australia and the South Pacific. From early March through early June, placements are available. Externships take place from early June until mid-July. The internship usually takes place over the summer (known as a a'summerternship'), although it can also take place at other periods of the year.

University of Auckland Notable Alumni

  • Anthropologist Alexandra Brewis Slade
  • Margaret Brimble is a scientist who specializes in organic chemistry.
  • Dianne Brunton is a professor of ecology at Massey University.
  • Colleen M. Flood, professor at the University of Ottawa and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Jemma Field, historian
  • Oxford philosopher Rom Harré
  • Inorganic chemist Christian Hartinger
  • Canadian anthropologist Harry Hawthorn

Colleges related to the University of Auckland

  • Wellington Institute of Technology is a university in New Zealand.
  • Waikato University is a public university in New Zealand.
  • Auckland Institute of Studies is a university in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Wellington's Victoria University.
  • New Zealand's Lincoln University.
  • The University of Otago is located in Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Canterbury University is a university in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Living Costs
Accomodation1426 nzd/month
Food300 nzd/month
Entertainment150 nzd/month
Utility191 nzd/month
Travel200 nzd/month
Miscellaneous150 nzd/month
Coke/Soda3 nzd/month
McDonalds11 nzd/month
Colleges at University Of Auckland
Business School
  • It is one of the leading business schools in Asia Pacific region according to Forbes.
  • In 2018, Financial times in its Global MBA ranking placed it on 18th rank worldwide.
  • Established in 2002, it is known for six research centers in the different fields.
  • It also offers double degree programs with other universities of Asia and Europe.
  • Many student councils and clubs are there in the institute campus.
School of Engineering

It is one of the faculties of Auckland University famous for its quality research in the field of engineering. Centre of Advanced Composite Materials and Yacht Research Unit are connected with faculty of engineering. This institute had also contributed in the world’s first Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel in 1994 which is used for various researches and teaching purposes. Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available here.

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ADDRESSAuckland, 1010, New Zealand
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Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.
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